Remembering Japan – part 1
16 channel electroacoustic composition year: 2016 duration: 9:48 min studio: PANaroma/Unesp, Brazil dedicated to Flo Menezes first performance: June 25, 2016 , PANaroma/Unesp – Teatro Sonoro, BrazilThis is the first part of a series of compositions. In 2014 I spent three months in Japan, researching musical rituals, improvising with local musicians and recording countless sounds in temples, gardens, streets and nature.
I'm aiming to create a sonic voyage by revisiting those recordings and by bringing spatially and temporally unrelated sonic scenes into the same room. The work is clearly based on Japanese culture while reflecting at the same time my own compositional preoccupations: polyphony, density, space and memory as structuring and formal principles.
Stereo mix of the original 16-channel composition