Andreas Weixler
2017 VICC, Visby, Sweden
5 channel electroacoustic composition based on contemporary instrumental sounds and vocals
duration 07:21   

Waterghost in Visby © foto by Andreas Weixler, VICC studio foto © by Se-Lien Chuang showing Matilda Andersson, Jonas Nilsson and Andreas Weixler in Studio Alpha

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Andreas Weixler 2017 VICC
5 channel electroacoustic composition based on contemporary instrumental sounds and vocals
composed 2017 at VICC - Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden

WaterGhosts was created in the Studio Alpha of VICC during a composer in residence in February 2017. All electronic sounds are based on recordings of acoustic instruments. A multichannel realtime audio processing studio session of voice and double bass gave gestural movements of acoustic as well as generated electronic sounds in a  mutual improvisation. Recordings of the acoustic sounds of low drums and a trombone are then altered by the same max msp live processing of granular synthesis and stochastic spatialisation. The compositions is then completed by a Petzold subcontrabass recorder audio processing in the studio to configure a spatial composition in an organic soundscape.

Jonny Axelsson (S), low drums and Ivo Nilsson (S), trombone, recorded 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Matilda Andersson (S), vocal and Jonas Nilsson (S), double bass and Andreas Weixler (A) live electronics are recorded 2017 in Studio Alpha VICC, Visby, Gotland, Sweden.
Julia Russer (GER), Petzold subcontrabass recorder, recorded at the CMS Computer Music Studio of ABPU in Linz, Austria 2014.
All recordings and electronic processing by the composer.

world premiere:
• Sonorities festival, SARC Belfast, 22. April 2018

further premieres:
• ICMC - International Computer music Conference, New York City 2019
• Longyou Grotto International Music Festival, China 2019
• ACCAD OSU, Virtuoso Chances, Portrait Se-Lien Chuang & Andreas Weixler, The Motion Lab. Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, Ohio State University, 2019
• Sound Junction, University of Sheffield Concert Series, Portrait Se-Lien Chuang & Andreas Weixler, 2019

Longyou Waterghost Foto © by Longyou Grotto International Music Festival