Fluxus, pas trop haut dans le ciel
- Jaime Reis
- Year of composition: 2017-18
- Instrumentation: 16-channel fixed medium
This piece belongs to the Fluxus cycle, inspired by elements of physics, in which musical elements related to certain physical phenomena pertaining to fluid mechanics are developed. This particular piece is centered in ideas related to what I have called “aerial” soundscapes. The formal development is based on three pillars that were inspired by Bernie Krause’s concepts of geophony, biophony, and anthropophony. The sound spatialization acts as a central musical parameter, where the distribution of sound among the loudspeakers is not only related to different kinds of movements and spatial “shapes,” but also to spectral changes, different speeds and other parameters, making the spatial movements (paths) to be more or less recognizable, and even not at all. Such shapes / paths aren’t intended to be listened to as a catalogue of movements as they relate to formal aspects of the macrostructure and also to the “energy flow” that is present in each of the used sound worlds.
[Source: MR 2018]
Commissioned within the context of “The Soundscape We Live In,” a European Project organized in collaboration with GMVL, Tempo Reale, Amici della musica de Cagliari, AFEA, and the Ionian University. The main electronic realization was created during a residency at the Musiques & Recherches studios (Ohain, Belgium).
Various artistsMusiques & Recherches / MR 2018 / 2019