- Sebastian Edin
- Year of composition: 2017
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
Vestiges was written with a fascination for the spectral (in both senses of the term) qualities of recorded sound, during an extended stay on the Faroe Islands in Autumn 2017. To work with these sounds, I felt, was to allow oneself to be haunted — to remember (and therefore to create) innumerable lost pasts through electronic rites. This relationship between technique and time, two interdependent notions, is the main foundation of a piece in writing which I came to ponder my own experiential-recollecting apparatus; through the borrowed modalities of microphones, portable recorders, sound processing software, speakers… Through the voice of another.
[Source: MR 2018]
Vestiges was commissioned by The Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. The piece was premiered at Den Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen, on November 4, 2017. Vocals performed by Anna Katrin Egilstrøð.
Various artistsMusiques & Recherches / MR 2018 / 2019