Sinus Seduction (Moods Two)

Maja Ratkje

  • Year of composition: 1997
  • Duration: 10:14
  • Instrumentation: tenor saxophone, microphone, reverb and 4 loudspeakers


To Torben Snekkestad

The idea of using the rich and ‘oblique’ overtone spectrum as a resource for building up a harmonic universe is carried on from the tape piece Mono mood(S) (1997). In a soundscape where the pure (sinewaves) meets noise (distorted sax elements), the saxophonist fights for room, and changes between controlling and being controlled. The interference between the pure and the twisted leads the music through different moods, where the main atmosphere through the entire piece still remains the same.