beats.001

Festival • Electroacoustique • Monaco 2019

Audio 11’04’’ • 4 channels • voice: Vera Flück

In the work for four loudspeakers, the boundaries of beats and rhythms are fluid. The electronic cold sounds seem to run through the whole piece, but are replaced in the middle by laughing voices, which transform into crying and sobbing in a hardly noticeable way. As soon as the last sigh has faded away, the vibrating sounds of the first part are taken up again, but more and more transformed into pulsating rhythms. Beats.001 addresses the discrepancy between digital music and the naturalness of the voice. Despite the musical context, this discrepancy is not resolved, which questions the striving for digital reproduction possibilities of the analogue in an artistic way.