Public Privacy 5 #Aria (2016)

for synthesizer and live-video

Muntendorf_Installation_1music / video: Brigitta Muntendorf
duration: 9 min
premiere: Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik 2016
composed for: Malgorzata Walentynowicz

variation: possible as video installation with surveillance monitors, see public privacy #instant

possible to use a prerecorded video or a live video (ask the composer)

technical needs: 

projector / screen
live camera
synthesizer (66 keys)
max patch (please contact me)
microphone (Shure SM 58) / little mixing desk
2 loudspeaker

A piano player is triggering sounds of a voice. The voice is sighing, soughing, singing. You’re listening to someones story without hearing any word. Perhaps you think about gestures. Perhaps you think about sex. But these sounds are samples, recorded at a place and in a special moment you don’t know, frozen into a repeatable emotion, available any time. Is it possible to be touched in any way by a digital voice, by a sample? Is the digital revolution able to change our perception and our feelings (our relationships, our sense of building communities), to undertake them? Public Privacy#Aria invites us to enter the territory of an interplay between retrieval and creation – come into my inhabitable world.