This is my first attempt to invent an electronic part in addition to an already preexisting composition by another composer.
To deal with this situation several options for the role of the electronics came to my mind:
accompaniment, orchestration, comment, interference, destruction, remix ...
following traces, engraving traces, leaving traces.
traces in space, traces in time, traces in sound.
The string theory is an attempt to explain all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory by modeling them as different patterns of multi-dimensional vibrations of tiny supersymmetric strings.
Our physical space is observed to have only four large dimensions, but nothing prevents one from having more than 4 dimensions, per se. In the case of string theory, consistency requires spacetime to have 10, 11 or 26 dimensions. The conflict between observation and theory is resolved by making the unobserved dimensions compact dimensions. One way of dealing with higher dimensions is to not try to visualize them at all but to just think of them as extra numbers in the equations that describe the way the world works.
Only a few millimeters away from our 4-dimensional world many parallel universes might exist.
The zheng, a 2500 years old zither-like string instrument, is one of the very popular musical instruments in the traditional music of China.
Lài Qu ... (pronounced: lie chü) combines traditional with unconventional playing techniques on this instrument. During the performance of the piece the zheng sounds get processed in real-time by a software written in the SuperCollider language on a Macintosh computer. Some pre-produced sound files, most of them are also derived from the instrument, complete the process. The linear melodies of the zheng and the vertical spectras of the electronic sounds act as various colors and drawing styles like in an abstract landscape. Whereas the multi-channel electronics widen the space of the instrument so that it surrounds the audience. Or is it the other way round does the travel go inside?