Studies for Thunder Live - a temporal sonic sculpture
Studies for Thunder is a homage to the raw forces and the beauty of nature; an artificial thunderstorm, completely created out of granulated bursts of filtered noise, without the use of any reocrdings or samples. The piece is set up for an impressive multi-channel experience, where the audience is placed right in the eye of the storm:
Eight speakers form a ring, the venue in complete darkness, the audience and the performer sitting in the center. The piece has a duration of 30 minutes and the final version was realised at the Elektronische Studio der Technischen Universitat Berlin in 2005.
The performance has a high dynamic range, with very quiet moments, and with sudden dramatic eruptions, evolving into a dense climax.
Studies for Thunder Live
is based on material which can be heard in the last piece of the "Signal to Noise
" CD. From that material a a four channel version hs been derived. It had its premiere at MUTEK Mexico
, April 13 2005, performed at a giant volcanic open air space with the audience sitting on lava rocks. Encouraged by the success of this performace I further refined it at the Technical University Berlin
into a more complex eight channel version. This version had its premiere at MUTEK Montreal
in summer 2005.