Lokale Orbits Trio No. 1

2009

Working with computer algorithms creates the opportunity for experimentation, which is important to me. The music created by this means is neither a transformation of abstract concepts nor the approximation of sounds that have been imagined. Rather, during the compositional process one is confronted with results that immediately demand further development. In the series Lokale Orbits, instrumental sounds were the starting point for experiments in granular synthesis. Trio 1 is based on a percussive electronic layer derived from piano sounds, in the first part confronted with single instrumental gestures. A process of disintegration leads to a second kind of combination of instrumental and electronic material.


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Daniel Mayer (1967) completed studies of pure mathematics and philosophy at Karl-Franzens-University and music composition with Gerd Kühr at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.  He pursued postgraduate study in 2001-02 at the electronic studio of the Music Academy of Basel, Switzerland, with Hanspeter Kyburz. Daniel was guest composer at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2003-04) and at IEM Graz (2005), and was a staff member at IEM Graz within the research project Patterns of Intuition. Daniel continues his work with generative computer algorithms in electronic and instrumental music.

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Daniel Mayer