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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Raasakka, Ville: Traeumerei 

 

 

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Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Traeumerei = daydream [ger.]. The texts in this piece are from insomnia and sleep paralysis discussion forums from real people, typically frustrated by doctors unable to provide help instead of only medication. Sleep paralysis seizure often includes an awake-like episode with sensations of irritably loud everyday sounds and a horrifying unrecognizable visitor.

    The text whispered by the visitor in this piece is the poem Nacht lag auf meinen augen (Night lay upon my eyelids, 1826, by Heinrich Heine). The field recordings in the soundfile are from inside my apartment. My thanks to the voice actors Jamie MacDonald and Nils Schweckendiek for their work and for cellist Markus Hohti and the Finnish cultural foundation for commissioning this work.

  • Technical specs: 

    laptop to play soundfile and click track
    headphones for the cellist (clicktrack)
    2 microphones to amplify cello, one 40cm from the tailpiece, one 50cm from the fingerboard
    2 speakers (stereo soundfile) but can be projected with 4 speakers

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