for violin, live-generated electronics, video and laser
composed in 2015
In STEINA I use a number of disparate elements: a solo violin, sound synthesis, and live-generated visuals produced by combining video and laser.
In this intermedia work I was not looking for a homogenous fusion of the individual elements. The laser graphics have a similar character to pencil drawings when compared to the video projections, which take on qualities more akin to painting.
The different media form an arrangement in the space in which they retain a certain independence, sometimes even conflicting with each other. The violinist uses three playing positions in all and thereby navigates between the space that unfolds between the visual elements.
The title STEINA refers to violinist video artist Steina Vasulka, whose early performance works for violin and live video formed a conceptual point of reference.
Performed by Barbara Lüneburg
Recorded on February 22 and 23, 2016 in MUMUTH/University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Recording: Marko Ciciliani (audio and video)
Recording Assistance: Davide Gagliardi (audio) and Nick Acorne (video)
Editing: Marko Ciciliani
STEINA has been supported by the Austrian SKE Fund
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