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[Compositions 2018]

Composition 2018.01 (Untitled) 

Composition 2018.01 (Untitled) consists of a small number of repeating tones  - pitched at either C2 or C3 - that fade in and out of each other. Ring-modulation has been applied to some of the elements to create a level of harmonic complexity. 

Composition 2018.01 (Untitled) was first performed at Corpora Aliena - IKLECTIK - London - 23.11.2019.




Composition 2018.01 (Untitled) Live Film

Composition 2018.01 (Untitled) Live Film is of Bernhard Living performing at Corpora Aliena - IIKLECTIK - London - 23.1.2019.



Composition 2018.02 (Untitled)

Composition 2018.02 (Untitled) is sparsely textured - and consists of three repeating tones - C1 - C2 - and C3 - that fade in and out of the surrounding periods of silence. Ring-modulation has been applied to create a level of harmonic complexity.



Composition 2018.03 (Untitled) 

Composition 2018.03 (Untitled) consists of three tones pitched at C2 - C3 - and C#3 - that fade in and out of the surrounding silence. Distortion and ring-modulation have been applied to create levels of harmonic and timbral complexity.



Composition 2018.04 (Unknown Metaphysics)

Composition 2018.04 (Unknown Metaphysics) is sparsely textured - and consists of three repeating sounds - pitched at C2 - C3 - and  C#3 - separated by periods of silence.
 
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Composition 2018.05 (Untitled) 

Composition 2018.05 (Untitled) has minimal content - and consists of three short repeating sounds separated by periods of silence.  The composition was produced using a reductive approach - and shares a formal ‘black square’ minimalist aesthetic with other compositions. It is a form of technological lessness - in which everything has been reduced to bare essentials.



Composition 2018.06 (Untitled)

Composition 2018.06 (Untitled) consists of two sounds - one pitched at C1 and the other at C3 - with the sounds being separated by periods of silence. Distortion has been applied to create a level of timbral complexity.



Composition 2018.07 (Untitled)

Composition 2018.07 (Untitled) was produced digitally using FM synthesis - and consists of two short sounds separated by periods of silence.  One of the sounds has been duplicated and panned to the left and right channels of the stereo field. Distortion has been applied to create a level of timbral complexity.



Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories)

Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) is a collaboration between the violinist and sound artist Manja Ristić and the composer Bernhard Living. The components of the composition were derived from violin samples - with the samples effected and pitch-shifted to create a number of different elements that repeat and fade in and out of each other.  

In the words of Manja Ristić:  Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) was conceptualised with pre-recorded violin samples by Manja Ristić. Processed violin sounds build a meditative atmosphere inviting us into a deep listening experience. Suggested by "sonic breathing", drone-like fluctuations and spatial extensions with overall minimal sound movement - and allude to altered state of consciousness that transcend the alteration of space-time perception. The organic sound of the instrument is wrapped in a digital net developing a dense, almost material sonic body. 

Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) was first performed at Poetronica - Curated by Pavel Zhagun - National Centre for Contemporary Art - Moscow - 21.04.2018.

It was also performed at Corpora Aliena - IKLECTIK - London - 14.07.2018.

Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) Live Film

Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) Live Film is of Bernhard Living performing at Poetronica (Curated by Pavel Zhagun) - National Centre for Contemporary Art - Moscow - 21.04.2018.