Project: Five instruments and a gun
Category: Electroacoustic composition
Period: October 2008
Event: Artist Residency
Electroacoustic concert in the landscape for cello, violin, voice, electronics, river stones, eucalyptus leafs and a gun. The different instruments will be amplified using the echo of the Nodar valley, megaphones and car audio systems.
The author wrote a musical score for the Nodar valley that includes five musicians (Manuela Barile, Rui Costa, Antonio Mainenti, Manuel Paiva and José do Raso), and one conductor (Noid himself). The different indications will be signalized using gunshots (that could be easily heard all over the valley).
The idea for this piece is connected with another project in which Noid currently works, and that he refers as “friendly takeover”: it’s the idea to play an almost invisible cello in natural sound ambiences, in order to communicate with the ambience, add some information without destroying what is there, and change it without being obvious.
This will also be the strategy for the 5 instruments and a gun, that is working with sounds that are there or could be there, melting with the natural – or better – normal sound of the valley.
Arnold Haberl (Noid) | Austria
Austrian composer and improviser, using both acoustic instruments (cello) and electronics. He has collaborated with other sound artists such as Klaus Filip, Mattin, o.blaat, erikM, etc. and with choreographers or performers (João Fiadeiro, Katharina Bauer, Mariella Greil, Tetsuo Furudate and Akemi Takeya).
With his music he tries to understand the reality of the sound we live in. This reality includes imaginations, wishes, dreams and acoustical hallucinations as well as the sound of the fan of his laptop or the wolf-tone of his cello.