hometown (2008/2007)

07.2008 Tuned City Berlin (D) 23.11.2007 Brucknerhaus Linz (A) 20.09.2007 Klangspuren Innsbruck (A)

Hometown [performance]

Hometown focuses on the locations where our personal urban life takes
place and what is special about them. the starting material consists
of recordings of urban situations/spaces in innsbruck, linz and berlin.
hometown is divided into four movements and a prologue.

prologue we see this as an introduction to our piece for the
listener – a chance to get to know the sound material and our sound

1st movement – spaces the sound sphere of three urban back courtyards,
courtyards of city apartment houses, here becomes a cantus firmus. our
interest in terms of composition lies in the communicative quality of
these acoustic spaces.

2nd movement – colors starting material is recordings of the sound
condensations in the urban sound sphere, sounds of the major urban traffic
arteries with all of their acoustic phenomena, called forth and
distinguished by their architectonic situations. these are burning and
friction sounds,modulation, layering, mixing, drone.

3rd movement – rhythm rhythms and rhythmical structures that can be
experienced every day in public space. the compositional undertaking is
nourished by rhythmic patterns of our city life and the polymetry that
underlies them.

4th movement – space the sound material from a concrete urban situation
(berlin, border between prenzlauer berg /wedding) becomes the cantus firmus.
all musical and sound aspects of the three previous movements merge here.

composed by tamtam

David Moss: Voice
Michael Moser: Cello
Hannes Strobl: E-Bass, E-Upright Bass
Sam Auinger: Sampler
duration: 57 min

excerpt prolog

excerpt räume

excerpt farben

excerpt rhythmen

excerpt raum