Symbiosis (17'30, 2002)

Cello and computer

Symbiosis, for cello and computer (MAX/MSP or tape), takes the cellist and the listener on a journey towards a symbiosis of timbre and theatre. In the first acquaintance, the cellist and the computer occupy two different sound worlds and the cellist struggles to be heard above an accumulating industrial-noise. Gradually, through a journey into the landscape a journey into nature the two form a symbiosis. The cello becomes the organism within a larger electroacoustic sound picture, cello and computer mutually benefiting the other to create a rich counterpoint of articulations, melting timbres and extra-musical allusion.