Soft Saturation is a sound art project that touches on electro-acoustics and classical music. The artist interprets Estonian composer Arvo Part’s 1977 piece Fratres, using only a large audio console as his sound source. Deliberately generating feedback, he develops a way to affect the volume, tone and spatiality of the sound. This allows him to express musical phrasing using the console’s faders and a system of pedals. Soft Saturation seeks to link the ancient with the modern, expressing the acoustic openness of early sacred music with contemporary sound design techniques.
|Fratres for no-input console and alto violon (live)||Residency Improv|
Update (December 2012)
Christian Carrière talks about this project on an American radio. Listen to this excerpt: