Sound Piece for Ligeti


Drosophila melanogaster, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, glass containers, food color, apples, shredded paper, speakers, amplifier, cables, microphone, audio player


Reminiscent of the micropolyphonic sound clusters in Gyorgi Ligeti’s work Apparitions, the almost inaudible sounds of tiny fruit flies were recorded in different glas cylinders when growing up and flying away. The recordings were used for a sound piece that fuses with Ligeti's composition Apparitions. Played back within the glass objects, the sound of the wings are interweaving with the orchestra's play, played back by a miniature speaker fixed on the wall. While the orchestra music becomes very “small”, the fruit fly sounds appear at times unobstrusively, at times overwhelming the orginal musical play.

** Sound Piece for Ligeti (Installation views)
** Apparitions (drawings on music sheets)

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Sound Piece for Ligeti (solo)

Sound Piece for Ligeti in dialogue with "Apparitions" by Györgi Ligeti, excerpt 1