SUAL Archives | 2013

Michael Moser: Locomotion Traces for cello, two snare drums, two transducers and sound projection

Duration:      11‘19“
Featuring:     Michael Moser, violoncello
Type:              Recorded live at SUAL 2013
Credits:         Audio recording by JF, editing by BG

Locomotion Traces

For Cello, two snare drums, two transducers and sound projection (2011/2013)

Zwei Snaredrums werden in bespielte, selbstklingende Objekte verwandelt: Die Idee entstammt der Arbeit an meinen letzten beiden grossformatigen Klanginstallationen -Resonant Cuts und Antiphon Stein. Hauptelemente dieser Arbeiten waren mit Körperschallwandlern bespielte Flächenobjekte aus Glas und Metall. In Locomotion Traces bringen die Körperschallwandler den zugespielten Klang auf die Felle der Trommeln, machen sie so zu Lautsprecher die je nach Bauart und Resonanzraum diesen Klang filtern. Sinustonflächen verstärken die Verfremdung der räumlichen Wahrnehmung. Eigenresonanz, mechanische Anregung und Zuspiel überlagern einander. Daraus resultiert eine vielgestaltige klangliche Mischung von gespieltem und bespieltem Instrument.

Locomotion traces are formed by animals during travel and can represent a variety of activities, including migration or searching for food.

[Michael Moser, 2011]

Michael Moser

Michael Moser Michael Moser was born in Graz, Austria and studied architecture at the Technical University in Vienna and cello at the University of Music in Graz and Vienna with Tobias Kühne and Rudolf Leopold. Already during his studies of classical music he was intensively engaged with different forms of contemporary music – composition, improvisation, theatre and filmmusic, performance etc. – searching to enlarge the cello´s idiomatic repertoire of expression through experimenting with live-electronics. Michael Moser works as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Japan and the USA giving premieres, radio broadcasts and recordings on CD. Numerous pieces for cello solo have been composed at his suggestion. He has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Lang, Isabel Mundry, Helmut Lachenmann, Alvin Lucier, KlausLang, Otomo Yoshihide, Pauline Olivieros, Hans Zender, Elliott Sharp, Clemens Gadenstätter, Silvia Fomina, Daniel Rothman, Beat Furrer, Michael Maierhof, Phill Niblock and ensembles as a.o. Polwechsel, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Neue Musik Wien and ensemble on_line vienna. In 1998 his first solo cd “violoncello” was released on durian records. At the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2005 he premiered Bernhard Langs Double/Schatten as soloist together with Dimitrios Polisoides and the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden under Sylvain Cambreling. Besides being an acknowledged interpreter of new music michael moser also works as a composer for the ensemble polwechsel and develops sound installations and concert installations together with wolfgang musil.

[info as of 11/2013]