String Fields

Violin and live computer processing

Duration: 7 min.

In String Fields, a computer transforms the live sound of the violin, stretching it out in real time to different speeds. Therefore the violinist plays along with herself but at different tempos simultaneously, what would have been called in the Middle Ages a mensuration canon. Here the single melody proceeds at six different speeds, creating along the way points of convergence in which pitches line up in retuned sonorities, like a field of memories that sometimes come into focus.