METALLOPHONIA for tape (1994)

Duration: 12 min

As indicated by the title, the work "Metallophonia" is exclusively based on metal sounds, which have been produced by treating all sorts of metal objects such as cutlery, baking-sheet, cymbals, gongs etc. These sounds have been digitally recorded and transformed by a Roland S 760 sampler. The compositional process is a complex interaction between calculation and experiment, constantly forming and changing the sound material. Large parts of the work have been realized with the help of a graphic composition computer program written by the composer, enabling him to draw musical structures on the screen which then control a synthesizer or sampler.

Metallophonia was premiered at the event "Elektronische Nacht" at the Wilhelma Theater in Stuttgart on July 1, 1994.