Chelsea Leventhal


6-channel electroacoustic composition for choreography by Anni Küpper commissioned by Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes
Still/bewegt is a piece created together with Anni Küpper that resulted from a one-week residency in December of 2014. This first collaboration joins a multichannel auditory experience with juggling performance. For this piece, a six-channel electroacoustic work was diffused from three columns of speakers arranged in a triangle around the performer.

The sonic material, consisting of manipulations of the scraping of the clubs on concrete and a cymbal vibrating on dry ice, was both influenced and matched by the choreography in a reciprocal process. Through the play with suspension and acceleration, a shifted perception of time is triggered. The composition and performance together establish an organic texture inside of a synthetic universe.