The shape of this piece emerges gradually, at first several independent micro-sounds appear and are gathered at a slow pace, in order to then become organized and create musical phrases. Through these phrases various polyrhythms emerge which in turn are increased and eventually create a unified sound mass. The energy of this mass creates tension so that it becomes more and more dense until it reaches its peak and release. It will then weaken by gradually, subtracting its density and organization of its individual elements until we reach the end and the initial silence. The evolution of this piece could be explained very simply with the shape of a triangle, although we will see that there are important events within this piece that break its seemingly linear evolution and dramatically affect the listener’s anticipation. This piece was awarded with the Residency Prix CIME prize in the Prix CIME 2021 Competition from CIME/ICEM.
Nikos Kanelakis comes from Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Electroacoustic Music Composition at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University and is currently a postgraduate student in the program ” Sonic Arts and Audio Technologies” of the same department. His main subject is the acousmatic music composition. His interests extend to sound design, soundscape music, interactive sound media and field recordings. In 2016 he became a member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association and since then his works are presented at the annual concerts of the association. Nikos Kanelakis’s music has been distinguished by receiving awards in international composition competitions such as Prix CIME Competition, Iannis Xenakis Composition Competition and SIMEC.