Y Wê diddiwedd: Sylfaen. Cyswllt. Llif. (Transl. The Endless Web: Foundation. Contact. Flow.)
Contribution type: Fixed media audio composition in stereo
Duration: 16’ 45”
Y Wê diddiwedd: Sylfaen. Cyswllt. Llif. (2020-22) continues the series of fixed media sonic portrayals of – and meditations on – spaces, places, people, instruments,…that I have composed since late-90s.
The work aims to bring attention to, and celebrate, the interconnectedness and emergent potential and intensities of the CSAD ‘assemblage’ – of a space dedicated to the creation and exploration of art and design works, ideas, and connections – by attuning the listener to the spectral details and qualities of CSAD originally revealed to me through nomadic listening and recording practice during the March 2022 EASTN-DC residency.
A single continuous recording of a connecting’ space in the CSAD building (see picture) functioned as the ‘foundation’ and ‘basis’ for the work’s overall structure and the development of its spectromorphological ‘flow’ through a series of layering and folding-in techniques. All pitch and temporal relationship present(ed) in the piece are as ‘produced’ by CSAD ‘itself’.
Dr Antti Saario
Dr Antti Saario is a Finnish composer, sound artist, educator, researcher, and audio professional, living and working in the UK, where he is the Head of Music at the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA), Falmouth University, Cornwall.
Antti’s creative praxis focuses on post-acousmatic fixed media composition and its experiential, critical and performative application in interdisciplinary, collaborative and multi-media contexts. His works have been performed in over 200 concerts, dance performances, festivals and installations, and have been broadcast worldwide.
Antti received his practice-based PhD in Composition from University of Birmingham in 2002 where he was supervised by Prof Jonty Harrison.