Lamento industriale (2017)
octophonic acousmatic work
Lamento industriale was commissioned by the biennial open air festival INTERIM, which took place on the pastures and in the forrest near Grabenstetten, Germany between 12 September and 1 October 2017. There were sculptures, installations and several performances spread over the entire area. One of the locations presented works by Stefanie Zoche from Munich. Her sand casting sculptutres displayed various augumented industrial objects. Four musicians were commissioned to create music inspired by these works. I recorded sounds from miscellaneous industrial firms such as a metal construction firm, a brewery, a quarry, a scrab yard etc. and processed these materials in diverse ways. I was particularly fascinated by a sound based on a recording of scraping metal, which, having been processed, sounded to me sometimes like an electric guitar, sometimes like a saxophone and sometimes like a lament.