Sabine Lara Vogel - Strandspiel 9:37 Loop
Strandspiel is a binaural composition created by Sabine during
her visit to De La Warr
Pavilion. She combines compositional elements with field recordings
of the sea, building and
environs to create an evocative sonic collage.
"Always attrackted by the sea I took the binaural microphones
and the piccolo flute and went down to the beach.
I loved the sound of the pebbles, which are quite typical
for the beaches of south england an so I started to play with
them. Then I just was standing at sea, playing the piccolo,
breathing with the waves, talking to the sea.
Later I walked always the the same distance back and forth
- sometimes slower, sometimes faster - each time playing a
different sound / tone on my instrument. Because of the wind
my embouchure was sometimes destracted, sometimes because
of that, the sound changed. It was a very physical experience.
The wind took my breath, influenced my playing. I edited the
recordings, layerd them, put them together to this piece."
The piece is best listened to on headphones -
and its envisaged that wireless headphones on a couple of
deck chairs on the De La Warr
Pavilion balcony will be available for FOS audience to experience
the work. (Lewis Sykes)