Sound of Europe
Salzburg, 27.-28. Jan 2006
It is only in post-production that a five-channel composition can be reworked into a meaningful stereo mix with the proper volume and panorama relationships.
In this instance, the works are experimental pieces that shed light on the selection process and the basic treatment of the material, and thus resemble excerpts from a symphony score.
Most of the musical work is a matter of positioning and adjusting the volume of the individual elements in relation to each other and to the surrounding space in Salzburg; hence, this cannot be depicted on a stereo CD recording of the various takes.
Each listener (i.e. passerby) mixes his/her own version of the soundscape by moving about amongst the speakers dispersed throughout the park.
Details about the individual pieces:
1 annasong ........ two loudspeakers “sing” a piece by Rupert Huber; recorded in Berlin; female vocalist from Rome
2 censochor ........ vocal fragments from Horizontal Radio and a chorus structure by Rupert Huber
3 einstimmung in die atmosphäre ........ on site, three sounds of the Seine in Paris
4 soiree ........ London: Alexander Balanescu; Berlin: Regen; Linz: alien productions
6 mix1choir ........ Paris: chorus; Vienna: percussion; sound structures by Rupert Huber
7 ambience2 ........ ambience2 ........ sound recordings from Rome and Seville; piano; ensemble from Horizontal Radio
8 thursday afternoon ........ Radiotopia, Klangpark Linz; Mix via WWW by anonymous participants
10 frankfurt loops
........ (excerpt) example of a stereodownmix of various of the above-listed
pieces Composed and compiled by Rupert Huber
komponiert und zusammengestellt von Rupert Huberwww.ruperthuber.com