Vertikalzeit Nicolas Wiese

Vertical Time is exclusively derived from recordings of conventional string instruments (violin, viola, violoncello, double bass). The title implies an idea of time passing in the form of a downward spiral. The non-linear and shifting, overlapping method of (glissando-driven) recurrence, is aimed at dissolving the perception of linear time, without the use of static or endless repetition. This idea of a vertical time came to my mind as self-observation while surfing the internet. A routine web user tends to do several things at the same time, and thus wants to submerge profoundly into different information sources, archives, forums and communication channels, often in a rapidly jumping manner. this often leads to iteration loops. This desire to deepen different thoughts / activities simultaneously, has a bizarre effect on subjective perception of passing time, and on the perception of focus and distraction. At the end of the day, however, 24 hours have gone by as usual.

  • Year of composition: 2008
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: String instruments, various recording devices, Akai S2000 Sampler, different Midi Controller Keyboards, Mac Computer
  • Software used: ProTools, Reason
  • Duration of the submitted work: 14:44

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