Being (2nd version) Christian H. Sötemann

The track ‘Being’ is a radical-minimalist piece with a philosophical background in ontics. The piece is mainly reduced to displaying its being (there). It is something.

This version was performed by cryptic scenery in January, 2010. A number of different versions have been released in a variety of formats over the years.

The composition is in 4/4 time and consists of long periods of silence; twice, an intentional note is played and indicates that the piece is there. The structure is:

Seven bars of silence – two bars of low E (E2) – seven bars of silence – two bars of low E (E2) – silence until the performer decides to stop.

The sonic ambience (tape hiss, surrounding noises etc.) may occur as given in that moment of performance.

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Genre: Sonic art
  • Duration of the submitted work: 1:37
  • Production: Home


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