R̷i̷c̷a̷r̷d̷o̷ ̷E̷i̷z̷i̷r̷i̷k̷

in steps (cycle)
for 5 amplified voices and 1 performer
Duration: ca. 30 min

written for Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

in steps I (2018/19)
commissioned by ECLAT Festival
Duration: ca. 10 min

in steps II

in steps III
commissioned by Impuls Festival für neue Musik Sachsen-Anhalt
Duration: ca. 10 min

"in steps" is written for five amplified voices and one performer controlling on/off switches to each one of the microphones.
The starting points for the composition of these pieces was my interest in step sequencers and step sequence patterns as well as the possibility of simulating/faking a kind of “downsampling“ of the human voices through the quick on and off switching of microphones.
The different episodes in each one these pieces are based on different program functions and patterns of classic step sequencers/drum machines.

Analysis (eng) of in steps I by Cathy van Eck.

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