Commissioned Work

posedai tot felul de obiecte electrice

A 28 minute tone poem inspired by Mircea Cărtărescu’s homonymous piece: https://www.versuri.ro/versuri/mircea-cartarescu-posedai-tot-felul-de-obiecte-electrice-_u677.html The particularity of this text is represented by the clash in the male’s perception of the woman as a confusing entity encompassing a multitude of features and stereotypes, the reflex of the male gaze being that of adopting a simultaneously contemptuous and deifying attitude towards her contemporary authority. Dealing with a gender already emancipated psychologically and competent technologically presents itself as the core issue, backed up by a fascination with the subconscious of the subject matter. Furthermore, the title means “you were posessing all sorts of electrical objects”, which made it a perfect match to the Re#sister as a nonbinary feminist collective of electronic musicians.

I intended to create a densely layered vocal piece that might remind listeners of Louis Andriessen’s “De Tijd”, in the sense of it being melodically indeterminate. The atmosphere could remind one of Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel”. This had been a perfect opportunity to attempt to conjure such specific atmospheres of tension and dramaturgy in my works. On a technical level, I was interested in using digital effects during the 3 nights I spent by myself at the WORM Studio workin’ on it.

main arranging C & D asignments at PCC [own compositions]