Helena (march 2014)
The intention of this piece is to create a quantum planetary universe of splintered sounds. This can easily result in just chaotic randomness. Therefore I clot seperate short soundclips into groups. In turn, those new groups clot into bigger clusters. This way I gain massiveindividual soundobjectswith high granular density. Polyrhythmical structures are enclosedby repeating short granular patterns,like frozen mechanisms. These loops connect the bigger soundobjects in time. Some things are too big to control, others too small. In between I compose.
"Helena" received a special mention on the competition "Métamorphoses 2014" (Brussels), was finalist on the competition "Città di Udine - TEM 2014" (Italy) and won first prize on the 7th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music Composition, Category Acousmatic, of The Foundation Destellos (Argentina) in 2014.
2014: Special mention at the "8th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses 2014" in Brussels for the piece "Helena".
2014: Finalist on the “Electro-acoustic music” section of the international composition competition "Città di Udine" – Tenth Edition (2014) - TEM, (Italy) for the composition "Helena".
2014: First prize on the 7th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music Composition, Category Acousmatic, of The Foundation Destellos (Argentina) for the work "Helena"
"Helena" shows not only a rich acousmatic phantasy,
but it also reveals a strong feeling of instrumentality.
(Ricardo Mandolini, USP Virtual Concert 8)