ricercar

ricercar

for performers, video, sensor and interactive electronics
2020
15′

GitHub repository

ricercar is the searching out composition, explores different media

It is about:
human body perception •͡˘㇁•͡˘
teddy bear ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
barking (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
what??? (Ͼ˳Ͽ)..!!!
square □ ■
white noise X(t)
rabbit (\-/)
zeroing 0000000
vision in toad [not found]
ghost in the machine ‹’’›(Ͼ˳Ͽ)‹’’›

It’s not about:
pacman ᗧ···ᗣ···ᗣ··
cute cats ^⨀ᴥ⨀^  
birds (⌒▽⌒) ~(‾▿‾)~  
domino [: :|:::]
loading ███▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
emo (///_ ; )
Harry Potter ϟ
chairs ╦╣ ╦╣ ╦╣
snails ‘-‘_@_
or even the error aesthetic (╯°□°)╯︵ ɹoɹɹƎ

…by the way, hello everybody (ʘ‿ʘ)╯
let’s play »»———————► soon!
┏(-_-)┛┗(-_- )┓┗(-_-)┛d(^o^)b¸¸♬·¯·♩¸¸♪·¯·♫¸¸

The idea behind the title related not actually to the ricercar as a genre or a type of instrumental composition, but more to the initial etymology meaning came from Italian ricercare — to seek again, seek out. It consists of the different parts within the tags: pulse (as the initial, primal sound impulse), vision in toad (as a metaphor of live organisms’ perception), barking (as a mode of the deep fear), rectangle (binary code system), short film (built in the composition and connected with the synesthesia topic), and zeroing (related to the actual for myself and my identity political topic performed as the ritual and the rabbit hole as a metaphor of endless way out).

Date of premiere: 06.07.2020
Location: reMusik.org
City, Country: St. Petersburg, Russia
Performers: Ensemble Adapter (Germany)
Matthias Engler, percussion
Kristjana Helgadóttir, alto flute
Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, bass clarinet
Yuri Akbalkan, electronics
Commissioned by: 7th St. Petersburg International New Music Festival reMusik.org