REBOUND is an electroacoustic composition. In this piece the technique of rebounding the sticks, common for percussionists, is used as a compositional method to expand the sonic experience of a big symphonic bass drum.
All starts with a single stroke on a symphonic bass-drum that unpredictably rebounds on a synthesizer. The musical expectations of the listener are displaced.Based on a flow of hits that rebound on a variety of instruments, the groove of recycled energy and the switches of rhythm, REBOUND crawls under the sonic skin of the listener.
«Ils volent le vent, soyons tempête», the rebounds are the wind, they steal the wind.
Composition: Alexandra Bellon
Duration : 17 minutes (to be played two times)
Bounces, percussion, synthesizers, bass drum, computer: Alexandra Bellon
Recording: Bridge studio Genève (Kugler)
Mixing: Alessandro Mazzieri
Photography: Karla Isidorou
With the participation of :
Marie Mercier, bass clarinet
Louise Knobil: electric bass
This composition is part of the cycle ONGOING composed with the support of Landis &Gyr Stiftung