Ghost Box Diaries 24022018

line-up: flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, violoncello, keyboard, percussion
duration: 9’30”
date of premiere: 17.5.2018, Ensemble Mise-En, The Cell, New York

commissioned by Ensemble Mise-En New York

On feburary 24th I used a Ghost Box (a device for supposedly communication with spirits) to record several radio frequencies (not used by any radio station) on the island of vis in the adriatic sea. The computer analysis of this found footage is the entire material of the composition. In this piece I did no interpretation of the recording regarding existing text fragments, voices and speech inside this radio noises (see Ghost Box Music), but I was aiming to find hidden musical messages, secret ghost melodies and harmonies, inside the noise of the aether.