line-up: trumpet, horn, e-guitar, violin, viola, 4-channel playback
duration: 19 minutes
date of premiere: 21.5.2018 Ensemble Tzara, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich
commissioned by and written for Ensemble Tzara
recorded live @ Ackermannshof Basel, 23.5.2018,
Christina Aiko Mayer, violin
Genevieve Camenisch, viola
Philipp Schaufelberger, e-guitar
Christoph Luchsinger, trumpet
Samuel Stoll, horn
Dichotic Listening is a psychological test commonly used to investigate selective attention within the auditory system. During a standard dichotic listening test, a participant is presented with two different auditory stimuli simultaneously, directed into different ears over headphones.
Polychotic Listening is an extension of the dichotic listening, assuming that the participant has more than two ears.
The composition is a quadrophonic piece, with 1 instrumentalist and 1 speaker per corner forming approximately a square around the audience. the electric guitar is placed in front in the middle of the stage.