Premiado 20.º Concurso Internacional de Composição Electroacústica Música Viva 2019
Prémio • Sutures de Leo Magnien
Júri do Concurso 2019: Trevor Wishart, Gilles Gobeil, Miguel Azguime
this piece explores the memory that sounds carry from the moment they were taped. In stitching together candid recordings made years apart, it attempts to conjure the relative events as well as to cast them in a sonic amulet.
The tension between the acoustic sources, the digital projections and their inmost content draw a network of remanences, a multiplex of signs. The work becomes a pool of possibles, never to be decoded but open for all to wander.
Leo Magnien has been working with sounds for more than a decade. During night shifts in a radio station, he discovered the poetic nature of acousmatic sound and transmission. He has since developed a practice of listening that results in the use of phonography as a basis of all his works. His focus is on the subtle variations, the tenuous perceptions, and how to present these to the listener. He lives in a natural zone in northern France.