LENA MEINHARDT
COMPOSING
places01

Stuttgart main station 2019 / 2020

field, train, announcement recordings
frequency modulations
tune: math.pow((3:2), (1:16))

Rosa pendula Coroa des flores VI (花冠 [花冠] huaguan)

For the piece rosa pendula I used the files:
Algérie 76-78 – Prises de sons – industrie textile machinerie.wav
Societe I - Enregistrement Radio France Bande C_01.wav

To get an idea of the form for the piece I analyzed the time structure from Societe I - Enregistrement Radio France Bande C_01.wav. I scaled the different intervals between the machine events into a new time duration.
There result some Angle Points which helped me organizing the material. This structure was only an approximate scetch. The actual form results by hearing and taking care of the nature of the sounds. The piece plays with the thought of a machine which becomes a self organized organism.

Rosa stellata Coroa des flores V (花冠 [花冠] huaguan)

The Infinity
This solitary hill has always been dear to me
And this hedge, which prevents me from seeing most of the endless horizon.
But when I sit and gaze, I imagine, in my thoughts,
Endless spaces beyond the hedge,
an all encompassing silence and a deeply profound quiet,
To the point that my heart is quite overwhelmed.
And when I hear the wind rustling through the trees
I compare its voice to the infinite silence.
And eternity occurs to me, and all the ages past,
And the present time, and its sound.
Amidst this immensity my thought drowns:
And to flounder in this sea is sweet to me
original: Giacomo Leopardi

american english native speaker: Michael Walorski
also 4 channel version available

Rosa beggeriana Coroa des flores IV (花冠 [花冠] huaguan)

As a flower is growing and developing…
In this piece daily sounds like the sound of a coffee machine merges with a voice, a bird and the frequencies of a church bell within the 4-channel composition in form of a floral spiral. The different musical material grows out of each other, corresponding to natural proportions.

Native speaker: Yanwen Li
also 4 channel version available