One night as I was sleeping, LAPTOP witnessed a very obscure sequence of events. It allowed me to share it with you in form of this piece. Thank you, LAPTOP!
“Mixtape” was composed around various snippets of existing music, trying to rethink and combine them in a fluid musical continuum. They were selected by the members of the ensemble and myself and found their way into the score – in the form of very radically transformed rhythmic and melodic fragments – as well as into the electronic beats played on the keyboard – in the form of very short and unidentifiable sonic particles. Central to the composition are notated loops: They usually include an approximate instruction for each player, e.g. “increase density”, “single notes only” or “pick 1 each cycle”. Events in those loops are chosen to be played or not played by each musician in each respective cycle according to those instructions, culminating in a semi-improvised section at the end of the piece.