Andreja Andric – Pocket Electronic Symphonies
1 Pocket Electronic Symphony nr.1 (2017) 21’40”
2 Pocket Electronic Symphony nr.2 (2020) 22’55”
Bestellnummer: Are 7030
Gestaltung · graphic design: Dominik Susteck
Booklettext · text in booklet: Andreja Andric Master
Mastering: Andreja Andric
© 2023 Are Verlag, Köln
DDD Compact Disc GEMA LC 09084
The two electronic music works on the present album strive, each in its own way, to revisit and recreate the foundations of digital sound.
The two Pocket Electronic Symphonies, nr 1 (2017) and nr 2 (2020), are symphonies for a solo performer on a smartphone. Both symphonies are written as sound generating software which acts both as the score and the musical instrument. Using this software on their mobile phone, the performer, by changing the parameters of numerous sound generation processes, navigates the successions of massive chords of synthesized sound and builds towering climaxes and suspenseful calm sections. Both works strive to create a new kind of symphonic sound for the mobile age and to find new space for passionate, dramatic and grand musical expression.
Symphony nr. 2 develops the ideas from Symphony nr 1 further in a different direction, shifting focus towards more gradual changes in volume, sound density, harmony and sound texture.
On this recording, both works are performed by the composer.
Andreja Andric (born 1973) is a Serbian composer and programmer, living in Aarhus in Denmark. He explores the intersections of mathematical processes, intuition and chance and uses computer programming as key means of artistic expression. With a primary interest in composition and performance for his networked laptop/smartphone ensemble, he is also active as composer of vocal and instrumental music and creator of video and multimedia art. His work has been performed on festivals such as ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) in Limerick, Ireland 2022, World Music Days 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia, and Festival Futura in Crest, France (2018). Holds a PhD in Music Informatics from the State University of Milan, Italy.
Recorded: December 2nd 2017 (track 1) and August 22nd 2020 (track 2), at the composer’s home studio in Aarhus, Denmark.