addenda january 2008
Chordette I (Theresienstadt), 2008.
principle employed in the composition procedure of Chordette I (Theresienstadt)
could be described as an audio mapping of already existing musical pieces
and creation of new musical pieces using the pitches of the mapped out fragments.
In creation of Chordette I (Theresienstadt) anonymous composition from film
Theresienstadt: Der Führer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt (1944) by Kurt
Gerron was used. First the particular number of fragments (samples in duration
of approx. 0,3 second) of the abovementioned anonymous composition was mapped
out, later these fragments were orchestrated using their precise pitches.
At the current time the described principle is used in the creation of other
Chordettes that are also based on the pitches of already existing musical
pieces. The title of the series has no substantial reference to the American
pop group of the same name, still some connections are unavoidable.
Instrumental sounds were recorded individually in the Lithuanian National Theater Studio by Vaida Pasareviciute (flute), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Roman Repin (trumpet), Tadas Zukauskas (violin), Arturas Bumsteinas (accordion and sinewaves)