4-channel fixed medium

Integral/parent work: Nano-cosmos

Commission: Distractfold Ensemble

Premiere: August 7, 2016, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt: Distractfold, Centralstation – Halle, Darmstadt (Hessen, Germany)

For this piece I was interested in bacteria — particularly their ability to multiply and modify their environment by working together. This led me to the idea of exploring musical polyphony as a bacterial colonization in which sounds duplicate by binary fission processes, contaminate each other, form bacterial chains, and slowly alter the properties of the entire work. Bacillus Chorus is the fourth movement of the Nano-Cosmos, a cycle of works dedicated to small arthropods and microorganisms.

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