Artefacts #2 for soprano, drum-set and tape (2019)

Recorded live on 11.12.2020 at WDR Funkhaus Köln


Artefacts #2 represents a crossover between two conceptual pools I have been generating compositional materials from – sugarcoating series, which deals with parametrical aspects of pop music (reduction and homogenization of pitch, rhythm and texture, repetitions) and Artefacts series, that plays with immediate and secondary nostalgia that pop music evokes. This performatively demanding piece, builds itself upon a list of Top 20 Drum Intros, mostly taken from famous 80’s and 90’s rock songs, from bands/performers such as The Police, Nirvana, U2, Iggy Pop, Toto etc. All pieces in the Artefacts series are accompanied by a Spotify playlist (titled »Artefacts Playlists«) which can be expanded by other users and their nostalgic references.

Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
Dirk Rothbrust, drums