Talandon Composition

Talandon, is a live composition for a custom designed electrouacoustic musical instrument and light. It is inspired and inherited its name from talandon, an instrument used in Christian Orthodox monasteries to signal the beginning of the church services. The music is developed around a basic rhythmic pattern radiated directly from the body of the instrument and from a set of physical models simulating various vibrating structures. The interplay between the rhythmic gestures [form] of the performer and the resonance of the physical and virtual bodies [colour] is enriched, transformed and amplified by the presence of the light component of the composition. Musical sounds and sculpted light create a pure and transcendent soundscape and landscape; silence and shadows express the inner fine values of the work. The composition seeks spirituality and follows Kandinsky’s language of form and colour.

Photo © Fanny Tobia