C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Laskowski, Mikołaj: DEEP RELAXATION VOL. 4: SELF-CARE 



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  • Program notes: 

    Deep Relaxation vol 4: Self-Care is a crossover of sound installation, live performance, and meditation session written for 1-4 performers, soundtrack, sound objects and participating audience. The piece explores ideas of participation, embodiment of sound, somaesthetics (body-related aesthetics) and relationships-oriented strategies of sound performance. It creates an open, democratic situation, where the divisions between the stage and the audience, the performers and the listeners, the composer and their work become blurry and start being questioned. The performer(s) become like yoga instructors. They are showing the participants how they can perform the piece on their own ears using various objects that everyone is provided with. The audience is the actual performers of the piece. Everybody can construct their own music, which is audible only
    by them. The whole event is highly social, but at the same time extremely intimate.
    People can communicate with each other, repeat each other’s gestures, influence the
    behavior of the instructors. On the other hand, everyone has their own personal space,
    free of any judgment and creatively unlimited.
    The composer creates rather an environment (the electronics, general form of the event),
    which allows for some things to happen and for some energy to be activated than a
    precisely composed and notated „piece”.
    The event is impossible to fully register, as it’s impossible to record what you hears while
    touching your own ears. It’s impossible to record not only the sound, but also the sense
    of touch, or the warmth when you play on your ears with the cotton pads, or the air
    coming out of the travel bottle when you squeeze it, which feels almost like an erotic

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    RIDER in attached file




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