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

Sunde, Knut Olaf: Mirnyij 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    Audiovisual work from a travel to Siberia and the mine in Mirnyj. The abandoned open pit as a remnant space, resulting from excavation of values contributing to the state and local community, is observed and functions as a focal point of the connection between place, memory and understanding: maneuvering in the unknown, always with unstable and deficient information – a sensation of antoher place – is vital to the recognition of unfamiliar perspectives. The sound situations are sustained, sparse and tense. Sound material is from recorded violin, synthesized and soundscape from Mirnyj. Video material is filmed along the travel route in Russia, around the pit in Mirnyj, from the Mirnyj town, a generated flimmering sequence, and google earth hovering scenes.
    The work is intended for a lying audience on flat floor, surrounded by a 4 channel loudspeaker system, wathing upward on oen or tewo flat suspended projection screens. It can run as a sound installation several times a day. It is also possible to view the work in a cinematic setting, although the flat loor lying audience situation is preferred.

  • Technical specs: 

    General questions: contact composer Knut Olaf Sunde, [email protected], +47 93 44 13 58.
    Audio technical questions: contact audio engineer Cato Langnes [email protected], Video technical questions: contact video engineer Mads Faste Liang Nilsen, [email protected]
    4 channels: 4 top with 4 sub, such as L'acoustic 108P and L'acoustic SB15P. Deliver effective frequency range 30 Hz to 18kHz with sufficient amplifier power. Speaker surround the audience.
    Projector to be mounted on floor, projecting straight upwards, splitting the image in two identical streams 180 degrees opposite of each other. Low noise and fairly short throw.
    A horizontally, flat suspended screen approximately 4-5 m above the floor, on which the audience is lying and wathing upwards. Stiff frame and a grid that can carry the suspended screen. Details for premiere solution 27. Nov 2018 will follow.
    Hall with flat floor without chairs.
    Size to accomodate a certain number of lying audience, who must be asked to bring their own sleeping pads or similar. 2 x flybars above the audience to suspend screen – placed as much directly above the audience as possible. Must have payload for carrying screen safely. Bar/serving is both ok and pleased during the concert, but the hall must be silent; thus not adjacent to a public bar.
    Media file and computer
    Alternative 1:
    USB memory stick or ftp download of a H264 24fps 48 kHz 24 bit surround audio file. Only channels L, R, Ls and Rs outputs are used. Computer with Final Cut pro X or Qlab installed for playeing the file and a HDMI output for connecting the projector. High quality audio interface with at least 4 analogue audio outputs.
    Alternative 2:
    Composer brings computer with file and Final Cut Pro X, audio interface RME Fireface UFX and HDMI output for projector.
    As little light and as dark as possible.




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