Zum vierten Mal gewinnt Götz Naleppa mit ‘ZENScapes | Stadt, Land, Fluss’ einen GOLD AWARD der New York Festivals!
Author: Götz Naleppa
Genre: Sound Art / Sound composition
Production: Götz Naleppa 2019
Premiere January 3rd 2020 | Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Composition: Götz Naleppa
Sound: Götz Naleppa
„The word ‚listen‘ contains the same letters as the word ‚silent‘“ (Alfred Brendel).
Since Murray Schafer coined the term "soundscape" in 1977, soundscapes belong to the most important compositional forms of sound art. „ZENScapes | City, Land, River“ follows this tradition and in the same time tries to widen the concept.
The three-movement work consists of three synthetic soundscapes, each of which consists of hundreds of processed and shaped sound elements that form a complete picture in the ear. I was inspired by traditional Chinese and Japanese ink painting - in which the brushstroke seems to run out into nothingness - an emptiness that becomes fullness through memory and fantasy and fullness becomes emptiness. Transmitted into the acoustic medium, it becomes a play of noise and silence, almost to inaudibility, and a play of rapid movement and "slow-motion" - to the seeming standstill.
"ZENScapes | City, Land, River" a listening koan on the paradox: abundance is emptiness - emptiness is abundance.