stefan goldmann’s new work trails for 3 percussion players and live electronics, commissioned by ny musikk for only connect festival 2013: ‘machine dreams’, was premiered on june 8, 2013 at kunstnernes hus, oslo, norway.
in trails, players are required to translate a purely electronic composition into acoustic sound. instead of loudspeakers, human performers re-imagine physical instruments and techniques that mirror the synthetically produced musical gestures. the original source in its entirety is never revealed to the audience, encouraging decidedly differing conversions in subsequent performances.
the players were pinquins and stefan goldmann.
the german first performance was at now festival / zollverein essen.