input is an electronic work which reverts the common remix process by providing the “remix” first, and then requires composers to backwards-engineer what they hear into “original” scores for ensemble. by collaborating with three different composers (johannes k. hildebrandt, christian diemer & erik janson), direct auditory comparison reveals surprising common traits in unlikely places: differences between individual approaches and ambiguities of sound/score relations as well as emergent unfamiliar parallelisms and congruencies become part of the sensory and cognitive experience. direct auditory comparison reveals surprising common traits in unlikely places and breaks up units into multiple transformed readings.
input is related to trails as electronic music for human players of acoustic instruments, but introduces direct comparability and a complex transformational social setting (cross-media collaboration, scores and ensemble composition as further stages of translation and different layers of production time) into the mix.
commissioned by weimarer frühjahrstage.
the first performance was on april 10, 2015 at weimarer frühjahrstage, weimar, germany.
also partially performed at donaueschingen upgrade, may 17, 2015, donaueschingen, germany (hildebrandt / janson versions).
180 degrees festival in sofia issued an open call to composition students and young professionals for new versions of input, which were performed in july 2016 by ensemble 180°. the winner of the competition was daniel chernov. further performed versions were entered by dimitar milev, adrian pavlov and lukas tobiassen.