Orchester Berg asked me to provide a visual accompaniment to their last piece, which Jakub Waisar was supposed to compose for them. I asked them to reconsider the whole thing. The soft VJ accompaniment has turned into a full-fledged collaboration between image and sound, between a visual artist and a composer.
Jakub Waisar came to my studio to understand how my Worlds as Fragments installation works. During the birth of this piece, I listened to cryosleep music for almost a year. My work’s tempo slowed Jakub and drew him into its proportions. Jakub decided to compose his first ambient work, Ambient no. 1.
Until the rehearsal with the orchestra, which took place a few hours before our performance at the Kampa Museum, I could not clearly understand how the thing would sound. During the preparations, Jakub drew something like a line oscillating in different ways in place of the notes. Thanks to this imaginary musical notation, I could better understand and prepare my part.
I enriched the original assembly of the World as Fragments installation with other light-kinetic parts. I connected it to the control panel, which I could use to control the miniature theater spectacle.
It was an excellent experience for me, also thanks to the presence of Mrs. Meda Mládková in the first row. Thank you Berg; thank you Jakub.