MACABRE (image of broken connections)
This image is about the separation of the soul from the body in a direct or symbolic sense.
Just as the consequence lost the cause, so the body lost its spirit; it is as if the sound material lost the memory of its own instrument, its own body. Once movement has commenced, vibrations lose the memory of their strings, strings lose the memory of their hammers, hammers – of their keys, keys – of their fingers.
This means that the sound of the piano is no longer a series of contacts: gesture - finger touching - pressing - the movement of the hammer - touching the string. Communication is opened. The instrumental projection of this image is presented through the synchronization or asynchronization of electronics and the performer's behavior. Initially, they are synchronized, but then the connection is broken: the performer either plays, then only pretends to play, makes a "mute" gesture, sometimes his fingers "stick", sometimes the "vibrations" are amplified by an electronic gesture, and sometimes this is a consequence without any cause. It is necessary to bring the lost connection back, to bring the keys, movements, strings, and fingers back into accordance (to the "chord") in order to renew their broken memory.
The pitches are taken from a chord in which the number of sounds is dependent on how many fingers simultaneously participate in pressing (maximum 10). Chords are generated by the behavior of the cursor, "running through" the funeral ribbons. The chord is a part of the word accord (ac (chord)), which in the broadest sense means harmony. Harmony is the restoration of connections – gesture + touching + hitting + vibration.
Ac (chord) archeology is a long search for the path (instrumental and metaphorical) back "home".