Winding Echoing (Music for two prepared electric guitars)
Hofuoborgarsvaoio - Reykjavik - Island
lat.: 64.13548, long.: -21.89541
About the work
The Icelandic mountains inspired me moving notes through a « bourdon » that seems to tell a story. I didn't want an abstract drone easily linked to a static video.
I used a wood twine to strum slowly and constantly the six strings of the guitar. The sound of the open chord through reverb and filters reminds me of the wind blowing heavily for days across the land. As we can hear notes in the wind, I let my other hand improvise notes hitting the guitar neck. The second guitar enhances the harmonics of the first one with a bell-like sound, a resonant echoing, winding between the frozen and mysterious mountains.