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**edition of 100** Paths consists of five compositions forming a totality of 53 minutes. The music is derived from three multichannel pieces premiered at the Tectonics festival in Reykjavík (2014), the Ephémère series in The Hague (2014) and Présences électronique festival in Paris (2015). These have been further reduced, combined and rearranged resulting in the five compositions found on the album.
We may think of music as navigating between different moments of continuous change. One chooses a starting point and from there tries to reach other positions. The way a contact between these occurs is however always different and depends on the engagement with previous points of encounter. Even very static situations create perceptual illusions of development, producing prolonged and continuous experience. It could be how things change that creates the feeling of time. Perhaps all development is a matter of process, of activity, of change. We have difficulties apprehending what we are but little difficulty experiencing what we do. This behaviour based view is an important aspect of the album that explores previously experienced musical situations, different points of contact, paths through musical material.
Bjarni Gunnarsson is an Icelandic Composer / Sound artist. Concerned with process-based ideas. Sounds focusing on internal activity and motion. Compositions that put into foreground behaviors, actions, fluid sound structures, fuzzy materials or forms.
Interested in exploring the contact between composed computer sound structures and space. Has presented/worked in various spatial configurations such as at the WFS system in Leiden (192 speakers), the WFS system in Berlin (832 speakers), the BEAST system in Birmingham (up to 100 speakers), GRM Paris as well as recent 8 and 4 channel formations.
Currently working with algorithmic composition, generative environments, compositions and live electronics. Also working on new material with his long-lasting electronic music duo Einóma, and for MGBG, a duo of voice and electronics with Marie Guilleray.