Octavi Rumbau
composer & sound artist

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HipnÚtic
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2010

[2.2.2.2 3.2.2.0 2pc 12.8.8.6.4]
Duration: 8'

Acanthes-IRCAM 2010
Premiered in July 16 2010 by Jacques Mercier & Orchestre Nationale de la Lorraine
Arsenal in Metz (France)

Hypnosis, as a method for remembering lived experiences, has been scientifically proven false. In contrast, however, it has been demonstrated that hypnosis can be used as a means to create false memories. With this idea as a point of departure, I wanted to show how our memory can betray experience while listening to a piece of music. How listening can be tricked into believing it is before something new, the product of a directional musical tempo when in fact we are in the presence of a cyclical, static tempo. To carry out the said “deception” I have used textures which are structurally identical but which, as they unfold in time, behave with their own singularity. The work is composed of two uninterrupted and interwoven parts which offer two different ways of conceiving this ambiguity.