Close to You (2021)
Video piece, written in collaboration with Allan Gravgaard Madsen

Close to You was created with social distancing.The creative process, rehearsals and recording were all made entirely through online sessions between the composers in Denmark and the ensemble in Germany.
Close to You explore the softest sounds of the instruments - even the musicians’ own skin - through extreme amplification.
Close to You will focus on movement in the first few minutes.Pay attention to the sounds, as they will appear from a perspective rarely experienced in the live music experience.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION & CONCEPT: Morten Riis & Allan Gravgaard MadsenPERFORMERS: ensemble rechercheSOUND RECORDING: Sebastián ZuletaSOUND EDIT & MIX: Morten RiisVIDEO RECORDING: Merlin Blumenschein VIDEO EDIT: Morten Riis & Allan Gravgaard Madsen
Close to You was produced by Foreningen 458 in collaboration with ensemble recherche and with support from the Augustinus Foundation, KODA Culture, Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Composers' Society and Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
Partner: Center for Sound Studies at School for Communication and Culture, Aarhus University
Gefördert im Programm Reload. Stipendien für Freie Gruppen der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.