On 1 March 2018 a new piece by Rashad Becker premiered at the Elevate Festival for contemporary music, arts and political discourse: a performance on a Sonible IKO 3D-Sound Speaker. As a mastering engineer, the Berlin-based composer and producer intensively deals with musical timbres, textures and tactile hearing. As part of Re-Imagine Europe, he composed a piece for the 3D-speaker IKO of the Graz-based audio-manufactory Sonible. The speakers, co-developed by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, imitated the radiation characteristics of almost every musical instrument. Rashad Becker used the speaker itself as an instrument. From a single source, it radiated high-density sound waves to every corner of the room. The polyphonic sound textures of this commission arranged by Rashad Becker premiere at Forum Stadtpark.
Photo Clara Wildberger