Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Rajmil Fischman, If Stones Could Have a Brief Word..., 1996

Recording time: 3 min 15 s.

Other resources available:
- About Rajmil Fischman
- Compositions by Rajmil Fischman

About this composition:

This piece was initially conceived as the sonic part of a collaborative project presented at the Fine Art Degree Exhibition, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK in July 1996.

The installation - entitled SAFAH - was an exploration of the relationships between the concepts of language and borders, which can act as a barrier of separation or become common ground for communication. In Hebrew, the word safah (language), is also synonym with edge, margin, shore, lip, edge of the womb and ... border.

Most of the sonic material is abstract, except for some allusion to speech. However the energy profiles and textures are intended to create an aural effect of various types of mass, both, as weight and as number of elements, as well as to give different perspectives of location and landscape.

Performances include Sonic Arts Network concert, Manchester and Bangor, UK; broadcasts by Radio of the City of Buenos Aires and the National Radio of Israel.