Whistles, Trills & Clicks

Whistles, Trills & Clicks

Composition based on nightingale song and images, analogue audio feedback, analogue video feedback, white noise and live processing

Commissioned by NightinGala festival.
Recorded live at NightinGala, June 12, 2008, Järvenpää.

Petri Kuljuntausta: composition, live sound processing, audio feedback
Sami van Ingen: live video screening and processing, video feedback

Whistles, Trills & Clicks was commissioned by NightinGala festival which was held in June 2008 at Järvenpää, Finland. The festival gathered first time together the world’s leading nightingale specialists, who attended to Finland to offer the latest scientific findings on the singing style and acoustic communication of the nightingales. Along with the scientific conference was arranged a concert series. All commissioned composers, performers and artists were invited to create a new work based on nightingale singing. Petri Kuljuntausta and Sami van Ingen created a duo live performance entitled ‘Whistles, Trills and Clicks’. The sound material used in the work contains nightingale singing (processed and real), white noise and feedback sound which was controlled live.

Real time image manipulation (monitor to camera feedback) of found footage images.