Roby Steinmetzer
Musician | Composer
Miroir d’eau
For Viola & Live Electronics
Photo: © Mona Steinmetzer

Miroir d'eau is a very impressionistic music, inspired by the sounds, the smells and the lights of Istanbul reflected in the waters of the Bosphorus.

The viola is processed electronically in real time by passing the different components of the spectrum through an echo effect, where the delay time, number and amplitude of repetitions are set differently for each component.
The auditory effect produced in this way is somewhat comparable to the reflection of an image on water.
The repetitive play of the waves translates into a visual movement of dissolution and crystallization, the image distorting itself according to the oscillations and vibrations of the water surface.

Photo: © Claude Pauly

Danielle Hennicot (viola) interprète "Miroir d'eau" à la Kufa, Esch-sur-Alzette (18.09.2022)