Semaphores
Alexander Schubert - 2008

Duration: 8'

Sempahores is, as most of the recent Sinebag pieces, a hybrid between electro-acoustic improvised music and intensive studio editing and is placed somewhere between contemporary and popular music. The piece is based on a processed guitar improvisation recorded live which was then used as the starting point for several layers of instrumentation added on top taken from recordings of musicians (mainly Nora Luise Müller, clarinet) and myself. The title is taken from the computer science vocabulary and describes a mechanism used to avoid deadlocks in computation - as the whole rhythmic foundation of the piece is nothing more than a deadlock always cycling around the same pattern - but never repeating itself - the title seemed fitting.