German-born, Sweden-based artist and
composer Wolfgang Peter Menzel's latest in a series
of variations on the theme of "longstring"
composition is a lengthy piece of minimal acoustics
designed to immerse the listener in an experience
that evokes the visual sensations of observing the
interlocking arcades of Islamic temple architecture.
Instead of viewing arches within arches, here the
listener hears arcs of sound enveloping each other,
minute changes in the sounds' subtleties point the
way towards the next repetition in a copious sequence
of similar events. Attentiveness to the slight differences
in these sonic events is the key to unlocking this
epic architecture of the ear.