for EWI quartet with MIDI-controlled LED pixel tape
Quiet shadow music
'With Kaj Duncan David's Latency Phase the concert reaches its silent climax: the quartet sits in the dark and controls lights with the breath controllers. Initially, the piece is a purely visual experience, but the control of the light is rhythmitized and phrased in such a manner that you literally see music. After a while (the durations could have been a bit shorter), the loudspeakers fade in a sonic layer, but so gradually that this granulated, noise-like texture is initially assigned to the irrelevant ambient sounds, which, since Cage one notices more strongly. David's composition captivates not only through its play with perception, but also by the fact that it refuses a superficial musicality, thus artistically thematising the muteness and lack of body of the wind controllers.'
Philippe Kocher, Dissonance 141
Commissioned by EW-4 [Basel] with support from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
With additional support from the Danish Arts Council, the Danish Composers' Society and Inter Arts Centre, Malmö
The piece was developed as part of a Make Sound Residency at IAC, Malmö