The application of musical criteria to the organization of time.
“When we slow down a sound many times, all the way below
15 cps approximately, we perceive as a series of discrete
pulses. In a physical sense it remains a sound, but not for
human perception. Try now to imagine an extremely slow
'sound' where the fundamental has a period of 60 minutes.
The - virtual - overtones would be integer divisions of that
period, i.e.: 30', 20', 15', and so on. This is the structural
principle of HORA HARMONICA.” (Albert Mayr)
In Hora Harmonica the author transform sound in rhythm and
time become music. All Mayr’s work is concerned on the
relationship between sound/time/environment and this
electronic visionary work - realized in 1983 and only now
published - represent one of his most hazardous and
conceptually valid expressions.
1) Hora Harmonica 60'30"