over and underwater sound system, Wet Sounds Festival, London, 2011
The piece was premiered in London at Wet Sounds Listening Galleries. Afterwards, as part of the Listening Gallerie, the pieces toured eight major cities in the UK in 2011. Paraconsistent Invention is an acousmatic composition for a quadrophonic loudspeaker installation based on the noise of the city and the so-called “trance inducing monochrome sounds” - sounds which have healing properties used in medicine and passive music therapy. The piece is reminiscent of counterpoint the traditional dichotomy between harmony and dissonance. These two contrastingly positioned musical events are brought into the modern day and observed from a medicinal perspective. Many studies prove that noise has a negative influence on the vegetative nervous system, whilst sounds from instruments used in passive music therapy have a positive effect on health. “Paraconsistent Invention” uses these sounds and works them into a composition in which the two poles of the dichotomy are present, yet simultaneously fuse with one another.