Performers: Miguel Angel Crozzoli (composition & tenor saxophone), Jūra Elena Šedytė (voice), Calum Builder (alto saxophone), Ida Nørby (cello), Johannes Nästesjö (double bass), Valeria Miracapillo (electronics)
I AM THE FOREST was inspired by the ecological theory ‘Niche Hypotheses’ and deforestation data from Global Forest Watch.
In this composition, the music material transverses the orchestration, moving and developing motives throughout the piece. The melodic variations are affected by applying a set of defined extended techniques for each movement, and an increasing level of abstraction that runs throughout the piece.
Building complex yet compelling sound structures, the music creates the illusion of being part of an unknown culture, a fictitious tradition from the spirits of a mysterious forest.
The music seeks to immerse the audience in a dream-like scene, empowering people to think about the health of the world’s forests and deforestation.