Radio station: Swedish Radio P2
Venue/s of the event: no venue, pre recorded
Links: Savannah Agger
audio stream: stream
Habitat – as in the natural surrounding in which an animal or plant usually lives, but also as in home, setting, territory, scene, surroundings, context, conditions and circumstances, etc. Humankind has affected all the natural habitats of the world in many ways, the “natural” has become a different state of natural, or just „another natural state of nature” – maybe forever changing. Can we even speak about a real “natural” nature anymore, if we also consider the micro level of physical matter? Habitat is created from a diverse collection of recordings of environmental sounds, animals, field recordings, as well as synthetic sounds, creatures and environments. The composition is in constant flux between „real“ places and „unreal“ spaces, creating its own sounding transnature habitat(s).
Savannah Agger (*1971) is a composer and performer from Sweden, currently living in Berlin.She is an electroacoustic composer working primarily with acousmatic composition, live diffusion,3D spatialization techniques and electroacoustic works with instruments and live electronics.Her work also includes music for rock bands, orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and soundinstallations. She has written concert pieces, as well as music for theatre, contemporary circus andcontemporary dance.She studied Electroacoustic Composition with professor William Brunson at KMH in Stockholm(SE). She attended the European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies (ecmct) at Ircam,Paris (FR), the Technical University, the University of Arts and the Hochschule für Musik HannsEisler, Berlin (DE).She holds a PhD in Composition from the University of Birmingham (UK), where she studied withProfessor Emeritus Jonty Harrison.In her recent music she has focused on sound as a multidimensional object, spatial strategies andvisualization, control and processing of sounds in 3D spaces.