The piece “Follow me inside out” constructs its musical language out of one instrument, the cello. Els Viaene recorded the building process of a cello and uses these sounds to create a composition that combines the music of the cello with the wood sounds that were made in creating the cello. Using both the 'inner' and 'outer' sounds of a cello and in dialogue with the cello player Claire Goldfarb she creates friction and a merging of both musical languages into a piece that turns the body of a cello inside out.
Sound has the power to create a void and at the same time the invitation for the audience to fill this void with his own imaginations. A sound piece is at its best when it creates images that you have not seen before, images that you can feel but not describe to anyone else. Constructed out of a reality that we recognise sounds can make us travel here and there. The beauty of working with sounds is that you can create worlds where the real and the imaginary are woven into each other in a very subtle way.
Commisioned and produced by SPOR festival. Supported by Danish Composers Society and KODA’s Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes and The Flemish Minister of Culture.