Egress is a work for string ensemble and electronics composed and recorded by Glitterbug, consisting of four chapters – Vacuity, Span, Stagger and Appraise. It is audible storytelling, similar to radio-play and audio drama scores, dealing with notions of escape, isolation, loss, mourning, and undefined fear.
The composition’s thirty minutes are desolate and bare. They narrate an idea of a final, irreversible departure, presenting a soundtrack traveling through vacuous territories and hollow drifts. It narrates a void of inhabitable space, documenting the emotionality of the sound of a world post society, of a future in an unknown and possibly hostile place.
Egress is formed by a reduced musical structure, built upon discerning tonal subtleties, suspended single notes, and harmonics that slowly morph atonal.
'Vacuity' is the first part of the 4-part composition 'Egress' by Glitterbug (Till Rohmann).
The audio-visual performance of Egress premiered at the Plektrum Festival, in Tallinn, Estonia.
The recording used in this video is the original recording as released by False Industries label.
Video by Ronni Shendar.
The release on False Industries label features remixes from Tillman Erhorn and Rafael Anton Irisarri.
Please note: This composition explores wide ranges of sound and tone, and thus requires headphones or a decent stereo system. Laptop speakers will obliterate vast parts of its frequency range.