ATEM – for Church Organ (2023)

ATEM is a work composed for the pipe organ of the Pacific Spirit United Church in Vancouver, Canada. The piece stages a dialogue between human and machine. The MIDI-technology of the church organ is taken into play, not only to explore the super-human powers it has to offer, but moreover to expose its sonic possibilities where rhythmic patterns appear as structural and timbral effects. Suppression, exhaustment, excitation and release all coexist in this piece.

ATEM is written and performed by Sandra Boss. The piece was premiered at Vancouver New Music Festival, October 19, 2023


Videography: Mingtao Kong Audio documentation: Dan Kibke