Daniil Pilchen is a composer currently working on a series of pieces called “Songs.” Each of these pieces investigates different complications a dialogue between musicians may face. Musicians, deprived of their usual means of communication have to come up with new ones during the performance.
“Four songs” look at the disturbances and uncertainties occurring while playing music over the internet. Network latency disturbs the rhythmical precision and makes simultaneity impossible. Each section of the piece presents a slightly different perspective on these qualities. Four songs—four dialogues, four modes of listening, and responding.