Constant interrupt

Electronic live performance (UA, 2023)

NUT | LAC 3 is an intensification and a purely electronic realization of the orchestra’s previous (NUT | LAC 1) and Ensemble (NUT | LAC 2): a very slowly changing stream of sound is interrupted by slowly changing, drilling pulses.
The incessant interruption in turn results in the impression of tipping back into a flow. Sooner or later, a continuous drone merges with its surroundings; continuous beats lead to social synchronization. The pulses and pauses in NUT | LAC throw us back on ourselves and bind the underlying drones to the here and now. At the same time, they unsettle the perception of time: the formation of focal points, accelerations and decelerations, shifts and expansions all take place in the material, but also in the mind.

Continuum? Repetition? Window open, window closed.
“The same thing, always different.”
The zoom is only felt.
Trip, wall, pull, offer, invitation.
Interruption: Shut up! Shutter, curtain.



Maximilian Marcoll, born in 1981, studied percussion, instrumental and electronic composition in Lübeck and Essen. In his work, he deals with the social and political potential of music and sound.

He has held teaching positions in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Bremen. Since April 2021, he has been working as Professor of Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Art at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT and the Bauhaus University Weimar. He lives in Weimar and Berlin.