Svelt was composed from March to December 1988 in the studio of the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Berlin, GDR) for a special program about the creation and movement of the planetary system. The word “svelt” is used in the fine arts for the designation of delicate and slender forms. It is in this way that “svelt” is used here to describe the sound character in the work. Svelt was made for the performance in the newly built planeterium in Berlin. In the half-sphere performance room,there are 89 loudspeakers which can be individually placed to make a versatile sound distribution system. For Svelt I used eight groupings of speakers in a plan designed with the sound material to create the feeling of the great expanse of space.
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