Semaphor was developed in several research sessions with the IKO at Hybrid Lab Berlin, The Cube at IEM Graz and the Media Art Lab ESC Graz.
We also exchanged data like sound files and texts, ideas on scores and recordings digitally and met online over a period of time from 2017 - 2018.
During this time we were funded and supported by several institutions which made travelling, studio rent, purchase of equipment and living possible.
We were giving lectures on our compositional process at the annual meeting of the artistic doctoral school in Graz and on several symposia e.g the IKO Summer School (OSIL) 2018 were we also gave a first listening insight into the first four minutes of the research in progress piece.
From 2018 we started discussing and experimenting with microphones, recording situations and different spaces to develop an adequate procedure for the documentation of the piece. Dr. Dipl. Ing Frank Schultz (sonible, IEM, today University of Rostock) took on the task and supported us over months, trying to understand the peculiarities of the piece and how to find the golden ratio between performance, recording space and recording equipment. As this had not been done before the very process was an adventure and a became part of the artistic research Lab situation.
We are very grateful for Frank's meticulous work.