Created specifically for a 18th century wine cellar in the Botanical Garden in Riga, Illumination examines the translation of the outer circumstances, harvesting the energy from the sun, and bringing this into the cellar in the form of sound.
Here the sounds are spatialized, where it investigates the special acoustics of the dome shaped wine cellar. Each system/speaker is tuned to the Concert A (440 Hz) under optimal sunlight conditions, resulting in microtonal cluster-type texture due to the weather conditions and the rotation of the planet.
As Skjødt often works, inspiration from nature serves as crucial quality. Guidelines of natural forces and organisms operate independent from human intentions, while they catalyze and affect the behavior of the sonic architecture itself.