Karin Senff | 7.1 surround. Fixed media

XRF is a 7.1 surround sound electro-acoustic composition based around recordings made from an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Focusing on the subatomic processes that occur during sample analysis, Karin has created a conceptual model of the sub-atomic interactions that take place during sample analysis, where the action of an electron splitting from its atom can be read as a vital fracture of the most fundamental bonds of existence.

XRF was first performed as part of the Diffuse concert series, presented by the University of Technology Sydney, and was recently selected in the program for the 2013 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the City University of New York.

XRF has also been selected for the Toronto New Adventures in Sound Art 'Deep Wireless' Festival 2013.