The work was originally commissioned by Pedro Rocha and first performed by Drumming Grupo De Percussão De Serralves on November 16, 2017 as part of Intermetamorphosis. It uses a set of six microtonally tuned instruments originally conceived by pioneering composer Iannis Xenakis.
We're told that it draws on Fell's interest in Indian Carnatic systems of music-making, whose "mathematical sound rules are practically inseparable from musical expression in a way that's difficult to comprehend from a Western perspective," the label explains.
As with much of the British producer's work, it also explores his interest in the relationship between algorithmic systems, music, and time. Drawing upon influences from recent work in anthropology, phenomenology and cognitive science, it considers how we inhabit and operate within such structures.
Intra will land on June 15 via Boomkat Editions.