Akousmatikoi: Scores, enharmonic electric bass | Audio mixing, sound synthesizer.
In large ensemble with: Lunurumh voices | Michel Doneda soprano saxophone | Le Quan Ninh percussion | Jason Van Gulick drum | Kasper T. Toeplitz bass | Antoine Chessex tenor saxophone | Paolo Sanna watherphone.
Additional Mix and Mastering by Paolo Ambrogio Siconolfi.
Produced by Marco Melzi.
This concept album is based on “Luzifer Abschied“, the fourth scene of «Samstag aus Licht», from the opera «Licht: die sieben Tage der Woche», composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
These five compositions, are a specific result of an acousmatic audio-mixing process, where each author involved, has recorded a solo session of free improvisation, using as score only the enharmonic electric bass sessions, previously recorded, unknowing what each other author has recorded before.
“Luzifers Abschied is the second-composed entry of his seven part, 29-hour opera cycle “Licht”; an opera divided into the 7 days of the week (one opera for each day). This opera cycle revolves around 3 archetype characters, Michael, Eve and Lucifer, and over the 29 hours each of these characters are introduced, come into conflict, face temptation and finally come into union“. – Ed Chang –
“Saturday is the day of Lucifer, the day of death, the day of the dance of death, and of the transition to the Light.” [. ..] “Lucifer is concerned with reason, with complexity, with Magic, with time (and therefore rhythm), with humor, and above all with death“. – Karlheinz Stockhausen
Acousmatic black metal it’s our self-defined musical genre, a kind of conception about the sound experience, related to the phylosophy of Pythagoras of Samos.
The acousmatic art, according to Pierre Schaeffer “is said to be derived from akousmatikoi, the outer circle of Pythagora’s disciples who only heard their teacher speaking from behind a veil. In a similar way, one hears acousmatic music from behind the ‘veil’ of loudspeakers, without seeing the source of the sound”.
Inspired by the Russolo‘s researches in his black Art of Noise, the sound spatialization studies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and his music theory, and by Edgar Varese‘s studies and his vision of “sound as living matter“.
Music for loudspeakers and audience; based on atonal music and non-idiomatic improvisation principles, applied to a radical black metal approach, linked to authors such as Abruptum, Bathory, Moevot, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and other pioneers in this music genre, designed in acousmatic key, for an immersive deep listening experience in the sound projection.
VERSION: CD, Jewel Box
- I. – Eingang | Periode I-IV
- II. – Periode V – VI
- III. – Periode VII – IX
- IV. – Periode X – XII
- V. – Periode XIII | Ausgang
Private access to the virtual ACOUSMONIUM designed by Tele.stherion,
an interactive web based audio mixer console, for a personal polyphonic experience in the act of listening. For a creative approach to the Art of reproduction of the fixed sound.
Published by Minotauro Records | M 2017-7 | 2017.