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A soundwork commissioned for the 2010 edition of the Ravello Festival, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Stefania Miscetti and Gianluca Ranzi. Voice: Seijiro Murayama. Voice recording engineer and EQ: Stefano Pilia Original stereo mix: John Duncan. All other sounds, recording, editing and mixing by ALH.
“In relation to this soundwork, the extended overtones created by the clashing frequencies of the ‘ghost chorus’ could indeed be read as faint glimmerings of a sublime imperative. This imperative, brought into harmonic relief by means of the intervallic ‘beatings’ of voice and ‘voices’, admits the possibility of a transfiguration of the criminal void by means of a deliberate intensification of those glimmerings into an immaterial, abstract reality completely removed from any form of social/political/temporal control. It is almost as if by charging a terrifying, ‘physical’ emptiness with an implicative, narcissistic terror, the means of negotiating the far greater terror of a ‘metaphysical’ infinity, i.e. non-existence, is manifested as a form of
rhapsodic contemplation aimed towards interiorising and indeed occupying the void, leading ultimately, and of course theoretically, to non-action.” — Excerpt from La Follia Dell’ Arte
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.