The Swiss composer, sound and video artist Jannik Giger lifts the veils and creates access to the usually rather hidden, private worlds of music making on this album Krypta. The rage, teachings, interjections and body sounds of the mostly already deceased world-famous conductors are embedded like relics in the morbid-ritual accompaniment of the fictional orchestra.
Can the ex-patriarchs one day be resurrected? At least they are brought to speak in a new way in their own requiem, come to unusually strong validity as vocal performers. Their immediate power of action, however, seems to have disappeared, since the originally controlled sound bodies are largely replaced by orchestral surrogates that are not overly reactive. In this imaginary orchestral rehearsal, the anecdotal energy fades into a ghostly, almost wistful emptiness.