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Amelia Cuni, Alex Mendizabal

Stimmen Aus Himmel Und Hölle

Label: Ants

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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** CD in gatefold carbord cover with booklet ** “Stimmen aus Himmel und Hölle” is a searching work. Search for a new voice. The appropriation of new living and sound spaces. The title “Voices from Heaven and Hell” has multiple meanings that intersect, revealing themselves to our ears. There is the literal meaning, and therefore we hear (and sometime we "see") heaven and hell in sounds, through sounds.
There is the meaning of the game (“Himmel und Hölle” is the German name of the "Hopscotch" game which is often also called “Campana” or "Paradise" in Italy), where the soul - that stone thrown into the boxes drawn on the ground - starting from it arrives, in intermediate stages, in paradise.

A path full of obstacles, difficulties, adversities, but also of great joy. It is the meeting of two souls and many sounds. Amelia Cuni and her revolution of in/voluntary singing. Alex Mendizabal who literally brings together the voices, in a shared game of changes and reflections. It is an inverse path that generates music, outside the box of any music, through an exchange that becomes help and support, as a new language that is "created" from nothing, but which lives on knowledge, interdependence and coexistence of art and everyday life in the world.

Cat. number: AG25
Year: 2022

All Voices by Amelia Cuni, recorded and composed by Alex Mendizabal (sang through a bamboo pipe with a hole in 3 and through a mirliton in parts of 2, 3, 7).
Text in 4 by Erin Honeycutt. Texts in 7 by Giuseppe Chiari (from “Fantamusicologia”, Silenzio Edizioni) and Erin Honeycutt.
Recorded in Berlin, in 2021.
Mastered by Andrea Rocca at Baby Microbe Studio, London, in 2022.
Cover artwork by Roberto Clemente.
Photography by Uli Hohmann.
Drawing (insert) by Amelia Cuni, aged 4.
Graphic design and executive production by Giovanni Antognozzi for ANTS_A New Timeless Sound, Rome, 2022