SHEA, DAVID - RITUALS (CD)


"These pieces have been recorded over the last five years; combining ensembles of acoustic and electronic instruments, samples, and field recordings made in Australia and composed during my time living in Melbourne. In this period I have immersed myself in traditional ritual music centred on Buddhist and Taoist traditions as well as the work of Luc Ferrari and Giacinto Scelsi. The Rituals here are influenced by ceremonial rituals as well as internal and personal ones and pieces, which have combined the oldest and newest technologies. The character of the ritual puts the experience of listening at the centre of the works, immersion in the experience of the sound as the focus. As the field of Cymatics has shown us in recent times, sound vibrations have effects on physical matter in specific ways, related to the frequencies, harmonics, time, relationship with space and the listener, something traditional healers, and those working with sound and music, have been aware of for a very long time. The ears are only one part of this extended network of hearing and the body and its senses are in constant communication with internal and external realities and beliefs. The Ritual forms that I explore here are a relationship between these influences, both real and imagined, with a combination of traditional instruments, samplers and electronic instruments. This weaving of these materials into patterns of layered histories, traditions, styles, techniques and the inseparable internal experience of composing them led to the hybrid of forms which each piece explores." (label info)
in stock | AU| 2014| ROOM40 | 13.90


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