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Stravinsky in the Hood

Its just like running naked in the forest, hunted by a gang of ninja,  under a rain of napalm ! This is yet another work that i designed in 2004. Its made out of video game BMG samples and Stravinsky works (including “bird of fire” and “rite of spring”). This is a real exception in…

Remixer II

Interpretation is still futile Listening to music in a contemplative way is useless its for pedagogic or melancholic purpose and can easily be compared to masturbation unless the listened material is produced live. On the other hand, buttons tickling , recorded streams alteration, slicing and recomposing without indulgence for the broadcasted work and thus building a new space and a new time…

Remixer

Interpretation is futile … The requiem isn’t a remix in the canonical way.  The point with it is not to rephrase the original work in order to add to its meaning. Neither is it to produce extra content or to extend the original work’s duration. It is not a way to produce a more fashionable…

Agnus-A : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

The Agnus Dei is a trance prayer sung / said by the congregation / mass during any mass. Its the most hypnotic of all chants in ht requiem. It aims to put the audience deep in condition for the mystical ritual that will take place later during the celebration. Repetition is the key ! (this…

Dies Irae : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

Dies Irae is somehow the “Best-Of” Mozart. The tune that everyone can whistle. Some totem of sound, the holly graal of music … whatever. Something that cannot be edited, remixed, interpreted but destroyed. Dies Irae : listen This article is the third out of 14 which will document the progress of this project. Requiem Remix…

Kyrie Eleison : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

Kyrie Eleison Lord, have mercy. An introductory prayer to many christian ritual including funneral. Following the original score, i intended to slowly rise the prayer’s tune from a clear and loud sound to some bright and crystaline wisper and up to a strong metalic chant ending in a hard sampled statement “Kyrie Eleison”. Still the…

Introitius : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

The “Itroitius”, as its name says is the “opening” of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem. It aims to draw the audience into the auditive landscape which is going to be drawn around it. This very fact is the core of my research on this work. It has more in common with architecture than with music. The requiem denies scenography and pt the accent on the environmental aspect of the sound and the very strength resulting from the “echoes” and “reverbs” that churches can offer as a complement to the “instrument” used to make the “writings” sound.