With â€śEoloâ€ť, by Andreas Bick, Galaverna moves for the first time from exclusively sound territories to intrude in the audio-visual, starting a work of exploration, according with the mission declared since the time of its appearance, exactly a year ago, provides a multifaceted approach to the sound that will continue in the coming months, when the release of Galavernaâ€™s home will also offer raids into literature, photography and documentary film.
Itâ€™s up to the German sound artist Andreas Bick to inaugurate this new chapter in the young history of the digital platform run by Enrico Coniglio, Leandro Pisano and Lorenzo Isacco, with a work dedicated to the power of the wind (nomen omen) caught during a field trip in the Canary Islands, dated autumn 2010. The movements of the clouds, driven wind-powered, and the visual changes of the landscape set in lava shades of the mountain skyline, they become the subject of an investigation that combines the evocative kinetic asynchronous rhythm of the time lapse with the singing voice of Almut KĂĽhne.
â€śEoloâ€ť is the Italian name for Aeolus, the ruler of the wind in Greek mythology. On the Spanish Island La Palma, part of the Canary Islands, trade winds carry a constant stream of clouds over the steep mountains and volcanos of the inland, forcing the clouds into erratic movements. Time lapse recordings of those cloud movements are set against a vocal canon sang by German singer Almut KĂĽhne.
This track is the soundtrack of a video shot on La Palma between 25th Oct. and 7th Nov. 2010. Music and video editing: Andreas Bick. Voice by Almut KĂĽhne. Watch the video at vimeo.com/61927822
Andreas Bick, known for its multifaceted approach to sound, considered in various forms (sound art, electroacoustic composition, soundtrack, choreography, radio art) and for his extensive theoretical essays ranging from hip-hop to radio drama, provides further evidence of eclecticism for which he received awards in recent years not only from the audience, but also by critics and specialist press.
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