Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm: Fata MorganaBy
The artist eRikm has worked as a turntablist and sound artist, collaborating with the likes of Christian Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Christian Marclay, and Martin Tetreault. Here he enlists the six-piece Ensemble Dedalus to interpret the inaudible (to us) sounds made into notes by the MIDI code, and finally, eRikm composes and arranges the materials along with field recordings from microphones placed in natural areas on all four continents. The sounds are Fata Morgana, a sonic mirage. Like a visual mirage, where you might convince yourself you see something that is not there, the sounds of imperceptible neutrinos, "Ambre Gris" or sperm whales' intestinal wax, microscopic insects, are made real. At least as a kind of phantasmagoria.
The ensemble's interpretations open and close the recording in an insect and amphibian habitat. These are strangely familiar realms with strings and brass interpreting the alien sounds transposed for the chamber ensemble mixed with the field recordings. The sounds are extraterrestrial yetand this is the terrifying thingthey are all around us. Think about this the next time you step on a spider or trim a hedge.
Microfaune; Expedition Pass Reservoir; Ambre Gris; Les Royaumes De L’irréel; Antares Neutrino; Solastalgie; Sonomorphose; Fernweh; Nymphe.
Erikm: electronics; Ensemble Dedalus.
ErikM: composition, electronics, field recording; Didier Aschour: guitar; Amélie Berson: flute; Thierry Madiot: trombone; Christian Pruvost: trumpet; Silvia Tarozzi: violin; Deborah Walker: cello.
Title: Fata Morgana | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: Self Produced