Yannick Franck & Pietro Riparbelli: Whinny Muir


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La foi consiste à ne jamais renier dans les ténèbres ce qu’on a entrevu dans la lumière.
Gustave Thibon

“This work was created using short wave radio signals, feedback, voice, various effects and filters as well as different works of the Italian Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti as central sound source. Scarlatti (1660-1725) is especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas and is considered the founder of the “Italian overture” form.

A single, long, deeply moving, slow and expanded drone-track, built on everchanging sonic masses, low frequencies, strong electric/electronic sounds, field recordings, feedbacks, buzzes, hisses, rough distortions, sunken organ chords, subdued inserts of strings orchestral parts. Alternation of progressive crescendos, ambiental stasis, sudden, dramatic and catching dynamic shocks… An involving and extraordinary “trip” across an obscure sonic path, convincingly assembled in collaborative form by Italian Pietro Riparbelli (K11, PT-R) and belgian Yannick Franck (Y.E.R.M.O., Idiosyncrasia).

The title of this album refers to the Lyke-Wake Dirge, a 14th-century English funeral chant from north Yorkshire (which chorus is sung by Yannick Franck on the last part). It is a warning about the lack of empathy and generosity and their repercussions within the travel of the soul on its way to heaven.” (Silentes)

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