reimagining Giacinto Scelsi
Live drone music with interactive video projection.
With an arsenal of cross-connected analogue effects and manipulated electronic sound sources, Epic Rick's haunting drones are dragged through gravel while sounds are reversed, mangled, chopped, and regenerated into new entities. The interactivity of his instrumental setup is extended to the video projection, showing live generated and manipulated images that react on the audio.
EPIC RICK's performance ‘SLICES' emphasises the influence of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) on Richard’s work.
Count Giacinto Scelsi D’Ayala Valva, aristocrat, poet and composer, was one of the twentieth century’s more unusual musicians. He is best known for writing music based around a single pitch, altered in various ways, through microtonal oscillations, harmonic allusions, and changes in timbre and dynamics.
In a different time and place, Dutch musician and composer Richard van Kruysdijk felt the same urge to minimise tonal information in his new intuitive compositions. Later, he discovered Scelsi’s music, recognised his journey, felt a kind of kinship, and started investigating Scelsi’s wondrous music more intensively.
A MASS production