MARS II - vinyl
Karl Van Welden (ft. Frederik Croene): 'MARS II - vinylí (Metaphon 2LP - Metaphon 007)
'MARS II, the vinyl' contains the music composed for MARS II, the
performance. In MARS II Karl Van Welden explores the impact of volcanic
ash on the performance of pianist Frederik Croene and the sound he
produces, playing on an automated piano. Mars II examines a moment of
catastrophe and the pianistís reactions to drastic changes in his
environment. At the outset, volcanic ash particles fall gently and
harmlessly. After a while, the amount of dark volcanic ash raining down
on the musician and his instrument increases exponentially, slowly but
surely transforming the sound and the image. An exploration of the
contrasting effects between a moment of bliss, the strike of disaster,
and its aftermath.
'MARS II, the vinyl' is an edition of 300 copies, numbered and signed. The first 10 are accompanied by The Volcano Prints, a limited, numbered and signed series of 3 prints.