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.

On Friday, March 16th 2018 the LP with the music of 'MARS II, the performance' will be released at Gouvernement in Ghent. For more information you can go to the site of Gouvernement.


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