The Last Days of of Reality (CD) on Room 40 2018
Music by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope, performed by Decibel
"A Masterpeice" 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Guiseppe Pisano. ToneShift.
Listen and order here
A review on NiteStylz here, another on Toneshift - who gave it five out of five stars and called it "A Masterpeice".
It also made it onto Nicola Orlandino's"Best Artworks of 2018" list and radio playlists accorss the world.
1.Lionel Marchetti - Une série de reflets
2.Lionel Marchetti - Pour Un enfant qui dort
3.Cat Hope/Lionel Marchetti - The last days of reality
4.Lionel Marchetti - Le cerveau
5.Cat Hope/Lionel Marchetti - The Earth defeats me
6.Lionel Marchetti- Première étude (les ombres)
An introduction to the album here:
I first met Lionel Marchetti in Australia during the Liquid Architecture Festival in 2010. Decibel were touring our Alvin Lucier program, and Lionel was on the same bill performing a live performance set manipulating electro-acoustic materials with dancer Yoko Higashi. I was so taken with Lionel’s performances and the resulting music, that I asked him if he would write a piece for Decibel.
I didn’t realise that he hadn’t done something like this before. The first work was “Première étude (les ombres)”, communicated as a text score, and premiered in 2012. I was asked by Lionel to make some recordings of ocarinas, harmonicas, and folk instruments – and I sent these to him for the creation of a ‘partition concrète d'accompagnement’– a fixed media part that is featured in the live performance. For this piece, the part comes from speakers beside each performer, and a bass amplifier beneath the piano. Like his own performances I had seen the year before, the work was naturally performative – with unique speaker and performer configurations, interesting and odd additional instruments. It was such a rich work, a remarkable combination of electronic, spatial, acoustic and textural music. The performers use the partition concrete as a... more