Dreamscape

by Lefteris Papadimitriou

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Electroacoustic poem in two parts

Part 1: Rainforest
Part 2: Black Moon

Dreamscape is an electroacoustic piece in two parts. Each part should be perceived as a sign expressing a symbolic content.
Their combination forms a kind of “musical hieroglyph”,
with a meaning that transcends their individual content.

Rainforest in constructed through montage between a large amount of different and disparate sounds. Sounds coming from tropical rainforests are mixed together with instrumental, synthesized, vocal, orchestral sounds and many others. The piece is to a certain extent influenced by Sergei Eisenstein’s film montage theories. The various sounds are approached as sound images or “sound shots”, similar to film shots. Fast montage between large amount of different sound layers aims to dissipate perceptional habits, by overloading the information gathering mind, and create a surrealistic soundscape, which is to be experienced more physically and emotionally rather than intellectually.

The second part is Black Moon and is a long and slow remix of Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan and Isolde. The repetitive montage aims to “zoom into” the dramatic and emotional content of the climax of Wagner’s iconic piece. The montage, in that case, aims to enhance as a kind of huge resonant body, the symbolic content of the piece. Wagner’s piece becomes an abstract ”musical archetype”, residing outside history and evoked through memory or dream. The concept arose after watching the film Black Moon (1975) by Louis Malle.

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released June 4, 2017

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Lefteris Papadimitriou Greece

Lefteris Papadimitriou is a Greek composer and performer. He has written many works for acoustic and electronic media that have been presented throughout the world. Cognitive mapping of aural signals on conceptual and physical musical spaces, employment of surrealistic techniques, information networks and montage are some concepts that resonate with his work. ... more

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