MERZOUGA - MEKONG MORNING GLORY (CD)


"The Mekong River is one of the world's major rivers. On its more than 4.000 km long way from its source in the Tibetan Plateau to the Delta in South Vietnam it passes an altitude difference of 5.000 km, travels through seven countries, three climatic zones and three different culture areas. On an extensive journey Eva and I followed the lower course of the Mekong River and travelled downstream through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. On its way the Mae Nam Khong, the "Mother River of All Things", creates all life around it. It determines the flora and fauna, floods rice-fields and synchronizes the life of people. Everywhere along its banks buzzing, fertile, tropical life shoots up. We set off with our microphone to collect the sounds that this bustling activity of life creates. A significant compositional approach is the metamorphosis and the merging of sounds. We examine field-recordings in regard to their musical qualities ("Music in the sense of meaningful sound-patterns"- Bill Fontana) and fuse them with electronically processed electric bass sounds." (J. Hanushevsky) Merzouga are Eva Pöpplein & Janko Hanushevsky.
in stock | DE| 2012| GRUENREKORDER | 13.90


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