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2011
Franzson / Adapter

Piano / Harmonium: Marc Tritschler
Harp: Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir
Piccolo / Bass Flute: Kristjana Helgadóttir
Bass Clarinet: Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson
Percussion: Matthias Engler
Executive Producer: Rainer Pöllman
Recording Producer: Felix Bastian Dreher
Balance Engineer: Henri Thaon
Sound Technician: Roman Schneider
a Guide for the Dead through the Underworld

Interlude I
the Failure of Surface - Failure I
Interlude II
the Principals of Order
Monday Morning
the Failure of Surface - Failures I & II
the Elimination of Metaphysics (B)
Interlude III
the Rules of Irrelevance
Interlude IV
the Failure of Surface - Failure II
the Closeness of Materials

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Davíð Brynjar Franzson’s a Guide for the Dead through the Underworld, is a 12 part listening guide to the composer’s immediate environment. The various noises that the instruments can produce are treated as representatives of sounds taken from his surroundings––from the ticking sound of a red toy duck, through the squealing brakes of large trucks as they grind to a halt on Amsterdam Avenue, to the low rumble of the boiler in the basement of his apartment. Through this process, Franzson not only creates something new, but creates a space wherein the new can take place. In this case a freak of nature: the Monster––a monster defined as the combination of objects (living or inanimate), each separately belonging to a natural category, but combined forming the "unnatural". By placing the disembodied sounds of the instruments within the context of his immediate environment, Franzson constructs unseen musical monsters, monsters that live right on the edge of our perception, briefly popping in to existence only to disappear again.




Recorded at Deutschlandradio Kultur studio Gartnerstrasse, Berlin, July 9-11 2011.
A co-production with Deutschlandradio Kultur.



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Interlude I


the Failure of Surface - Failure I


Interlude II


the Principals of Order


Monday Morning


the Failure of Surface - Failures I & II


the Elimination of Metaphysics (B)


Interlude III


the Rules of Irrelevance


Interlude IV


the Failure of Surface - Failure II


the Closeness of Materials