" c i r c e :the black cut: " is the natural continuation of Anna Stereopoulou's "...oneirograph...v.5.spindle" and " A ∞ " [aleph / infinity ('bridge' album / 7MNS)]. The whole work is based on the composer's ongoing research on the human brain (various types of waves, ear structure and function, balance, senses, etc.), Philosophy, Astrophysics and Psychoanalysis topics and theories [Mind /Soul /En (One) ], as well as many 'The Black Square' painting (Kazimir Malevich, 1915), the graphic score of the composition 'Treatise' (Cornelius Cardew, 1963 to 1967) and the 'semia' (symbols) found on the Phaistos Disk (circa 2nd millennium BC, Crete island, Greece).
The departure from Aeaea -Circe’s island-, the visit to the Underworld and Thrinacia (island of the sun god Helios), the return to Ithaca and the death of Ulysses, are 'narrated' through ancient world hymns and scripts' excerpts, which worship Mother Nature and archaic deities, and knit a scenario that is later resolved upon arrival to a new Aeaea, just after the work's Golden Ratio (time-wise), met on 'The Black Cut' section. In the place where we discover our own very first memory; our own Birth; Life itself; the Universe.
Specialised in the field of Music Composition for Film, Theatre, Dance -recently awarded with the'Best Original Score' award (9th CIFF, 2014 /'A Place Called Home' dir.: Maria Douza)- Anna Stereopoulou composed, directing an Audio Film (i.e. Soundtrack), through a special Sound Mixing that offers a psychoacoustic environment and a musical ‘review’, suggesting a genre she likes describing as Sonic Moving Images.
✧ A Hidden /Bonus Track (No. 8) comes with a series of special frequencies and the Key decoding 'circe'. Available only in printed copies.
" c i r c e :the black cut: " album is a journey through many Earth and Space coordinates, through mankind's social and musical history and, definitely, through many memories and dreams of Anna's life so far, mainly 'led' through her Piano playing.
Sincere Thanks to the historian and alpinist, Luigi Zanzi [1938 - 2015].
~ 4 S.T. + C.P.
The album is part of the composer's same titled worldwide project, launched in March 2014 and encouraged by 7MNS Music, female:pressure and Association Concept Artgentin.
Research + Production: Anna Stereopoulou©
[section: κίρκη : circe ~ ]
released May 30, 2015
Lyrics in English on 'White Dwarf' by Anna Stereopoulou [2003, 2015]
Also, excerpts of ancient scripts are sung or recited, on Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 [Please, visit individual track pages to find lyrics and texts' excerpts.]
Anna Stereopoulou: Piano, Hammond Organ, Synthesizers, Lyre, Bansuri
Music Produced [Composed, Orchestrated, Sound Design + Mixing] by Anna Stereopoulou
Recorded: 2003, 2011, 2014-2015 at AEAEA Studio [Athens, Greece]
Recordings + Field Recordings by Anna Stereopoulou
Track 'Gear' produced in 2011, Mixed anew and completed in 2015
Live recording excerpt on 'White Dwarf' engineered by Kit Venables [Trinity College of Music, London, UK, June 20th, 2003]
Open-Source material used on 'The Port' (Lion Roar) and on 'White Dwarf' [Selection of Space Sounds, “compiled through the Canadian Array for Real-time Investigations of Magnetic Activity (CARISMA) data”.
Recitations on 'White Dwarf' recorded by Luca Colella
Female Vocals on 'Define Me Not' recorded by Somali Panda
Heartbeat sound kindly provided by Spiros Train
Violoncello on Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 by Elsa Papeli
Electric Double Bass on Tracks 1, 2, 5 by Alexander Trampas
Vocals on Tracks 2, 6 by Labros Kantzos
Vocals on 'Define me Not' by Somali Panda
Vocals on Tracks 1, 2, 5 + Recitation on Track 1 by Anna Stereopoulou
Recitation on 'White Dwarf' by Luca Colella
Lyre on 'Gear' (w/ Boss RT-20) + 'White Dwarf' by Anna Stereopoulou
(Celtic) Lyre Construction: Stefanos Michael ['Stef Cajones', 2014]
Album Cover Image by Filio Magenta Photography
Album Cover Layout by Anna Stereopoulou
Full Credits + Further Info: wp.me/p2zRWp-t2
Research + Production: Anna Stereopoulou ©2003-2015
A STEREOSCOPIC perspective of Music & Art ©