Rites d’oiseaux pensants R. Dominique Bassal

A tropical atmospheric allegory, loosely inspired — after the fact — from a distant sci-fi work by Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker, in which a telepathic community of small winged beings represents, after the pathetic failure of mankind, the quintessence of creation.

The introduction to this piece is a radio foreshadowing — and thus lamenting — the main theme. In between there is a long spatial drift, made of concentric waves. This portion represents the icy traversal of a temporal vortex over millions of years. The emergence into an ideal future is destabilising: this is a feverish, vaguely oriental delirium, at odds with the serene image one has of perfect utopia. Radical disorientation, possibly mocking and insulting, confirmed by an ending which unites biological jumble and mathematical cruelty: severed from his foundations, stripped of edifying content, the listener is abandoned, all his dreams ignored, on a rocky shore…

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Hardware used: - see the “equipment” page at http://www.studioinverse.com

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  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:01
  • Production: Studio Inverse

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