AUTHOR: PAUL CHAIN
TITLE: SATAN'S FUTURE
GENRE: documentary / doom / sound sculpture / musique concrete / sound installation / esoteric / ambient music / acousmatic art / minimalism / avant-garde / electroacoustic / sound art / anti records / contemporary art / nonmusic / constructivism / conceptual art
FORMAT: cassette tape / reel to reel
ARTWORK: paper / jewelcase / slipcase
EDITION: concept album / limited edition / deluxe limited edition
Recording sessions from the Dying edition | Audio-catalogue.
Akusmata Sound Art Gallery | Tukholmankatu 7 K, 00270 Helsinki, Finland.
Akusmata Sound Art Gallery
Paul Chain "Satan's Future"
Radical Matters - Editions/ Label
12. - 13 October 2016
14:00 - 18:00
Akusmata Sound Festival | 11. - 15.10.2016 | Sound Gallery Akusmata will celebrate its five year anniversary with the Akusmata Sound Festival. This five-day festival presents a broad spectrum of new aural expression. ASF's program includes performances from Norway, Denmark, Russia and Italy. Italian Radical Matters Editions/ Label brings to Helsinki the doom metal alchemist Paul Chain with a sound installation.
Artistic directors of the festival are Petri Kuljuntausta and Kenneth Kovasin.
Akusmata is also the first sound art gallery in Finland since 2011.
Akusmata art gallery it is directed by Petri Kuljuntausta, a composer, musician, sound artist and author of three important books on electronic music and sound art. In close collaboration with natural scientists his research it's developped in the field between art and science. The most extreme musical environment for Kuljuntausta's music is Saturn's moon Titan. When Cassini-Huygens spacecraft (Titan-IVB/Centaur) started its journey in 1997 from Kennedy Space Center, United States, his composition Charm of Sound was inside the Huygens probe of Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, stored on the CD-rom. When Huygens probe reached its destination on Friday January 14, 2005, Kuljuntausta's Charm of Sound landed on the ground of Titan after travelling seven years and four billion kilometres through Space.
Format: White C-40 Single side.
Edition: Limited to 25 hand numbered copies.
Source: Ephemeral sound object, ceramic record.
Running time: 17':00''
Year: 1981 - 2016.
Here the Ceramic Record source master of this audio-catalogue.
Cassette Tape description:
This recording is the documentation of the audio installation conceived for Akusmata Sound Festival | 11. - 15.10.2016 | Akusmata Sound Art Gallery. It's based on the ceramic sound object of "Satan's Future", contained in the conceptual edition called "dying edition", published by RMEDL in summer 2015, conceived to pay tribute to the opera of the artist Paul Chain and his personal eschatological research, to his philosophy of death or violet magic.
Paul Chain (1977 - 05 April 2003) declares his artistic death on April 05 2003. Following the suggestions left by the author, who strongly believes that the hidden power of these recordings should be left to die, until its consumption, everything involved in the related Dying Edition is designed to die. The "dying edition" represents the conceptual interment of this artistic body, its final grave.
The source of this limited edition ceramic record is designed to be consumed by its playing. The process of playing the ceramic record will consume the engraved sound waves, from time to time. Slowly the sound waves will disappear, untill only mute ash will remain. This audio recording is the direct documentation of various playing of the ceramic record on turntable, synthesized in three parts. "Satan's Future" was originally selected by Paul Chain for his "Relative Tapes" private archive, courtesy by Marco Melzi, Minotauro Records.
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