Canorumum: detailed background notes to the compositions

landschaft 023

Available to listen to and buy at Bandcamp

Release date: 18 October 2021

Format: digital download. Artwork and typography by Landschaft.

The work explained

Canorumum is two works deriving from the same core sequence, each triggering generative cycles and each incorporating overlayering and time stretching techniques. The resulting pieces sit somewhere between Holger Czukay's seminal 'Ode to the Peak of Normal' and Brian Eno's 'Neroli'. The works presented are versions 2 and 7. Each was created semi-live and required a lot of self discipline to overcome the urge to tweak controls as the works unfolded. Both were composed on the peerless Korg Karma and utilised various Fab Filter and IK compressor/limiter signal processors, run through Cinematic Rooms and Ircam software reverb [each of which imparting their own character to the pieces]. These works do not tie to landscape. They are elemental sound sculptures. To use an analogy I have aplied before, they sit in the air like an air sculpture by Alexander Calder, with each note counter-balancing the others in perfect balance.