The Pyre: Versions Distilled To Stereo
The Pyre: versions distilled to stereo is the score composed and recorded by KTL (Stephen OMalley & Peter Rehberg) for the dance piece The Pyre, written and directed by Gisèle Vienne.
The music created by KTL (Peter Rehberg and Stephen OMalley) incorporates invisible and absent elements ghosts, one might say. It proceeds from simulated diegetic sounds (which are part of the action) interwoven with real sounds a musical creation that makes up an extra-diegetic sound score. This composition dizzyingly sculpts the space on stage and generates an impression of great spatial depth, which activates light-sculptures that in turn evoke the illusion of a tunnel, whose depth also results in a play of reflections.
Through these different media, the aim is to develop and shatter without looking to resolve the exceptional intensity that can arise from the dialectical tension between presence and absence, as well as from the characters that are seeking flight.
The music, originally performed on a multichannel spatialisized soundsystem has been distilled to this stereo version for home use, halfspeed mastered and cut by Matt Colton.
This record announces and is one chapter in the forthcoming release of the first monograph dedicated to the work of French choreographer Gisèle Vienne and documented by French photographer Estelle Hanania. This book is one of Shelter Press most ambitious to date catalog number 100 will be released in Spring 2019.