Label: Warm Winters Ltd.
ハンガリーにてコンポーザーとして活動するAbris GryllusとDavid Somloによる、パンデミック期間中の感染者数を元にしたインスタレーション作[Every Day]。日々変動する感染者のデータを音楽のパラメーターに置き換え大きな柱を演奏、教会の鐘を彷彿とさせる重厚なパーカッシブサウンドが木霊する激ヤバな記録となっています。100部限定。
– limited edition of 100 copies
– full programme repeats on both sides
– red solid shell with UV-printed title
‘Every Day’ is a new collaborative piece by two Hungarian contemporary composers and artists, Ábris Gryllus (The Death of Rave, Farbwechsel) and Dávid Somló. Originally conceived as an installation and premiered at the 2022 edition of Budapest Autumn Festival, ‘Every Day’ is a document of grief, and an attempt to render the dry daily statistics of the Covid-19 pandemic into something that is both physically and emotionally tangible.
Transposing the Hungarian daily data of the pandemic into musical parameters, the composers were able to create a musical and community experience, one which surrounded the listener and encouraged deep contemplation. During the Budapest Autumn Festival, the piece was played from 20 three-metre-high columns representing the counties of Hungary; here, ‘Every Day’ is mixed down to a stereo file, but its tragic, mourning character remains intact.
The musical texture and intensity of the piece follows the waves of the pandemic, as the numerical changes of the daily statistics affect the pitch, volume, rhythm, timbre, tone and other musical parameters. Its forlorn tone is reminiscent of church bells – resonant, incessant, disconsolate and unyielding – and its seemingly everlasting character a reminder of the strangeness of the passage of time during the era of the pandemic. On 'Every Day' Gryllus and Somló condense 2 tragic, strange years into ~40 minutes of audio, a gesture simultaneously futile and invaluable.