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ØRNEN 1897
George De Decker

George De Decker

ØRNEN 1897

Price: € 14.95
Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917735222
Catnr: AR 052
Release date: 17 November 2023
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917735222
Catalogue number
AR 052
Release date
17 November 2023
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About the album

Imaginary journeys are a recurring theme in the works of composer George De Decker. For this full-length concert, De Decker drew inspiration from René Daumal's unfinished novel 'Le Mont Analogue' (1908-1944). Daumal once wrote, "Climbing the summit serves only one purpose: the adventure of the unknown," a sentiment that could well serve as a motto for all art.

Harp, accordion, euphonium and double bass are combined with live electronics: an unusual, colourful, exciting cross-pollination. Five young, eminent musicians engage in dialogue with a sophisticated sound band at each concert. Their musical score, however, remains open to improvisation, allowing them to explore a wide range of tones, including vocal and instrumental sounds, natural acoustics, and computer-assisted sound manipulations.

Het imaginaire reizen is een terugkerend thema in het oeuvre van componist George De Decker. Voor dit avondvullende concert Berg inspireerde hij zich op de onvoltooide roman ‘Le Mont Analogue’ van René Daumal (1908-1944). “De beklimming van de top dient slechts één doel: het avontuur van het onbekende”, schreef Daumal over het alpinisme. Zou dat geen motto kunnen zijn voor alle kunst?
Harp, accordeon, euphonium en contrabas worden gecombineerd met live electronics: een ongewone, kleurrijke, spannende kruisbestuiving. Vijf jonge, eminente muzikanten gaan bij elk concert in dialoog met een uitgekiende klankband. Hun partituur blijft echter wel open voor improvisatie. Daarbij wordt ingezet op een zo rijk mogelijk palet aan timbres: vocale en instrumentale klanken, natuurgeluiden en computergestuurde klankmanipulaties.

Artist(s)

George De Decker (conductor)

George De Decker as... Composer - sound artist George De Decker's compositions include solo works (mostly with soundtrack), as well as works for large symphony orchestras and sound installations. He also composes for film, art documentaries, television, fiction, theatre, and dance. He has his own ensemble, 'SP!TSBERGEN.' with 5 young, passionate musicians. George De Decker as... Visual artist Already from a very young age, George De Decker visited many museums and exhibits. The artists in question were his 'real' mentors.bAs a composer, he created music for art documentaries by, a. o. Jef Cornelis and Stefaan Decostere. Sound and visuals always impact each other in George De Decker's oeuvre. He paints monumental canvases in an abstract pictorial language, with a restrained colorite. The compositions consist of characteristic,...
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George De Decker as... Composer - sound artist George De Decker's compositions include solo works (mostly with soundtrack), as well as works for large symphony orchestras and sound installations. He also composes for film, art documentaries, television, fiction, theatre, and dance. He has his own ensemble, "SP!TSBERGEN." with 5 young, passionate musicians.
George De Decker as... Visual artist Already from a very young age, George De Decker visited many museums and exhibits. The artists in question were his "real" mentors.bAs a composer, he created music for art documentaries by, a. o. Jef Cornelis and Stefaan Decostere.
Sound and visuals always impact each other in George De Decker's oeuvre. He paints monumental canvases in an abstract pictorial language, with a restrained colorite. The compositions consist of characteristic, broad keys: a robust and powerful signature. He creates sequences of compositions, rhythmic abstractions on canvas that constitute scenic impressions or pure abstractions. These are works of immense expressiveness.
George De Decker also conceives video and audio projects, through which he can simultaneously make his statement as a visual and as a sound artist, such as: Lorca 1937, Ørnen 1897, Die Bezwingung des Chaos...

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SP!TSBERGEN

The music ensemble SP!TSBERGEN was founded in 2015 by composer George De Decker. De Decker bases his scores for accordion, harp, euphonium and double bass on a previously worked out soundtrack. That is the fifth ‘player’, one who always engages in dialogue with four eminent musicians: an unusual, colourful and exciting cross-pollination. In every concert or recording SP!TSBERGEN focus on the richest possible palette of timbres: the colour of the instruments, the vocal input of the musicians, computer-controlled soundscapes. But electronics are always instrumental. Just like the accordion, harp, euphonium and double bass, they are a brush that can help to paint new landscapes for the ear. Exciting, colourful, exceptional. 
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The music ensemble SP!TSBERGEN was founded in 2015 by composer George De Decker. De Decker bases his scores for accordion, harp, euphonium and double bass on a previously worked out soundtrack. That is the fifth ‘player’, one who always engages in dialogue with four eminent musicians: an unusual, colourful and exciting cross-pollination. In every concert or recording SP!TSBERGEN focus on the richest possible palette of timbres: the colour of the instruments, the vocal input of the musicians, computer-controlled soundscapes. But electronics are always instrumental. Just like the accordion, harp, euphonium and double bass, they are a brush that can help to paint new landscapes for the ear. Exciting, colourful, exceptional.
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Composer(s)

George De Decker

George De Decker as... Composer - sound artist George De Decker's compositions include solo works (mostly with soundtrack), as well as works for large symphony orchestras and sound installations. He also composes for film, art documentaries, television, fiction, theatre, and dance. He has his own ensemble, 'SP!TSBERGEN.' with 5 young, passionate musicians. George De Decker as... Visual artist Already from a very young age, George De Decker visited many museums and exhibits. The artists in question were his 'real' mentors.bAs a composer, he created music for art documentaries by, a. o. Jef Cornelis and Stefaan Decostere. Sound and visuals always impact each other in George De Decker's oeuvre. He paints monumental canvases in an abstract pictorial language, with a restrained colorite. The compositions consist of characteristic,...
more
George De Decker as... Composer - sound artist George De Decker's compositions include solo works (mostly with soundtrack), as well as works for large symphony orchestras and sound installations. He also composes for film, art documentaries, television, fiction, theatre, and dance. He has his own ensemble, "SP!TSBERGEN." with 5 young, passionate musicians.
George De Decker as... Visual artist Already from a very young age, George De Decker visited many museums and exhibits. The artists in question were his "real" mentors.bAs a composer, he created music for art documentaries by, a. o. Jef Cornelis and Stefaan Decostere.
Sound and visuals always impact each other in George De Decker's oeuvre. He paints monumental canvases in an abstract pictorial language, with a restrained colorite. The compositions consist of characteristic, broad keys: a robust and powerful signature. He creates sequences of compositions, rhythmic abstractions on canvas that constitute scenic impressions or pure abstractions. These are works of immense expressiveness.
George De Decker also conceives video and audio projects, through which he can simultaneously make his statement as a visual and as a sound artist, such as: Lorca 1937, Ørnen 1897, Die Bezwingung des Chaos...

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