deMEGO027 Stephen O'Malley "TEMPESTARII +DISintegration" Cassette
Posted: Oct 15, 2013
I am pleased to present the third cassette on Editions Mego in my structural drone guitar triology.
We were invited to create this long suite of music for the film "Tempestarii" by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert. The music runs around 90 minutes, and will be used in it's entirety for the exhibition of the "Tempestarii DISintegration" at CCRD opderschmelz Dudelange, Luxembourg. I will perform live at the premier screening of "Tempestarii" on 25 October.
This cassette will be released in November by Editions Mego in edition of 250 copies.Details on Bouschet & Hilbert's work. Details on the event and exhibition at CCRD opderschmelz.
Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert
With live music by Stephen O’Malley
25 October, 8.45PM
Dawn spreads its luminous rays across the coast of Iceland, to reveal a sorcerer standing between wine-dark sea and mountainous black rock. He is tempestarii, a figure of medieval lore, undertaking a primitive rite manifested to conjure a storm. The tides of the deep ocean breathe heavily rising and falling across the cinema screen with amplifying power, as the weather-maker beats a mysterious sack against the monolithic cliffs with powerful repetition.
As a magical tool, this sack contains forceful winds pulled from each corner of world. As an analogy, it is aligned with the revolutionary transformations of nature by water, air, solar radiation, and geological shifts and filled with the vast potential of man’s will in alliance with Nature. As an omen, the tempestarii signals profound change on both physical and metaphysical realms.
Presented as both a live performance and an installation, Tempestarii is an immersive experience of video and sound. By demonstrating contemporary art as meteorological sorcery and political activism, the duo Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert raise a storm and blacken the air.
Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert
With Stephen O’Malley
Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, November 03, 2013
Monday - Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Cast from the premiere performance, Tempestarii will sustain at CCRD in the form of a video and sound exhibition. The duration of the video is designed to consume the entire run of the exhibition period: 9 days, or 108 hours. Within this span of time, Tempestarii will undergo continual change. The video will loop, in a way, yet each iteration is parasitically copied from the preceding version. Video files disintegrate when they are copied again and again, more and more pixels go missing. The resulting loss of definition, as well as parasitic interferences, gradually darken the images until they dissolve into blackness.
Upcoming shows later in 2013:
Tempestarii will be screened at the London & Porto Underground Film Festivals in November.
Amelia Ishmael will present Tempestarii during the Weight of the Mountains residency program in Skagaströnd, Iceland in December.