23 aprile 2015

YouTube e SoundCloud documentano le prime mosse di un nuovo progetto aperto di musica scritta e improvvisata che vede Charles Hayward, Ralph Cumbers e Laura Cannell inseguire attraverso i secoli le illuminazioni di Hildegard Von Bingen: si chiama Oscilanz, con un termine preso dal suggestivo linguaggio ideato oltre ottocento anni fa dalla badessa del monastero di Rupertsberg, dottore della Chiesa cattolica e ora anche santa. Il trio sarà presto nuovamente in azione a Londra, al Cafe Oto, il mese prossimo.

Oscilanz is a new trio formed of Charles Hayward (This Heat, About Group), Ralph Cumbers (Bass Clef, Some Truths) & Laura Cannell (Horses Brawl, LCAB duo). Once these three found each other they had the wonderful intention of interpreting the music that Hildegard Von Bingen composed over 800 years ago into a new music for the here and now. A music of transportation, taking the listener though a beguiling maze of early music melodies, electronic / percussive echo caverns and waves of brass overtones.
Hildegard was a 12th century nun and mystic, herbalist and inventor of her own language, who was also a prolific composer of some very beautiful pieces of music, that have become a touchstone again recently. The Oscilanz players set off using very small fragments of her music as a basis to go far into new audio realms, bypassing all ideas of correct ways-to-perform and instead connecting with the spirit and magic of the music in a very subconscious and non-verbal way. Utilizing trombone, drums, violin, recorders, voices, samplers and electro-acoustic untis, the interplay between three such strong individual players really has a deep life of its own and Oscilanz bears the fruit that Hildegard sowed along time ago.
The word Oscilanz is taken from the Lingua Ignota, the language Hildegard invented. It means 'October'.