Joachim Roedelius and Alessandra Celletti corresponded for some time through Myspace, exchanging short messages of appreciation and of interest for each other’s musical path. Eventually, in Spring 2007, the German composer, a pioneer of avant-garde electronic music, invited the Roman pianist to play pieces by Erik Satie at Lunz, within the context of the “smallest and most delightful” festival, which takes place yearly in Summer on the shores of the enchanted lake in the small Austrian town. The meeting strengthened their reciprocal musical interest, bringing also to light a synergy of intents: both musicians found themselves to be involved in a careful and sensitive quest for the colour of sound and for the magical surroundings created by music. In December 2007 Alessandra mailed to Joachim “The Golden Fly”, her latest cd, which collects 16 of her solo piano compositions. Joachim fell in love with them and decided to work on this material to create remixes, merging the electronic sounds which he is a master at creating with Alessandra’s piano. Thus the idea of taking this project live on tour was born, and then the cd “Substance of Things Hoped For” produced by the american label Transparency.

A collaborative album featuring beautiful melodic piano, minimal electronics and occasional sung or spoken vocals in English, German or Corsican. Fifteen original pieces that conclude with a dreamlike reworking of “by this river” (written by Roedelius and Brian Eno).

Edited by magicwaves on 7 Jul 2010, 10:51

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