alien.lullaby from z.a.r.k.o.s..c.r.y
music.box.4.
metallophon - recorded.2002.04.14
hommage.a.
manuel.de.falla

Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 (The “Spirograph” Nebula) lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain.


The alien embryo inside the egg, that was the picture  in my mind, when I first saw this image - and it leads directly to the composing of a lullaby. Not a lullaby from our would, but rather one  from  outer space...
The connection to our  world is based on a piece by Manuel de Falla, the famous Spanish composer. The rhythm of alien.lullaby is taken from his famous berceuse Nana from “Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas”.
Finally,  the instrument I chose was the Metallophon from the “Bell & Metal Type Instruments” from “Ethno World Library” by Marcel Barsotti. This Instrument, developed in Germany between the two world wars,  is more or less forgotten now. Marcel Barsotti sampled each and every note of this instrument. And its sound adds a transcendent mood to the tune.

 


If you have any questions, please ask the composer jovan.pesec


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