alien.lullaby from z.a.r.k.o.s..c.r.y
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
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
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