martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

Rikhardur H. Fridriksson “Postcards from North and South” (Eng)

Rikhardur H. Fridriksson is an Icelandic musician whose music falls into two general categories; he either makes pure electro-acoustic music, working with natural sounds and their movement in space, or he does live improvisations, playing electric guitar, processed with live electronics, appearing either alone or with the Icelandic Sound Company.
“Postcards from North and South” is a mixture of sounds that don’t really mix. We have sounds of nature from Iceland, in the form of birds, water and footsteps, and we have “non-natural”, but human voices from South America. These opposites attract, but don’t really communicate. They co-exist in a sonic space where they dance around each other, sometimes fighting for atteniton and sometimes complementing each other. In the end, they have at least had a conversation, hopefully leading to future mutual understanding. Where does that leave us? Who knows? Together? Apart? In-between? Elsewhere?

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