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Jan Jelinek // Seascape - Polyptych LP

Jan Jelinek // Seascape - Polyptych LP

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This is a record released in April 2023 by experimental musician Jan Jelinek from Berlin, Germany, on the experimental label Faitiche in Berlin.

Includes 10 collage-collage ambient songs produced as a soundtrack for media art.

 Below is a commentary by the label.

"One of the most notorious personifications of hatred in the history of cinema is Captain Ahab in John Huston's 1956 classic Moby Dick. Berlin-based musician and sound artist Jan Jelinek has transformed Ahab's voice into an instrument.At Faitiche, in 2022, an audio co-developed with Canadian new media artist Clive Holden. Introducing Jan Jelinek's soundtrack for visual software "SEASCAPE - polyptych".
"SEASCAPE - polyptych" is based on the image and sound sources of "Moby Dick".While Holden grapples with manipulating film sequences,Ahab's voice plays a central role in Jan Jelinek's soundtrack.The dynamic volume and tone of the Captain's speech control a synthesizer system that transforms Ahab's voice into ten abstract soundscapes.In this work, the voice gives impulse and controls things, but what we hear is not the sound of the spoken word itself.Occasionally, only fragments of speech are heard in which syllables and sounds are recognizable.Instead, we hear compositions made up of hiss, soundscapes and bursts of sound.The atmosphere is dark and ominous.However, each song has a clear sonic structure and follows an easy-to-understand dramatic structure.This music is abstract but never overwhelming.On the contrary, SEASCAPE - polyptych invites the listener to let the sound flow.

Although part of a piece of media art, the soundtrack can be enjoyed without such a connecting superstructure.You can enjoy it without any prior knowledge.But what if we knew that it was the sound waves of the human voice that controlled the network of synthesizers?If you want to hear Ahab, you should be able to hear Ahab's chorus from every sound fragment.Subliminal threats and magical Ahab.And Ahab whips his subordinates and heads for ruin together.The majestic 'Now, on the quay, waiting and watching', the oppressive 'pulled towards the center of the vortex', these are all music, sonic discourses. "

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12 "black vinyl. 

Faitiche:

"One of the most notorious hatemongers in movie history is Captain Ahab from John Huston's 1956 classic Moby Dick. His manic monologues cast a spell on generations of viewers. Berlin based musician and sound artist Jan Jelinek has now turned the voice of Ahab into a musical instrument Faitiche presents Jan Jelinek's soundtrack for SEASCAPE – polyptych, an audio-visual software developed in collaboration with Canadian new media artist Clive Holden in 2022.
SEASCAPE – polyptych is based on image and acoustic source material from Moby Dick. While Holden works on manipulating film sequences, the voice of Ahab plays a central role in Jan Jelinek's soundtrack. The dynamic volume and tone of the captain's speech control a synthesizer system that turns Ahab's voice into ten abstract soundscapes. In this production the voice gives the impulse and controls things but is not the sound of spoken word itself that we hear. Only occasionally can snippets of speech be heard so that syllables or sounds are recognizable. hear compositions made of hissing, soundscapes and eruptive sounds. The atmosphere is dark and sinister. Still every piece has a clear sonic structure and follows an understandable dramatic composition. music is abstract but not overwhelming. Quite the opposite, SEASCAPE – polyptych is an invitation to listeners to let themselves be carried by the stream of sonic events.
 
Although part of a media art work, the soundtrack can be enjoyed without any of this connecting superstructure. If you want to hear Ahab, you will hear a choir of Ahabs in every piece of sound.The subliminal threatening as well as the conjuring Ahab.Finally the Ahab who whips up his crew and tears them with him into their downfall.The majestic „on the quay now, waiting and watching“, the oppressive “drawn towards the whirlpools center” - they are all music as well as sonic discourse.
 "
 

Artist: Jan Jelinek

Label: Faitiche

This is a record released in April 2023 by experimental musician Jan Jelinek from Berlin, Germany, on the experimental label Faitiche in Berlin.

Includes 10 collage-collage ambient songs produced as a soundtrack for media art.

 Below is a commentary by the label.

"One of the most notorious personifications of hatred in the history of cinema is Captain Ahab in John Huston's 1956 classic Moby Dick. Berlin-based musician and sound artist Jan Jelinek has transformed Ahab's voice into an instrument.At Faitiche, in 2022, an audio co-developed with Canadian new media artist Clive Holden. Introducing Jan Jelinek's soundtrack for visual software "SEASCAPE - polyptych".
"SEASCAPE - polyptych" is based on the image and sound sources of "Moby Dick".While Holden grapples with manipulating film sequences,Ahab's voice plays a central role in Jan Jelinek's soundtrack.The dynamic volume and tone of the Captain's speech control a synthesizer system that transforms Ahab's voice into ten abstract soundscapes.In this work, the voice gives impulse and controls things, but what we hear is not the sound of the spoken word itself.Occasionally, only fragments of speech are heard in which syllables and sounds are recognizable.Instead, we hear compositions made up of hiss, soundscapes and bursts of sound.The atmosphere is dark and ominous.However, each song has a clear sonic structure and follows an easy-to-understand dramatic structure.This music is abstract but never overwhelming.On the contrary, SEASCAPE - polyptych invites the listener to let the sound flow.

Although part of a piece of media art, the soundtrack can be enjoyed without such a connecting superstructure.You can enjoy it without any prior knowledge.But what if we knew that it was the sound waves of the human voice that controlled the network of synthesizers?If you want to hear Ahab, you should be able to hear Ahab's chorus from every sound fragment.Subliminal threats and magical Ahab.And Ahab whips his subordinates and heads for ruin together.The majestic 'Now, on the quay, waiting and watching', the oppressive 'pulled towards the center of the vortex', these are all music, sonic discourses. "

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12 "black vinyl. 

Faitiche:

"One of the most notorious hatemongers in movie history is Captain Ahab from John Huston's 1956 classic Moby Dick. His manic monologues cast a spell on generations of viewers. Berlin based musician and sound artist Jan Jelinek has now turned the voice of Ahab into a musical instrument Faitiche presents Jan Jelinek's soundtrack for SEASCAPE – polyptych, an audio-visual software developed in collaboration with Canadian new media artist Clive Holden in 2022.
SEASCAPE – polyptych is based on image and acoustic source material from Moby Dick. While Holden works on manipulating film sequences, the voice of Ahab plays a central role in Jan Jelinek's soundtrack. The dynamic volume and tone of the captain's speech control a synthesizer system that turns Ahab's voice into ten abstract soundscapes. In this production the voice gives the impulse and controls things but is not the sound of spoken word itself that we hear. Only occasionally can snippets of speech be heard so that syllables or sounds are recognizable. hear compositions made of hissing, soundscapes and eruptive sounds. The atmosphere is dark and sinister. Still every piece has a clear sonic structure and follows an understandable dramatic composition. music is abstract but not overwhelming. Quite the opposite, SEASCAPE – polyptych is an invitation to listeners to let themselves be carried by the stream of sonic events.
 
Although part of a media art work, the soundtrack can be enjoyed without any of this connecting superstructure. If you want to hear Ahab, you will hear a choir of Ahabs in every piece of sound.The subliminal threatening as well as the conjuring Ahab.Finally the Ahab who whips up his crew and tears them with him into their downfall.The majestic „on the quay now, waiting and watching“, the oppressive “drawn towards the whirlpools center” - they are all music as well as sonic discourse.
 "
 

Artist: Jan Jelinek

Label: Faitiche