jeudi 30 mars 2017

The spring projects of Sequentia Legenda

Springtime is here. 

Many projects are ongoing.

Sequentia Legenda

Out of the Silence

The collaboration with Kurtz Mindfields (Jean-Luc Briançon) was a great experience.

After having shaped the structure and finalized the composition of my piece "Out of the Silence", I let Kurtz fully immerse himself in the sonic universe that was then created. He managed to decipher my composition in an intelligent and sensitive way, so that we could be on the same page. With subtlety, he managed to include his touches in my soundtrack. 

The result is a symbiosis of both our musical worlds, a passion we both share: Berlin School music

Here is an excerpt of the final mix:

Our exchanges :

Sequentia Legenda: "I am pleased to give you the opportunity to listen to the current version of the track. You may find that several listens are necessary to get all the diversity and the subtleties of it. I wanted the atmosphere to be mystical without being too overwhelming, where a smooth development would allow unveiling of all the different sides of Out of the Silence throughout the nine minutes of the piece. The pads are made of minimalist chords. These are backed first by a modular Moog providing a sequential base with three sonic layers, then by the introduction of slowly progressing percussive elements. Transpositions are made with +3 and +5 half-tones in the closing section. The three choir layers complement each other, while at the same time staying in the background in the overall atmosphere. There you are with a brief outline of the development of Out of the Silence."

Sequentia Legenda and Kurtz Mindfields
Kurtz Mindfields and Sequentia Legenda

Kurtz Mindfields: "I will then send you the extra tracks (in stereo), that are all sourced from real analog vintage masters, I had to get these in and out in a hurry earlier than expected because I really have to keep up with the timelines :-)
I often listened to Schulze in his greatest hours, Pete Namlook and also Jonn Serrie, as well as your demo for the track, already in good shape, in order to get to know your tape...I have asked myself how to bring interesting, landmark and emotional ideas without them being too absent or on the contrary too prominent, so that it can be a fitting part of the vinyl in terms of aesthetics, without affecting too much your great work as was actually a lot of work from your side, and i am very happy about it!"

Around the second Moon

I keep on working on my forthcoming album "ETHEREAL". The second track "Around the second Moon", which features drummer Tommy Betzler, is in the mixing process.

All Tommy's drum parts are placed within the ethereal and cosmic atmosphere of this track.

Around The Second Moon with Tommy Betzler
Sequentia Legenda and Tommy Betzler
Just as for "Stratums of Seraphic Voices", the first track of the album, the sequential structure is based on the use of Arturia Moog Modular V. A Formant filter (not present on the original instrument) was used.

You can learn more about the development of ETHEREAL on my Blog.

Collaboration with Kuutana Serenity

Sequentia Legenda and Kuutana Serenity
Sequentia Legenda and Kuutana Serenity

And last of the spring news: I plan a collaboration with canadian artist Kuutana Serenity for the end of the year. Once again, any information on this coorperation to come between Ron Charron and me will be shared on my blog.

▶  Sequentia Legenda Work in Progress

▶  ETHEREAL Youtube Playlist

▶  Sequentia Legenda Discography

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