It is in mountains that the deep history of the world reveals itself, and it is in the play of sediments that the consciousness of minerals reveals itself. This consciousness mirrors in some ways the parasympathetic nervous system of human life, with its long neural pathways and preference for homeostasis: we are closer to rocks than we realise.
At this time, patterns of migration once again are compelling Europe to face once again the deadly paranoid mechanisms of othering by which it constructs its sense of self. The slow dance of rocks across generations is an encounter of entities that resists being subsumed by the hyperventilation of fear produced by a crisis mindset.
The sonic movements of CLASTIC respond to the deep temporality of this landscape and the singular existence of the individual stones, branches and other objects that make their home there.
The sounds of Clastic emerged from a field recording and electronic production workshop HYENAZ led in the Chiusella valley at CLASTIC – European Performing Arts Residency with the participation of: Durassie Kiangangu, Morena De leonardis, I Patom Theatre, Silvia Ribero, Angie Rottensteiner, Kazalište Nezamislivog Iva Korbar, and Elena Brea Sandin.
The album was launched with a listening party in complete darkness in Berlin. More info here: Facebook.
The EP is released under a Creative Commons non-commercial licence. Money from sales and streaming of the EP will be donated to refugee and migrant rights organizations.