The Wings of Daedalus

The Wings of Daedalus

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For the first time, a CD of the ZKM electronic series is to be released that uses state-of-the-art technical procedures for sound production as an integral part of the musical staging of an opera.

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For the first time, a CD of the ZKM electronic series is to be released that uses state-of-the-art technical procedures for sound production as an integral part of the musical staging of an opera.

“The Wings of Daedalus” similarly uses technology to build the sound substance. Here, not only methods of sound production or editing, but also movements of sound in space are used as a means of dramaturgical articulation. The artful integration of the voice into the quasi-orchestral/concrete musical development is striking. From a mixture of noise and pitched sounds Maurizio Squillante developed a sound libretto which functions as an inner narrator and captures the audience from the very beginning until the final notes fade away.

In “The Wings of Daedalus”, the scenography of the performance, its sets and costumes were equally significant as these convey the central theme of the opera: the cyborg. Here, Maurizio Squillante developed further means to articulate this subject not just by way of sound but also visually in an impressive manner.

Idea and dramaturgy: Sebastiano Fusco and Maurizio Squillante
Libretto: David Haughton and Fabio Squillante
Das Schicksal Emanuela Luchetti alto
Apoll Phillip Brown tenor
Minos David Haughton
Dädalus Pauline Vaillancourt soprano
Perdix Alessandro Carmignani counter tenor
Daimon Alexia Justine Murray mezzo soprano
and Cara Joan Kavanaugh
Chor der Cyborgs – Synthetisierte Sprache
Cocalus David Haughton actor
Tochter des Cocalus Fides Krucker mezzo soprano

Production: ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik

Idea and dramaturgy: Sebastiano Fusco and Maurizio Squillante / Libretto: David Haughton and Fabio Squillante / Das Schicksal: Emanuela Luchetti, alto / Apoll Phillip: Brown, tenor / Minos: David Haughton / Dädalus: Pauline Vaillancourt, soprano / Perdix: Alessandro Carmignani, counter tenor / Daimon: Alexia Justine Murray, mezzo soprano and Cara Joan Kavanaugh / Chor der Cyborgs: Synthetisierte Sprache / Cocalus: David Haughton, actor / Tochter des Cocalus: Fides Krucker, mezzo soprano

Tracklist

1Curtain0:33
2Turns The Wheel Of Eternal Becoming4:53
3The Longing For Apollo2:59
4The Pulse Of The World Springs From My Smile5:08
5Over My Timeless Centuries3:13
6The Threshold6:28
7Finally I Am Freed3:51
8The Hero Has Burst His Cage Of Flesh5:41
9We Are The New World0:17
10Warsign! Warsign!1:42
11We Heard All This Before1:22
12We Are Today0:31
13Is This The Past Overtaking Us?3:16
14The Tidal Surge Of Blood4:56
15Et Nunc, Ecce Monstrum Novissimum1:55
16Every Riddle’s Longing Is A Key3:50
17The Duel1:55
18Hush, The Bulging Blunderpump4:14
19The Crushing Of The Matrix1:19
20Dispose Your Bones, Our Dress Of Flesh2:11
21Unplug, Unlearn3:43
22Gone, Gone, No Return4:05
23We Are The Ways Where Words Dissolve1:31
24Look A Cycle Is Completed4:56

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik

Credits

  • Alto Vocals – Emanuela Luchetti
  • Composed By – Maurizio Squillante
  • Concept By – Maurizio Squillante, Sebastiano Fusco
  • Countertenor Vocals – Alessandro Carmignani
  • Electronics – Maurizio Squillante
  • Libretto By – David Haughton (2), Fabio Squillante
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Alexia Justine Murray, Cara Joan Kavanaugh, Fides Krucker
  • Soprano Vocals – Pauline Vaillancourt
  • Tenor Vocals – Phillip Brown (2)
  • Voice Actor – David Haughton (2)

Notes

A ZKM I Institut für Musik und Akustik production.