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In the Darkness of the World – 2015

Sol Rezza In the Darkness of the World 2015

An inexplicable event marked the year 1866, this event is still strong in everyone’s mind -Jules Verne

In the Darkness of the World is a multimedia work conceived as a live performance for 12.1-channel audio, a video installation, and a stereo radio version.

Through a mix of hydrophone recordings of aquatic soundscapes, combined with sound design and experimental music; Sol Rezza recreates the atmosphere, moods, and fascinating geographies of the classic 19th-century science fiction novel «Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea» written by Jules Verne.

In The Darkness Of The World, is a radio play of sorts conceived by Sol Rezza. Combining the alien, otherworldly sounds of the deep ocean with snatches of spoken word and rich, womblike swathes of ambiance, the overall effect is something like slipping in and out of anesthesia disorientating, but undeniably pleasant.

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In the Darkness of the World was a commission produced as part of the CTM festival Un Tune – Radio Lab 2015.

The work for 12.1 audio channels, realized at the Electronic Music Studio of the Technische Universität Berlin, was made possible with the support of programmer and audio engineer Daz Disley and sound director Andreas Pysiewicz.

For audio spatialization, it involved the audio plug-in Soundsquares.

The final version of the video was produced by Mexican multimedia artist Daniel Iván.

Original Title: In the Darkness of the world©

Year of production: 2015

Performance Premiere: 26.01.2015 CTM Festival BerlínHAU Hebbel am Ufer

Radio Premiere: 13.02.2015 Deutschlandradio Kultur

Rebroadcast:

04.10.2015 ORF Ö1 Kunsradio

2016 Hörspiel Sommer Leipzig

Running time in mm:ss: 56:52

Language: Spanish | English | German

Version Live performance Format: Multichannel: 12.1 Live Performance

Version Video Format: Digitial Video Full HD .MOV H.264 .MP4 Audio: 5.1

Version Radio Format: Digital Audio: 2.0 .WAV

Production / Commissioned by: CTM Berlin – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art – Radio Lab | Idea / Script / Sound Design / Composition / Performance: Sol Rezza | Original Text: Jules Verne / Vingt mille lieues sous les mers | Visuals / 3D animation / Video Editor: Daniel IvánLive Sound Engineering and Technical Advisor: Daz Disley / Andreas PysiewiczVoices: Lena Vogt / Daniel Iván / Anjorka Strechel / Felix Blume / Christine Renaudat / Lorena Fernández | Voices directors: Götz Naleppa (German Voices) / Guadalupe Lozada (Spanish Voices) | Camera: Daniel Iván / Fenia Kotsopoulou | Partners: ECAS – Networking Culture Program of the European Commission / Goethe Institut / Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany / Electronic Studio of the Technische Universitat Berlin / Orf Musikprotokoll Festival / Radio Kunst

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