Commissioned by CTM Berlin - Festival for Adventurous Music and Art - Radio Lab 2015
In the Darkness of the World is a live performance work for 12.1 channels, a video installation and a stereo radio version broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur 13.02.2015 // ORF Ö1 Kunsradio 04.10.2015 // Hörspiel Sommer Leipzig 2016.
Through sound design, sound experimentation and a mix of recordings with hydrophonics; This work re-read the atmosphere, the motives and the intricate geographies of the classic book of universal literature “Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers” (“Twenty thousand leagues of submarine travel”) by Jules Verne.
In The Darkness Of The World, is a radio play of sorts conceived by Mexican composer and sound engineer Sol Rezza. Combining the alien, otherworldly sounds of the deep ocean with snatches of spoken word and rich, womblike swathes of ambience, the overall effect is something like slipping in and out of anaesthesia – disorientating, but undeniably pleasant.CRACK MAGAZINE
Project information: Original Title: In the Darkness of the world © Year of production: 2015 Country of production: Germany Premiere: 26/01/2015 Running time in mm:ss: 56:52 Language: Spanish | English | German Technical Aspects: 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 Credits: Production / Commissioned by: 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 Iván Live Sound Engineering and Technical Advisor: Daz Disley | Andreas Pysiewicz Voices: 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 Gohete Institut Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany Electronic Studio of the Technische Universitat Berlin Orf Musikprotokoll Festival Radio Kunst