Cedrik Fermont (CD/BE/DE)
C-drík will present a live performance based on a selection of recordings essentially made at the Observatory Studio in Singapore as well as in his studio in Berlin. Cymbals, gongs, metallophones (gamelan), various metallic objects and voices have been selected and electronically processed to form the core of the track. The result is an introspective electroacoustic piece that blends drones and gentle percussions.
In contrast to the noisy soundscapes of most parts of South Asia, which tend to become a massive wall of sounds, the composition’s minimalist approach plunges the listener into various meditative states (or let’s hope so!).
The piece emphasizes the contrast between sounds of Southeast Asian instruments, which are usually made to be performed in a collective ensemble, and the isolationism of the listeners (and performer), an unusual concept in Southeast Asian societies, in which social and cultural activities are usually made or attended collectively.