Currents of Sound and Torrent Tales
Norway, Sicily, Germany in a melting pot
Giovanni Apprendi, Palermo: Tamburello
Alf-Terje Hana, Stavanger: e-guitar, electronics
Gaspare Balsamo, Catania: Cunto, Actor
Werner Cee, Prophetenmühle: e-ch'in, electronics
Northern Lights – The Return of Perseophone and Torrents of Sound
Every concert is a unique event consisting of only one set/piece, a continuous stream carrying the antique recitative art of Cunto/spoken word, swirling sometimes towards ambient and drone music (e-ch'in), bringing elements of Noise, Metal (e-guitar), heading in the direction of Tarantella (tamburello); all these tributaries and many more combine to build a frenzied current between the banks of minimal music on one hand, „stadium rock“ on the other hand, resulting in psychedelic, almost cinematic music. Musicians as well as listeners are swept away, carried along, lost in sound, images, imagination. Lyrics are recitals of antique myths, fairy tales or scenes from Sicilian life in the past and present, freely mixed with contemporary music and rock.
Thus, „Torrent“ seems to reenact the story of Persephone. Peacefully picking flowers in a Sicilian idyll, she was abducted to the underworld, to Hades, where grotesque demons and hideous tormented people abound and interact in macabre activities – and suddenly, flowers and birds return to Persephone's life as she returns to the world above, to the blazing light and heat of the Sicilian spring and summer – or to the dark, silent fjords of Norway.
Every moment of this music is laden with images, associations, the stream never breaks off. There is pure beauty, noise and harmony, driving rhythm, all of them in a constant flow.