• Scenatet presents
  • Interludium
  • by Jeppe Ernst
  • Passage Festival
  • August 6, 2023


Angel View

Angel View

Throughout the last decade, Angel View has gone through several iterations. Beginning in 2014 as a performance piece created by British composer Juliana Hodkinson in collaboration with the music- and performance ensemble Scenatet, who commissioned the work along with SPOR Festival and MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele, the piece was performed at several festivals before being turned into a cinematic work directed by filmmaker Michael Madsen in 2018. Then three years later, in 2021, Angel View was finally recorded and released as a studio album by the Vienna and Innsbruck-based label col legno.

Even stripped of its visual components, Angel View is permeated by a striking sense of place: every sound seems to suggest incredibly specific tactile experiences inherent to our modern industrial environment – chiseling cement, scraping cutlery, breaking glass, criss-crossing cables, squealing tram-wheels. Described by The Journal of Music as “boundless”, Angel View is an assemblage of urban and musical debris made up of over twenty parts, each designed to overlap. The work’s architecture is full of non-sequiturs and arbitrary cross-relations between imagined streets intersecting and running parallel, reflecting the surrealism at the core of everyday life.

Released December 2021 at col legno.

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