Tele.s.therion - The content of this picture is invisible the subject of the content is to be kept permanently secretAkousmatikoi: Scores, enharmonic electric bass | Audio mixing, sound synthesizer.

In large ensemble with: Lunurumh voices | Michel Doneda soprano saxophone | Le Quan Ninh percussion | Jason Van Gulick drum | Kasper T. Toeplitz bass | Antoine Chessex tenor saxophone | Paolo Sanna watherphone.

Additional Mix and Mastering by Paolo Ambrogio Siconolfi.
Produced by Marco Melzi.

Acousmatic black metal it’s our self-defined musical genre, a kind of conception about the sound experience, related to the phylosophy of Pythagoras of Samos.

The acousmatic art, according to Pierre Schaeffer “is said to be derived from akousmatikoi, the outer circle of Pythagora’s disciples who only heard their teacher speaking from behind a veil. In a similar way, one hears acousmatic music from behind the ‘veil’ of loudspeakers, without seeing the source of the sound”.

Inspired by the Russolo‘s researches in his black Art of Noise, the sound spatialization studies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and his music theory, and by Edgar Varese‘s studies and his vision of “sound as living matter“.

Music for loudspeakers and audience; based on atonal music and non-idiomatic improvisation principles, applied to a radical black metal approach, linked to authors such as Abruptum, Bathory, Moevot, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and other pioneers in this music genre, designed in acousmatic key, for an immersive deep listening experience in the sound projection.


Biographies of the authors involved in “Luzifers Abschied”:


Musician and vocalist from Ukraine.
In group: Astral Lueur, Chapter V:F10, Virvel Av Morkerhatet.

Michel Doneda:
French soprano saxophonist, he developed a very personal approach with his music and his instrument in improvised music. He played and recorded with Fred Van Hove, Phil Wachsmann, Max Eastley, Steve Beresford and Americans: John Zorn, Eliott Sharp, Elvin Jones. In 1985 he made his first record under his own name. At the same time he started playing regurlarly with Lê Quan Ninh, Daunik Lazro, Beñat Achiary, Martine Altenburger, Barre Phillips, Paul Rogers, Tetsu Saitoh, Kazue Sawai. More recently he developed his work with Fred Frith, Keith Rowe, Gunter Muller, Bhob Rainey, Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Bosetti, Alain Joule, Barre Phillips, Dominique Regef, Elvin Jones, and many others musicians and dancers as Masaki Iwana, Yukiko Nakamura, Valérie Métivier and poets, actors. He has been very involved in the international improvised music scene, toured in Africa, Japan, Asia, USA, Canada, South America, Russia and with a lot of improvisers in Europe. In Groups: Barre’s Trio, From Between Trio, Idiome 1238, Quatuor Aerolithes, Une Chance Pour L’Ombre. As of today he recorded almost 50 records for European, Americans and Japanese labels.

Le Quan Ninh:
Is a French percussionist active in contemporary music and free improvisation. He began studying piano at the age of5, but turned towards percussion as a teenager. When he was 16, he entered the National Conservatory in Versailles. During this time he discovered free jazz. After graduating, he taught percussion for 3 years at a conservatory in Bondy, France while performing with contemporary music, dance, and theater groups often using self-taught techniques and found objects in his improvisation. Since the 1980s Ninh collaborated with Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Serge Pey, Peter Kowald, Butch Morris, and Nicolas Peskine’s Compagnie du Hasard, Martine Altenburger, André Goudbeek, Peter Jacquemyn and many others, featuring improvisers from different cultures, such as Kazue Sawai, Sainkho Namtchylak, Seizan Matsuda, Zeena Parkins, Junko Ueda, Ishii Mitsutaka, Leo Smith, Savina Yanatou, India Cooke, Xu Feng Xia, Werner Lüdi, and Gunda Gottschalk to name a few. In Groups: Chris Burn’s Ensemble, ensemble]h[iatus, Idiome 1238, Quatuor Hêlios, The Misha Lobko Sextet, Une Chance Pour L’Ombre. His discography counts about 40 CD on european and north american labels.

Jason Van Gulick:
One of the most inventive drummers on the contemporary music scene, he processes the sounds of his drum set in real time providing an explosive mixture of wild rhythms and abstract soundscapes. He has developed his artistic approach in the confrontation between the acoustic character of his chosen instrument and amplification via contact and ambient microphones, exploring architectural possibilities through diffusion in resonant spaces. Over the last twenty years he has emerged from an eclectic musical background: from beginnings in hardcore, extreme rock and post-metal and then jazz and improvisation, finding his place in noise and modern composition. He has performed and recorded with Carla Bozulich/Evangelista, Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))), Chris Corsano, N.U. Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten), Y.E.R.M.O., Sum Of R, Bison Bisou, Ed Wood Jr and the interdisciplinary Collective DEGA!

Kasper T. Toeplitz:
French composer and musician of Polish origin. He has worked with academic research organizations, such as GMEM, GRM, IRCAM, and Radio-France, as well played and recorded with experimental musicians, such as Éliane Radigue, Zbigniew Karkowski, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Phill Niblock and Art Zoyd . Citing Giacinto Scelsi and Iannis Xenakis as influences, his early work was mostly written for traditional instruments. He received several prizes and distinctions for these works. He create called the BassComputer, an electric bass with 5 fretted strings and 4 unfretted strings, intended to be interfaced with a computer. In 2004, he commissioned a piece from Eliane Radigue called Elemental II, which he interpreted for the BassComputer. He later commissioned Phil Niblock’s Yam almost may, and Dror Feiler’s Ousia. He has also written for dance, as well as theatre. In 2007 he created, with Eryck Abecassis and Wilfried Wendling, KERNEL, a computer ensemble devoted to interpretation, live stricto sensu (without any samples or sequences), of electronic music compositions. In Groups: Art Zoyd, Clystere, Kernel, La Rédemption Électrique, Le Dépeupleur, My Daily Noise, Senssurround Orchestra, Sleaze Art.

Antoine Chessex:
Composer and sound artist whose works assume a wide diversity of forms spanning compositions for ensembles, solo performances, sound installations and transdisciplinary projects. His compositions are  characterized by textural density and microtonal tensions often resulting in sound-masses exploring the physical dimensions of space. The works of Antoine Chessex have over the years crossed the boundaries between noise, modern composition, improvisation and electronic music. His background as a saxophone player saw him performing extensively in different experimental music contexts over the past decades.Recent chamber music commissions include DUST (2010) for three violins and electronics, Chute for the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Schichten & Ritournelle Fulgurante for the oh ton Ensemble, Metakatharsis & Damage is Done for the Phoenix Ensemble, Furia for the Ensemble Werktag in Zürich and Plastic Concrete & Accumulation for Apartment House in London. In 2016, he wrote Les Abîmes Hallucinés for the Ensemble Proton in Bern & Jérôme Noetinger. Collaborations with musicians Lasse Marhaug, Zbigniew Karkowski, Jérôme Noetinger, Maja Ratkje, Valerio Tricoli, Dave Phillips, the noise band Monno, architect Christian Waldvogel and media artist Ulrike Gabriel. In Groups: Calcination, Monno.

Paolo Sanna:
Italian musician, involved in free impro music, drum and percussion teacher. He played and recorded with Simon Balestrazzi, Giacomo Salis, Mario Brai, Enzo Favata, Elia Casu, Luca Santini, Alessandro Olla, OnGaku2, OKRA Percussion project, Michele Anelli, Mauro Basilio, Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu, KLICK Ensemble and many others.



Tele.s.therion “Luzifers Abschied”
Format: CD
Label: Minotauro Records | Music From The Labytinth
Year: 2017

Tele.s.therion “Hinthv Ritvvm | LLZ”
Format: sound object – paper grammophone and 12 inch 78 rpm vinyl.
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2013

Tele.s.therion “Hinthv Ritvvm”
Format: [BOX] CDR + sound object
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2013

Tele.s.therion “Tele.s.therion”
Format: CD (Compilation)
Label: Paradigms Recordings
Year: 2011

Tele.s.therion “Hinthv Ritvvm”
Format: CDR (acousmatic devices)
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2011
For enharmonic electric bass and voice solo, based on Etruscan occult ritual texts.

Tele.s.therion “Nature Unveiled”
Format: CDR (acousmatic devices)
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2011
Based on the homonymous Current 93 album.

Tele.s.therion “The Chapel”
Format: CDR (acousmatic devices)
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2011
Conceived as an acoustic audio installation for the Rothko Chapel

Tele.s.therion “Grimoire XIII”
with WILDNESS PERVERSION [Mortuary Drape],
Track published in AAVV “Black Industrial Grimoire: Arcanvm Vmbrarum Regni – Si.Vm E.T A V Vm (Silence Is Golden)”
Format: CD / sound object
Label: Radical Matters – Editions/Label
Year: 2009

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