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Dark drops (Lygophilia)

by Robertina Šebjanič

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Dark drops (Lygophilia*)

Drops that resonate in the darkness of the caves are a condensed representation of a complex and extreme environment that is still full of mystery and special beauty, and where the geological and biological time seems to unfold in different timeframes. The sound of the water dropping in caves has a strong presence: it breaks the silence. Those little transmit information about the living conditions from above and deeply into the cave, being both a source of food for biological life and the construction material for the geological structures. The audio recordings used for the draft composition are from Planina Lake, which is inhabited also by human fish aka proteus aka olm.
*Lygophilia is a series of research-based artworks initiated in 2017 in a wish to explore love (Gr.: philéō) for darkness (Gr.: lúgē) and unknown dwellers in places inhospitable to humans.

Production of the vinyl (limited edition - print on demand): SubAqua / Zavod Sektor 2018

Special thanks: Zavod Projekt Atol, Pixxelpoint festival, Radio Cona, Rene Rusjan
The event will take place within the framework and organization of the discussion-performance cycle Famous Unknown, which focuses on the important female sound artists from Slovenia. The cycle is financially supported by the City of Ljubljana.

sound work Dark Drops - Črne Kaplje premiered (digital) at RadioCona:wolFMoon, January 2017


released January 1, 2017
by Robertina Šebjanič, composition by field recording material recorded during the field trip to Planinska jama (cave) and Zelniške jame in Rakov Škocjan, Slovenia.


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