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CHRISTOPHER ORCZY

TRANSITION

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cocd 09

77 minute cd-r

Composed Performed Produced by Christopher Orczy

Christchurch New Zealand August - September  2006

Mastered by Daniel Batkin-Smith @ eep! studios

 

The genesis of TRANSITION was a complex one. In August, I started to work with some material that I had recorded in March for an album to be entitled METAMORPHOSIS 2. I started to work with the fragments, with the idea of creating 2 pieces with the same structure as the earlier (1994) METAMORPHOSIS. As is often the case, the material was actually wanting to do something different. I was trying to join fragments together, but they wanted to stay on their own. Eventually I left them on their own, and the first 2 pieces (Presentiment and Consolation) were created. After listening to these 2 pieces, I realised that only the beginning and ending of a "story" were present. The two middle pieces were needed to complete the transition.

 

Presentiment:

A great forboding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equanimity:

An acceptance of what has occurred

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intercession:

Some timely help. It is time to say goodbye to the old way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation:

The new state.

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION expands upon the soundworld of the HARMONIUM DIARIES albums, with the harmonium being processed in more expansive ways. The album is also a more focused affair, with each piece sharing a similar structure and also melodic themes.

 

 

TRACKLISTING

 

01 Presentiment

02 Equanimity

03 Intercession

04 Consolation