Photo Credit: Elisabetta Porcinai -
Photo Credit: Elisabetta Porcinai –

Eternally Frozen by Andrea Belfi feat.Zinc & Copper at arkaoda / Thursday, 9.3.2023

Andrea Belfi will present his upcoming record “Eternally Frozen” featuring the brass trio Zinc & Copper (Robin Hayward, Tuba – Elena Kakaliagou, French Horn – Hilary Jeffery, Trombone).

Eternally Frozen consists of a series of canon-based compositions for brass ensemble, percussion, and synthesizer by Andrea Belfi. The canon is an ancient compositional technique in which an initial melody is imitated at a specified time interval by one or more parts, creating illusionary never-ending musical journeys.

The work is inspired by the evocative image of the Deprong Mori, a mythological bat with the alleged ability to fly through solid matter by bending atoms by its natural skill of audio echolocation. The myth suggests that one of these bats had been “eternally frozen” in a wall of solid lead in 1952 by a researcher of Rockefeller University, Donald R. Griffith. This story is exhibited in a display at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, an institution renowned for both speculative, fantastical reinforcement of mythology and playful and beguiling distortions of mysterious could-be truths.

Both the canon and the “frozen” Deprong Mori are man-made illusory simulations of eternity. Their attempt is to create mirages, where the insinuation of facts is more meaningful than reality.

Andrea Belfi presents “Eternally Frozen” – Record Release show feat.Zinc & Copper

9.3.2023 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Arkaoda | Karl-Marx Platz 16 in 12043 Berlin
Opening Dj Set Diane Barbè | Event @ Facebook | Tickets

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