The Beautiful Schizophrenic is the pseudonym of portugese sound designer Jorge Mantas, an artist who clearly has a bit of a fixation on Marcel Proust.
[audio:The Beautiful Schizophonic – Dreaming In The Proximity Of Mars.mp3] Sometimes the laptop is a vault of memories. It’s loaded with many sound fragments from our wireless imaginary past. You open it and you pick up by chance an old sound. And you just don’t know why. A melody, a voice or the gentle noise of your footsteps on a solitary ground, every sound is like an unknown spectre glittering from the bottom of the hard-disk.
A field recording of a dream. And yet, you feel like you’re listening to it for the very first time and its illusive flow provokes a deep emotional reaction on you. Suddenly everything makes sense; your auditory life comes alive in an unexpected way.
Nothing ever felt so intense. So close. You turn into this body of speed and sound. The time and space around you dissolves as you slowly start to build the piece from there. Adding new points of impact in each listener’s unique inner vision.
Creating this kind of happy accidents is what makes composition basically an improvisation process. And the wide screened new phantom song will grow beautifully in your ears.
The Beautiful Schizophonic | Bambilбny from 2009 album Erotikon
Some years from now, you will casually find this song in your laptop. You will listen to it again. For the first time. Triggering new thrills on you, becoming an everlasting new song. For now, it’s only a future nostalgia created to be forgotten until the right time comes.
The sentimental destiny in music or, in search for the acoustic truth of the heart. The Beautiful Schizophonic is romantic drone music for modern loners.
The Beautiful Schizophonic will perfom at the MADEIRADIG Festival 2010. To get an idea what goes on there and why it is so unique have a look at the last year Pictures & Comments, watch the documentary or visit the Website.
THE MADEIRADIG FESTIVAL 2010
03-06.12.2010 | Madeira Island / Portugal
with The Beautiful Schizophonic, Peter “PITA” Rehberg, Stephan Mathieu & Caro Mikalef, Janek Schaefer, Simon Whetham & Hugo Olim, Ben Frost, Richard Skelton, Peter Broderick, Max Tundra uvm.