INA GRM presents a new record as part of the GRM Portraits series, including a recording of Re-Imagine Europe commission “Teum (the Silvery Slit)” by Okkyung Lee. The release also includes a sound piece “Statistique Synthétique” by Hecker.
Teum (the Silvery Slit) is, as the title suggests, an overture, an opening to the game of multiplications, fragmentations, duplications. But it is also the opening understood as the void that blossoms between two borders, a break from which escapes a double tension, both the pulling force of these two edges which move apart and the opposite force of reconciliation, of compression. Okkyung Lee invites us to a truly telluric moment, a rare moment of expression where tectonic movements and shear stresses become music. If the earthquakes were, as we thought in the 18th century, due to underground thunderstorms, there is no doubt that this piece of music, both celestial and continental, could have been their audible manifestation.
Performed, recorded and composed by Okkyung Lee (ASCAP)
Mixed by Lasse Marhaug
Mastered by Guuseppe Ielasi
Photo by Lasse Marhaug
Cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle, Berlin, September 2020
Sleeve design by Stephen O’Malley
Released in association with Editions Mego.
Coordination GRM: François Bonnet, Jules Négrier
Executive Production: Peter Rehberg
Photo INA GRM