Aludel of the Dawn Albedo
Video created and performed by NoiseFold - David Stout and Cory Metcalf
Music Composed and Performed by Trio KAZE and NoiseFold
The Aludel of the Dawn Albedo is the third movement from the Autopoietic Theatre, an interdisciplinary collaboration that pairs NoiseFold (USA) with the acoustic instrumental ensemble, Trio KAZE (NL/DE), an acclaimed group of musicians adept in medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary idioms. The project takes the form of an instrumental song cycle illuminating a series of relational dialogues between diverse technologies, artistic mediums and historical epochs. This visual-music hybrid combines theatrical staging, electronic music and interactive visualization technology with contemporary and historic instrumental techniques drawn from the 15th through 21st centuries. With a focus on the poetic proto-science of Alchemy, the music evokes a soundscape of elemental power wedded to a fluid abstract visual vocabulary emulating chthonic undercurrents, natural transformative processes, apocalyptical visions and revelations. The title, Aludel of the Dawn Albedo, is a poetic reference to the first appearance of dawn’s light inside of an ovular vessel typically used by alchemists in the sublimation (transformational) process. This video was performed and captured live in realtime without edits or overdubs of any kind.