Among biologists, the term "Xylobiont" means "living with / by / through wood" and hints at the organic qualities of this music, which is neither strict composition nor free improvisation. In part, it builds upon Eckhardt's personal instrumental technique, which is informed by his frequent encounters with the music of Feldman, Ligeti or Xenakis as well as by his long lasting practice of improvisation. His approach is not an end in itself: he developed organic systems, whose focused observation, careful influencing and sensuous development form the substance of his contemplative music.
A new piece for contrabass and speakers, played on the Open Sound series at Third Life Studio in Somerville, MA on 02/20/2010. Outside of the picture are two trash-picked speakers playing trumpet loops.
Music title: MARIO BASANOV & VIDIS feat JAZZU - I'll be gone
Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
VFX / Design company: KORB
Producers: Martynas Mickenas, Arunas Matacius
Production Company: RGB
Inspired by SOBIESKI
Year of completion: 2008