castello © gross 2IMG_0850Angélica Castelló

sonic blue. 7 NOTES

1- The Sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. (Jules Verne)

On each visit, the marine biologist, a close friend of the family, tells of his research and adventures. The child is fascinated by these exciting stories and forgets the world. There is no doubt; she also wants to be a marine biologist and dive into the vast realm of unknown beings, monsters and legends.

2- There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. (Herman Melville)

The static noise from the radio – like the waves crashing on the Pacific shore or the sounds in Caribbean sea shells. She can hear and smell the sea.

3- The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. (Jacques-Yves Cousteau)

Marine biology took the backseat to music for a long time …

4- The Sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choic eless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Her fascination and enthusiasm for the sea has always stayed with her. It nourishes her artistic practice and creativity. Solo works such as the CD Bestiario (mosz 024) and the cassette Silvertone e il sentimento oceanico (monotype mc 002) or the composition “principio sin título” for the Haydn Piano Trio, among others, are deep immersions in the theme of the ocean, the depths of the sea and its marine life.

5- Till my soul is full of longing

For the secret of the sea,

And the heart of the great ocean

Sends a thrilling pulse through me.

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The subgreatbass Paetzold recorder can produce very diverse noise sounds t that are naturally similar to both the sounds of the sea and those of the radio. sonic blue brings together, layers and links the underwater recordings Heike Vester made north of the Arctic Circle and Castello’s instrumental sounds, playbacks, electronics, and the sounds of old radios.

6- Sometimes she wishes, fish or marine mammals could scream. And so loud that it could also be heard on land. Maybe then people would take better care of the sensitive marine environment and its many inhabitants.(Annette Clauß writes in the Stuttgarter Zeitung about Heike Vester)

Encounter with the marine biologist Heike Vester: first through her CD Marine Mammals and Fish of Lofoten and Vesterålen (Gruen 066), then in person, later her work and position as an activist, her passion, the place where she lives, and the Lofoten Islands.

7- sonic blue is a piece in seven chapters about the sea, about its sounds, about desire and passion, about what it gives us and what we give to it …

The sea is the last free place on earth (Ernest Hemingway) and should remain so …


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