Jóhann Jóhannsson, ACME & Theatre Of Voices, Paul Hillier – Drone Mass

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Johann Johannsson’s “Drone Mass” is a deeply atmospheric work, described by the composer himself as a “contemporary oratorio.” It weaves together the evocative sounds of string quartet, ethereal vocals, and subtle electronics, creating a tapestry of sound that is both meditative and unsettling.

The piece draws inspiration from the enigmatic “Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians,” incorporating vocalise-style singing that adds to the spiritual quality of the music. Drones, as the title suggests, play a central role, acting as a foundation and anchor for the shifting soundscapes. These drones aren’t static, however, but evolve and shimmer throughout the composition, conjuring a range of emotions from contemplative serenity to unsettling tension.

“Drone Mass” is a journey through contrasting moods and textures. It begins with a stark yet beautiful soundscape of strings and voices, slowly integrating electronic elements as the work progresses. This gradual transformation reflects Jóhannsson’s fascination with the passage of time and the ever-changing nature of human experience.

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