Marbled Chant

Han Litz & The Lucid Voyages

  • 1. Marbled Chant

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Marbled Chant is the debut single of Dutch audiovisual collective Han Litz & The Lucid Voyages. This electroacoustic audiovisual composition is based on improvisations between sound artist/composer Olivier Schreuder (NL), flutist/composer Han Litz (NL) and visual artist/percussionist Angkanang Pimwankum (Thai). Based around fieldrecordings made in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam it is performed on a custommade electronic soundsystem consisting of software effects and a modular synthesizer, the Vietnamese ‘đàn bầu’ monochord, and flute.

Han Litz & Olivier Schreuder found each other again, after their initial collaboration in a John Coltrane tribute with the Kindred Spirits Ensemble, in their wish to create spiritual animistic music inspired by nature. The modulair synthesizer of Olivier Schreuder is designed around physical modelling, a type of synthesis that allows electronic sound generation based on the physical qualities of acoustic instruments. Intertwined with his fieldrecordings of natural environments which he recorded in a.o. Thailand, Vietnam and Burma (Myanmar) this turns out to form a harmonious mix with the acoustic flute sounds of jazzvirtuoso Han Litz.
The musical result is a timeless collection modal compositions without borders, in which the listener is invited to embark on an intergalactic journey, from our own planet to the unknown landscapes of new imaginary celestial objects.

  • Released on September 7, 2023
  • Olivier Schreuder: electronics, đàn bầu, composition, production, mastering
  • Han Litz: flute, composition, production
  • Main Studio: graphic design