The Sounds of Phase Transition in Water #MusicMonday


On Saturn’s moon of Titan there are lakes of liquid methane. That sounds very strange. But imagine trying to explain to a Tiantite lounging on a methane beach that on our home planet of Earth we have oceans of a liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen composite. That composite is lighter as a solid than a liquid, expands when it’s cold, is harsh enough to dissolve most molecules, and also comprises most of the mass in our bodies. Water is strange. And water is life. And water has a lot of phase transitions which are the subject of this lovely mix by Robert Lippok:

I am very happy about the collaboration with Iranian internet radio Beshknow. I got to know them because they played a number of releases that were put out on raster media, including my last LP, Applied Autonomy. I asked them if they would be interested in broadcasting a mix of nature, water and glaciers as reference points. And I also asked if there are glaciers in Iran and if it would be possible to get sound from them. I am overjoyed that the members of Beshknow Radio took on the adventure of a five-hour journey to Kholeno Mountain despite the tense pandemic situation in Iran. The photos they sent me illustrate the dramatic situation of the local glaciers. I am also very grateful that an artist I admire very much, Teho Teardo, has contributed an exclusive piece to the mix. While searching for suitable pieces, I came across an unreleased piece in my archives that my former band to rococo red composed for the exhibition New Ocean by American artist Doug Aitken at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Three pieces of the mix are of course from the book / CD release Glacier Music II, a collaboration of the Goethe Institute Georgia and the label Establishment.

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