Stabat Mater is a 20 movement cycle of audio/visual ecstatic visions, and is being released as a purely musical work on cassette tape and as an interactive audio/visual web based experience. Stabat Mater is heavily inspired by the visions of female Christian mystics Hildegard von Bingen and Teresa of Ávila. The lyrics for Stabat Mater include adaptations of writings from these mystics fused together with text taken from surrealist poet Aase Berg's With Deer and Dark Matter (both translated by Johannes Göranssonand published by Black Ocean).
The images and videos on this page showcase the album art which was rendered in realtime in Blender 2.8. The album art features features a full body scan that I created in my apartment with 4 DSLRs. To read more about the A/V component of the work see ARIADNE - Grief Divine or the Stabat Mater website.
“Stabat Mater is among the most challenging releases you have heard this year. And it's magnificent..” – EXCLAIM!
“20 of the Most Innovative Musicians Working Today” – Paste Magazine (January 2018)
“Best of 2017 - Viking’s Choice: The Year in Cathartic Screams and Meditative Drones” – NPR – All Songs Considered
“…an unlikely but surprisingly effective collision of forms, its 20 tracks drawing together choral music, electronic processing, harsh noise textures, and generative audiovisual techniques.” – The Wire Magazine (January 2018)
“Hypnotizing, enticing, alluring, yet frightening, it’s a synthetic hand offering to let you in. Take it.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“…a bizarrely evocative balance of classicism and experimental electronics.” – Sputnik Music