Artist: Massimo Croce and tyynyliina
Title: Meister Eckhart Tribute
Keywords: experimental; soundscape; voice; ambient; electronic
01 - Meister Eckhart Tribute - 24:26(320 kbps)
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"Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (c. 1260-c. 1328) commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in Thuringia. Meister is German for "Master", referring to the academic title Magister in theologia he obtained in Paris. Coming into prominence during the decadent Avignon Papacy and a time of increased tensions between the Franciscans and Eckhart's Dominican Order of Preacher Friars, he was brought up on charges later in life before the local Franciscan-led Inquisition. Tried as a heretic by Pope John XXII, his "Defence" is famous for his reasoned arguments to all challenged articles of his writing and his refutation of heretical intent. He purportedly died before his verdict was received, although no record of his death or burial site has ever been discovered. Well known for his work with pious lay groups such as the Friends of God and succeeded by his more circumspect disciples of John Tauler and Henry Suso, he has gained a following in recent years. In his study of medieval humanism, Richard Southern includes him along with Saint Bede the Venerable and Saint Anselm as emblematic of the intellectual spirit of the Middle Ages".
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Soundscape: massimo croce
Born in 1985 in the north of Germany, did scandinavian and finnish studies in the extremely north of Germany, so she had to go to Berlin, because every artistic interaction is being scotched in the former towns, but here she bought a really cheap keyboard in january 2009. Tyynyliina possesses aswell several analogue cameras and currently writes her second narration.
Massimo Croce biography:
Massimo Croce was born in Ferrara, Italy 1966, has been living and working in Cairo since 2001. Inspired by the work of futurist musicians of the early 20th century such as Luigi Russolo, Croce celebrates "noise" as an additional element of "sound" that could be utilized in the creation of musical pieces. His music (almost a misnomer) involves the desynchronization of somewhat distorted sounds.
Describing his work pattern, Croce explains that he walks the streets of Cairo with a voice recorder, recording everyday sounds to which the average Egyptian on the street is oblivious. Callers at the bus station, street vendors, the familiar bustle on the Cairene streets, all draw a smile on his face while others may huff and puff about the annoying sound level. "Normally, noise is looked upon as something annoying. Yet, we have always been living with noise," Croce said. As a matter of fact, Russolo, his role model said the same thing almost a century ago.
Localization: In the winter Cairo Egypt, in the summer Ferrara Italy.