D//E Premiere: Matija Strniša: Kraftwerk

Berlin-based modern composer Matija Strniša reveals new piece, Kraftwerk, an ambient composition taken from his forthcoming side project inspired by Nikola Tesla and his visionary experiment, Wardenclyffe Tower. That is also the title of Strniša's entire full length which comes out on September 3rd, 2021.

The track whose title translates to "power station" in English, is an atmospheric cut off a very intriguing project themed on Tesla's vision for a universal wireless system for communication, something that envisioned modern technology's future direction.

Strniša comments: "In the track Kraftwerk, there is a mixture of a wide, washed out but vibrant textures as the electronics create direct and distorted lines in contrast and to the high frequency clarinet melody on top, which brings a sense of intimacy into the wider span of distant textures."

Both venturous and familiar the track stimulates while it comes across as an easily cohesive three-minute piece.

A striking foresighted excerpt off Nikola Tesla's The Future of the Wireless Art (Wireless Telegraphy & Telephony, 1908, pp. 67-71) mentions: "An inexpensive instrument, not bigger than a watch, will enable its bearer to hear anywhere, on sea or land, music or song, the speech of a political leader, the address of an eminent man of science, or the sermon of an eloquent clergyman, delivered in some other place, however distant. In the same manner any picture, character, drawing or print can be transferred from one to another place. Millions of such instruments can be operated from but one plant of this kind."




Artist photo by Lotte Thor

Cover art by Ana María Ángel


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