LA BARCA complete edition

by Thomas Koner

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    Also included are the visuals of the Tokyo part – a full resolution video (300 MB) that offers the full audiovisual experience of La Barca. You can burn the .mpg file on DVD and enjoy your own installation at home! This is the same video that was part of the NAM JUNE PAIK AWARD 2012 exhibition at Art Museum Bochum. Enjoy!

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This digital edition offers for the first time the complete edition of the La Barca cycle. This release contains all tracks of the (sold out) La Barca CD (2009) plus the five bonus tracks of the (sold out) double LP (2010) PLUS five additional tracks that have never been released before due to space limitations.

For La Barca, I spent two years travelling and recording, and these compositions take the listener on a journey around the world. The delicate use of harmonies, silence, stillness and field recordings gives the music on La Barca a hallucinogenic effect and a Zen-like feeling of eternity.
The title La Barca refers to the solar barque, or sun boat, which passes through the realms of the underworld (Duat according to Egyptian mythology) each night to reappear in the east every morning.

With these pieces I am creating a sonic cartography of the places I visited.


IN A BARQUE SHE SAILS ACROSS THE HIGH LANDS OF THE PAST.

THE BARQUE HEADS SHIMMER AND GLOW AT STERN AND BOW,
AND THAT LIGHTS HER UNSEEABLE PASSAGE.

SHE CALLS TO THE SPIRITS OF THIS HOUR,
AND THAT IS HOW WE COME TO EVEN HEAR HER VOICE.

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released November 1, 2014

Photography by Thomas Köner

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Thomas Koner France

Thomas Köner's works are audiovisual meditations that explore our notion of time, memory and location. He invites audiences to enjoy impressions of depth, distance and disappearance, and to fathom the qualities of the space around our limits of perception. As a media artist, Thomas Köner is working across the spheres of composition, visual arts, installation and music production. ... more

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