Hero Wouters - Death of Komarov (2006)
live avant-garde electronic raga
mp3 192 kbps
1. 4 Studies for Korg MS20 no. 1 (2006, 5.50)
2. All alone I stand on the road (2000, 7.44)
Based on a Russian folk-song.
3. Kritiek part 1 & 2 (1987, 9.04)
"Kritiek" can be translated as "critical" or as "criticism". When Komarov was launched in the Soyuz 1 in a vain Russian attempt to win the race to the moon, it was already known that the vehicle was suffering from "unsatisfactorily solved problems" including the solar-panels, the automatic landing guidance-system and, the fatal one, the opening of the parachutes. Komarov showed incredible courage by going up anyway- and went down cursing.
4 - 6. 4 Studies for Korg MS20 no 2 - 4 (2006, 4.51 - 4.36 - 4.11)
Four attempts to construct, as Hero calls it, "tunnels of sound, one of the ultimest goals one can reach for in music: the creation of hearing-depth!".
7. Burning Sims (2004, 9.40)
Digital creatures that do everything for us that we want them to do- like working, watching television, making love and turning into ashes. Make ideal kosmonauts.
8. VCS3 75/MS20 06 (1975/2006, 5.16)
Live electronics combined with parts of a recently rediscovered EMS VCS3-tape made by Hero in 1975.
9. Death of Komarov (2004, 7.08)
April 24, 1967. Includes a recording of the last words of Wladimir Komarov.
Recorded live march 2006 at Sassenheerdt / Nieuw Scheemda / Groningen
using the Cosmic Frequency Music 435-tuning-system of Ardjunity (www.ardjunity.com) and the following synths:
Casio CZ 101, Casio SA 5, EMS VCS3, Korg MS20, Roland JX-3P, Roland KR 570 & Yamaha TG55.
Dedicated to the first man to die on a space-mission.