eRikm’s Transfall is a document of profound gesture. A collection of works that resolve his recent explorations into music and sound for performance, dance and theatre.
For almost two decades, eRikm has been a major force in contemporary musique concréte. He is a compelling improviser and forthright composer whose work taps into the central linage of sound-object oriented composition emanating from France. Developing a highly personal performance and compositional language, eRikm’s reputation and position within the emergent generation of concréte composers had led to numerous collaborations with icons such as Luc Ferrari (Room40 issued Les Protorythmiques in 2007).
Transfall is an archive of six works linked through new developments in eRikm’s compositional philosophies.
He notes: “The time spent on the composition of some of these pieces gave me the possibility to ‘break out’, that is to get out of my usual processes of ‘degeneration/generation’ of a body or of a multiplicity of ‘pre-existing sound objects’. Thus my gesture shifted, I have looked for and recorded my own sound materials.”
When heard collectively, these compositions take on a presence much more than the sum of their parts. They collect unconventional approaches from an artist whose compositional methodologies are already deeply rooted in experimental traditions. The resulting pieces, and the album as a whole, represent one of eRikm’s most personal and resolved works to date. A vision of future explorations mounted within a frame of the artists’ previous sonic understandings.