dedicated to Jason Heath
Instrumentation: Synthesizer (Yamaha Motif8)
Duration: 49 minutes
Chanson-Tombeaux sans paroles pour Athanasius Kircher is a collection of tomb music for the mystical scientist Athanasius Kircher, which in its tuning uses an Indian Shruti, and each part of which is named after a text which Kircher published during his lifetime. These texts flow almost always chronologically, and feature very sparse motivic content, which as they are repeated over time, transform into new forms, re-creating their setting.