SPACEPORT

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here you can lysn to the sound of LYSN‘s journey to Jupiter on 28 November 2015

a journey within the 2015 DARK ECOLOGY journey which departed from MURMANSK SPACEPORT

recordings documenting this voyage have been transmitted to the Jupiter Lounge where Hilary Jeffery is working on them slowly

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015

ЛИСН plays Мурманский Космодром

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Ekaterina Efremova – vocals, guitar, electronics
Andrey Gaiduk aka 23:59 – computer
Hilary Jeffery – trombone, computer, composition, sound design, conductor
Svetlana Matveeva – vocals, keyboard, electronics
Timur Mizinov – guitar, trumpet, althorn, electronics
Anna Rotar – trombone
Maria Rusinovskaya – production, logistics, co-curator and facilitator
Victor Skorbenko – vocals, guitar, electronics, conductor
Kristin Alsos Strand – cello
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Anton Shamshin – sound technician
Igor Trofimov – sound and video technician, electrician
Ivan Dubovsky – hospitality, stage building, logistics
Roman Vasin – hospitality, stage building, logistics
Pavel Polyakov – graffiti artist, designer of the Murmansk Spaceport banner
Sergey Golubev – light technician

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Alexandra Nevskogo Street 93
MURMANSK
RUSSIA

Project commissioned by Dark Ecology – Sonic Acts & Hilde Methi

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MURMANSK SPACEPORT – departure

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Мурманский Космодром – отправление

GOODBYE GRAVITY
Lysn ensemble, conducted by Victor Skorbenko

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[AUDIO] Прощай Гравитация

IN THE STARS
featured musician: Svetlana Matveeva

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[AUDIO] Меж Звезд

NORTHERN DARK
featured musician: Kristin Alsos Strand

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[AUDIO] Северная Темнота

JUPITER TUNING

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Юпитер Настраивается

I FLOAT

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Парю

TENDERNESS

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Нежность

I GIVE COORDINATES

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Сообщаю Координаты

JUPITER GROOVE

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Юпитер Грув

MURMANSK SPACEPORT – arrival

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Мурманский Космодром – прибытие

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During November 2015 local musicians from Murmansk and Bodø worked together with Hilary Jeffery in a new formation of LYSN to play at “Murmansk Spaceport”, from where they travelled to Jupiter.

A port is a place of departure and arrival, of temporary transactions and unstable conditions. Murmansk Spaceport was such an environment – designed for exploring unknown territories.

During their time there the LYSN musicians were encouraged to travel imaginatively into areas which they did not know, to explore dark territories of which they had little or no prior experience. For Hilary this meant to explore the atmosphere and mood of Murmansk in November, which for him was an unusually dark environment. Additionally he attempted to enter into the sound of Russian, a language which was unknown and new for him.

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In a similar way each musician was asked to explore areas of which they were non-expert, to literally enter the dark of what was previously unknown. New channels were opened during the rehearsal process and everything was prepared for a public journey on Saturday 28 November, departing from and arriving back at Мурманский Космодром. Through this work we opened gates to new territories.

Lysn is conceived as an ever-changing ensemble which plays music for the ‘inner-space age’ – an era in which people are increasingly and inevitably turning inwards. During the creation of Murmansk Spaceport each participant experienced various stages of opening into their own unique inner-spaces and this led to a special atmosphere which allowed the audience who attended to do likewise.

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Following his direction of the Experimental Ensemble for the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb, Murmansk Spaceport was the second time that Hilary composed for and directed a new ensemble in 2015.

In 2008 Hilary devised an environment for a three hour long event with LYSN in Katendrecht – the old innercity harbour district of Rotterdam. The dark and abandoned atmosphere of this location at that time lent itself very well to the temporary establishment of a new kind of harbour environment, a “spaceport” designed to encourage introspection. “Katendrecht Spacepoort” was produced by the “polymorhpic production platform” De Player in Rotterdam, and is documented in the publication “COM.POST #3”.

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below you can lysn to the complete “Katendrecht Spacepoort” composition (5 parts)

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KATENDRECHT SPACEPORT

performed by LYSN

Hilary Jeffery – trombone and tromboscillator
Chris Long – accordion and electronics
Anne Wellmer – analogue electronics and harmonium

recorded live at DE PLAYER Rotterdam on 22 March 2008 by Johan de Koeyer
edited + mixed + arranged by Hilary Jeffery at the HILCAVE Amsterdam, July – September 2008

[AUDIO] part 1: departure

[AUDIO] part 2: suspension

[AUDIO] part 3: vortex

[AUDIO] part 4: floatation

[AUDIO] part 5: arrival