Marc Behrens Queendom Maybe Rise
Maybe Rise opens up a concrete sound space of two contradicting elements, firstly a harmonious but nondescript utopian location, secondly a highly symbolic and hyperrealist place of human action, derived from material recorded in the coastal rainforest, table lands and outback of Tropical North Queensland, Australia, in July 2011. The piece was commissioned by Radio Sonores, composed in Spring 2012 while constantly traveling and premiered on May 2, 2012, during the Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture events. Stereo mixdown June 2012. Acknowledgements: Nat Bates, Nigel Bram, Lawrence English, Klaus Krischok (Goethe-Institut Australien), Richard Miller, Katrina Mills, Nicholas Mills, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Filipe Silva.
Queendom was recorded and produced for the inauguration ceremony of a consulate for the Kingdoms of Elgaland~Vargaland in the town of Karben, Germany, on April 11, 2009. The piece features the mighty Yôko Higashi (hamaYôko) on vocals that hint to a knowledge of supernatural forces. All the sounds were generated from Yôko’s voice. Stereo mixdown June 2012. Acknowledgements: KMW Michael I, KMW Leif I, Felicia Herrschaft, Philipp Leonhardi – et naturellement Yôko.