Friday, 8 May 2015

Art of the Cover - Delia Gonzalez's "In Remembrance" (2015)

A work nearly five years in its evolution, In Remembrance is Delia Gonzalez‘s first major project since she ended her collaboration with Gavin Russom to focus on her fine art career.

In Remembrance is a multimedia project by acclaimed contemporary artist Delia Gonzalez. Delia transplanted from Miami to New York City in the mid-1990s, working in various dance and guerilla theatre troupes. It was around this time that she met synth wizard Gavin Russom, beginning a series of multi-disciplinary collaborations, one of the most notable being their album of cosmic acid-house “The Days of Mars”, released by DFA in 2005.

Beginning as a set of 16mm films of ballet dancers accompanied by solo piano compositions, Gonzalez found inspiration for the piece in inspiration itself: In Remembrance celebrates the creative spark and clarity that make art possible in its hypnotic music and visuals.

Her four piano pieces were influenced by spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff, who theorized that “to play scales is to become more in tune with your inner self.” While there’s nothing quite as rudimentary as do-re-mi here, Gonzalez uses simple, often flowing motifs in sophisticated ways that feel like she’s channeling something pure.

A special Limited Edition , double-LP + DVD, Purple Vinyl version of In Remembrance is also available -- click link on LHS.


1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. Remix I
6. Remix II
7. Remix III
8. Remix IV

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