is paying tribute to science-fictional aesthetics, imagery, and futuristic approach. Opening new doors of perception sequencing color, forms and range, disrupting timbre and images, de-uniting the principles of horizontality (harmonic) and those of verticality (vision), modulating a "perpetual timbric movement" always in mutation, a sound-image of both substance and shadow, a voyage into a new dimension…
Space and the unknown. Science… Fiction… Science-Friction?!
An exploration of inner spaces, cinematic dreams and « Forbidden planets »..
« I wanted snippets to be chosen from sci-fi movies that I love, vintage and shot in the golden age of Space Age Pop when an alien future seemed possible. A backward-looking vision but one that would be crossed with geometric shapes and a very contemporary design and video techniques of today, simulating the use of electronic musical visualizers. Sound-designed on an analog Buchla 200 system but for an innovative treatment in the search for new timbres, tessitura, crossings.
Looking back while thinking forward since as a composer I think I am totally retro-futuristic. »
Philippe Petit / January 2021