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Old 02-26-2017, 05:28 AM
nachtmusick nachtmusick is offline
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Originally Posted by JoseB View Post
Screaming, terror and death in the face of fiery, incomprehensible annihilation. Expressed purely by means of a string soundscape.

Interestingly, the author intended this piece to be "just" an experiment in sound clusters and soundscapes, but later, when he actually heard it played by an ensamble, he was so overwhelmed by the emotional impact of what he had written that he gave it its current title.
So now I finally know what H.P. Lovecraft was imagining when he wrote "The Music of Erich Zann" in 1921:

It would be useless to describe the playing of Erich Zann on that dreadful night. It was more horrible than anything I had ever overheard, because I could now see the expression of his face, and could realize that this time the motive was stark fear. He was trying to make a noise; to ward something off or drown something out—what, I could not imagine, awesome though I felt it must be.