After the solo album 'PATHS OF THE ERRANT GAZE' inÂ 2016Â Reinier van Houdt returns to Hallow Ground with IGITUR CARBON COPIES - an album based on the unfinished gothic tale IGITUR â€“ a collection of texts that eventually was abandoned by its author StÃ©phane MallarmÃ© inÂ 1869.
Connecting with MallarmÃ©'s obsessions about chance and destiny, IGITUR CARBON COPIES is the fragmentation of all the roots that ran under its predecessor PATHS OF THE ERRANT GAZE and brings these to a provisional close: guided by David Tibet's voice reading the reworkedÂ text we descend through spheres of deserted anthems, disembodied voices, morse signals, crank calls, corroded tapes, radio statics, stones, while doing counting games.
Here the acoustical spaces are manifold, blended or shifted in a heartbeat, where far andÂ near, up and down are relative, where Riemann's god is pointless and angels are enjoying their space. Here perception is a vice that constantly hallucinates realities.
Reinier van Houdt started experimenting with taperecorders, radio's and objects at a youngÂ age. Later he studied piano at the Liszt-Academy in Budapest & the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
He developed a fascination for all matters that defy notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment - points beyond composition, interpretationÂ and improvisation.
He has built himself an unusual repertoire that consistently resulted from personal quests; from composing with non-musical sources, from collaborations with composersÂ and musicians, from research in archives or from unorthodox studies ofÂ classical music.
He collaborated with artists like Francisco LÃ³pez, Maria de Alvear, Robert Ashley, Luc Ferrari, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Curran, John Cage, Christian Marclay, Walter Marchetti, Charlemagne Palestine and joined the legendary outsider-collective Current 93 inÂ 2012.
2. An Empty Set
3. Midnight Rorschach
4. Leaving The Room
6. Riemann Angels
8. The Numbers
9. Tomb Ectoplasm
Music: Reinier van Houdt
Text: StÃ©phane MallarmÃ©/Reinier van Houdt
Voice: David Tibet
Cover art: Ruth Stofer
Release Date: 16/11/2018