Transmutation – the conversion of one element into another – is the overarching principle for this release in which four contemporary artists transform iconic historical texts into sound; through breath and bells, field recordings and strings to the repeating cycles of pure sine waves. The texts themselves deal with themes ranging from the elevation, or divination of the human soul, to the conversion of electrical currents into cryptocurrency. Together they loosely trace their common denominator – Alchemy – throughout a Western history of ideas.
MAL011; Lisa Holmqvist / Hermes Trismegistus
MAL012; Martin Herterich / August Nordenskiöld
MAL013; Erik Enocksson / Carl Gustav Jung
MAL014; Maria W Horn / Satoshi Nakamoto