Maya Beiser delugEON
Recorded during a period of 7 days in Hudson Hall, New York, delugEON breaks away from the sterile studio environment, utilizing numerous sets of microphones situated in various positions throughout the space. The concept for delugEON began with arctic icebergs and the dark rhythms created by the sound of their near-continuous melting. As Maya listened to these sounds, she imagined the layers of her cello being permeated by the sounds of a vanishing natural world. delugEON is music that is elegiac but not hopeless. The heart of the album is in fact the heart itself: Maya’s actual heartbeat, recorded as a pulsating drumbeat to the music of Beethoven.