In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni (We turn round in the night and, behold, we are consumed by fire) is the new solo guitar work by the Italian composer and musician Stefano Pilia. It is out on May 15th via Milan based label Die Schachtel. It features Rodrigo D’Erasmo (Gangs of New York, Afterhours) on violin and David Grubbs (Codeine, Gastr del Sol, The Red Krayola) on piano. “Caduta” is the first excerpt which shows the solemn vibes of the sound and the rough and tense textures. Listen below.
As the press release reports, it is based on symmetrical harmonic, melodic and narrative properties. Through a wise, peculiar and abstracted use of guitar instrumentation, the sound surface of the compositions reaches deeper electroacoustic-symphonic dimensions, echoing minimalist works, ambient music and indeterminate contemporary forms.