david shea

Satyricon

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This record by David Shea is the fourth (of seven)
made for Sub Rosa. Published in 1997.

Satyricon is a recorded work for ensemble, sampler and synthesizers based on the infamous novel "Satyricon", written by the ancient Roman writer Petronius (~27-66 A.D.). The novel is a description of the crazy, decadent, beautiful and corrupt life at the roman court of which Petronius was an avid member. Satyricon is seen as Shea's masterpice (together with Tower of Mirrors).

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Like past Shea releases, his 1997 Sub Rosa release Satyricon takes its creative impetus from literature (this time from ancient Roman author Petronius' work of the same name). Unlike past Shea releases, however, there are next to no samples in this nearly hour-long work, Shea instead assembling the remote contributions of nearly two dozen musicians (Sim Cain, Anthony Coleman, Zeena Parkins, Sebastian Steinberg, Fabio Accurso, and Erik Friedlander, among others) into abstract instrumental ambient and electro-acoustic pieces incorporating the sparse tropics of techno and jungle as often as Western classical and Eastern traditional musics. Since Shea mostly limits his source material to discrete performances, Satyricon is a far more minimal affair compared with earlier releases such as Tower of Mirrors or Hsi-Yu Chi, but since those works tended at times toward the over-dense, the imposition is advantageous, resulting in an overall more approachable album.
by Sean Cooper / All Music Guide.

FEATURES

DAVID SHEA
ANTHONY COLEMAN
ZEENA PARKINS
SIMEON CAIN
SEBASTIAN STEINBERG
JIM PUGLIESE
TIZIANA KUTIC
ERIK FRIEDLANDER
MARTINA BERTONI
ELISA D'AGOSTINO
LUCIA CLONFERO
GIULIO VENIER

TRACK LISTING CD - 15 TRACKS

01 Opening 2:50
02 *Q 5:34
03 Psyche 7:58
04 Eros 4:26
05 Wheel 3:21
06 Giton's Theme 3:21
07 Eumolpus 1:43
08 Circe 2:39
09 Ars Nova II 5:03
10 Aphrodesia 2:25
11. Trimalchio 7:45
12 Cave Canern 1:07
13 The Wife Of Epheseus 3:25
14 The Dream 2:04
15 The Waves 4:36