Stabat Mater

by ARIADNE

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1.
02:58
wounds split open through the cracks of my skin hands anointed and fingers curl my head is immersed in pools of white foam I am bathed in liquid it pours itself throughout it pours itself throughout my limbs I search inward, washed clean in milk it will come through my eyes from the other side
2.
body cast in milk come into you soft as sleep I am bathed in liquid put my fist through my mouth and pull the roots out of the ground my eyes filled fast with milk I weep from this place I weep from my throat and swim alongside this tide body cast in milk I shall come through your eyes
3.
03:33
my feeble heart my feeble heart beats through this enclosed shell exploding waves break I drag myself a slit begins to dissolve through these heavy waters thrusting my body across netted fibers and pounding veins
4.
00:50
gasping for oxygen an entire lung full of salty air throbbing fiercely throbbing
5.
I swell with fatigue burning sphere pressing me down I swell with fatigue burning sphere pressing me down
6.
I have cried out tearfully to you her face appears as if it is pure water she touches me I am covered with fragile veils glowing like a thousand eggs I flow forth I flow forth from this froth-filled watercourse
7.
01:56
I wake in the middle of the night from feverish waves silent clusters form dew collects on my eyelids this night fever lowers through me breathes against my chest my fingers search the bottom of the lake for the water lily’s black vein to find to find my nourishment
8.
in the distance the wind is slowly dying the night of nights is coming but still my fetus flower rests untouched and still my fingers search the bottom a wreath of water encircles my torso here glowing petals stick to the thin branch there is a scab on me this water runs slow and sweet glowing through my milk skin I will bend backward through the pain sink back through the bottom I puke, it runs slowly out of my slack mouth I sink downwards through this sweet meat
9.
01:23
I weep from my throat and swim alongside this tide my feeble heart beats through this enclosed shell exploding waves break I drag myself exploding waves break
10.
I drag myself a slit begins to dissolve through these heavy waters thrusting my body across netted fibers and pounding veins gasping for oxygen an entire lung full of salty air throbbing throbbing fiercely I swell with fatigue burning sphere pressing me down bending the burning sphere that encircles me I have cried out tearfully to you her face appears as if it pure water she touches me covered skin with fragile veils glowing like a thousand eggs I flow forth I flow forth from this froth-filled from this froth-filled watercourse
11.
wounds split open between the cracks of my skin
12.
13.
a wreath of reflective water encircles my torso bright light white as snow
14.
02:42
trembling trembling foliage encircles my chest glowing petals stick to the thin branch there is a scab there is a scab on me I will bend backwards through the bottom of light I puke calmly it runs slowly out of my mouth without moving without moving a single nerve
15.
02:19
16.
04:45
I wake I wake in the middle of the night from feverish waves silent silent clusters form dew collects on my eyelids this night fever lowers through me breathes against my chest my fingers search the bottom of the lake to find to find my nourishment in the distance the wind is slowly dying I am coming I search for this vein a wreath of reflective water droplets encircle my torso bright light white as snow transparent as crystal from my throat down to my breasts I glow with scales mirrors of scales in a row
17.
with fingers I have sought you maneuver the body across a wide and deep lake I can hear the waves break I can hear my heart scream I will go across I will go across the deep, deep lake
18.
02:27
this night fever lowers through me breathes against my chest my fingers search the bottom of the lake but still, but still I search to find my nourishment
19.
with fingers with fingers I have sought you I will go across through the mouth like the mouth of a well sharp branches beat thorns against my skin I utter several moans
20.

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Stabat Mater is a 20 movement cycle of audio/visual ecstatic visions from experimental sacred audio/visual duo ARIADNE. The cycle is being released as a purely musical work on cassette tape and as an interactive audio/visual web based experience. Stabat Mater is heavily inspired by the visions of female Christian mystics Hildegard von Bingen and Teresa of Ávila. The lyrics for Stabat Mater include adaptations of writings from these mystics fused together with text taken from surrealist poet Aase Berg’s With Deer and Dark Matter (both translated by Johannes Göransson and published by Black Ocean).

DIGITAL / WEBGL
The audio/visual version of the album is implemented as a web based 3D interactive experience, wherein each of the 20 visions are depicted as an integrated audio/visual experience. The visuals are generative and use real-time audio analysis, physics simulation and user input to determine the animation so that each experience is unique.

- Experience the first interactive / webGL single “grief divine” here: www.ariadnedigital.net/releases/stabat-mater/webgl/experience.html

PHYSICAL CASSETTE
In contrast to the interactive digital sanctuary, the cassette version serves as a physical relic for these visions and represents another path to experiencing the audio material. The dualistic nature of ARIADNE is fully realized by the balancing of digital creation with analog reproduction, professionally duplicated onto hi-fi Chrome+ tape stock. The format was also chosen for its encouragement of uninterrupted listening sessions, with movements transitioning seamlessly into one another and purposefully shedding the burden of listener interaction. The physical version is being released in “light” and “dark” editions with inverted cover art, case and cassette colors for each, with both featuring multi-panel artwork and full lyrical transcripts.

- Purchase cassette here: aurisapothecary.org/shop/ariadne-stabat-mater/

Released by Auris Apothecary

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released October 27, 2017

Music & Art by ARIADNE
Produced by ARIADNE
Layout by Dante Augustus Scarlatti

Auris Apothecary MMXVII
PO Box 128 Bloomington, IN
United States of America
AURISAPOTHECARY.ORG
AAX-156 | EDITION OF 200

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ARIADNE Brooklyn, New York

Ariadne is an A/V experimental sacred music duo comprised of Christine Papania (voice, electronics) and Benjamin Forest (electronics). With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, Ariadne flawlessly bridge the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances. ... more

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