The outcome of a highly successful online Gregorian chant remix competition sponsored by Indaba Music, Devices & Desires puts a modern spin on the Medieval. Newly expanded for 2013, this experimental 11-song digital-only release features groundbreaking remixes of ‘Victimae paschali laudes’, ‘Gaudeamus in omnes Domino’, and ‘Beati mundo corde’, three of plainchant’s most celebrated melodies.
From the pointillistic explorations of David Minnick to the halo of Eileen Carpio’s vocal harmonies, the remixes chart new creative ground. And when paired with the original chants—recorded exclusively for this collection by New York Polyphony—they combine to create a fascinating juxtaposition of ancient and modern music.
For more information on Devices & Desires and to go behind-the-scenes with the remix creators, follow this link.