Gletschermusik (Glacier Music) uses the sounds and images of Central Asia’s melting glaciers as source material and inspiration.
Berlin’s Robert Lippok & Kyrgyz musician Askat Jetigen were invited to create an audio-visual performance and a series of concerts.
The project promotes the exchange between science and the arts, creating awareness of the human-induced deterioration of our pristine environment and was instigated by the Goethe-Institutes in Tashkent and Almaty.
This CD crowns the 12 month traveling festival through the countries of Central Asia in 2013 featuring multimedial concerts, promoting dialogue between artists, scientists, nationalities, genres and traditions.
The music Robert and Askat created together is magical and thematically relevant to the theme of melting glaciers, a fascinating blend of ancient Kyrgyz tradition and new musical ideas.
After the first concerts it was obvious that a recording must be made and released, and here we are: the Gletschermusik recordings, also featuring a track by pianist SooJin Anjou – the piano in dialogue with the sounds of Central Asia’s melting glaciers.