Rob Mazurek: Modular Synthesizer, Computer
In Spring of 2017, Experimental Sound Studio (ess.org) presented Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV, a four-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic sound installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory Chicago. The installation was in conjunction with Mazurek's solo exhibition "The Shaping Light" at ESS's Audible Gallery curated by Lou Mallozzi.
"What you hear in the Fern Room is Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV by composer, musician, and visual artist, Rob Mazurek. The sounds in this composition were generated by electric eels at the National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil. Mazurek recorded them between 2000 and 2008, and has since used them in several music compositions, recordings, and installations. In this iteration of the work, he combines them with analog/digital synthesis to create an undulating and radiant sonic texture. By placing the sounds in loudspeakers overhead, our typical relationship to the eels is reversed: they are above us, not underwater, and we can imagine ourselves submerged."
by Lou Mallozzi
Sound source of eletric eels were recorded by Rob Mazurek at the National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil.
Psychotrophic Electric Eel Dream IV A and B were constructed at M.E.S (Marfa Experimental Studio), Marfa, Texas in 2017.
Mastered by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL.