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The Tale Of The Ruetschi Foundry


The Tale Of The Ruetschi Foundry

Label: Antifrost

Genre: Electronica / Ambient / Experimental


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ILIOS’s published body of works has often been associated with compositions based on sound environments that involve mainly human or machine activity. From the praised “Kenrimomo” released on PAN and based on the Japanese Pachinko game lounges, to “L’Hydre de Lerne” (Entr’Acte) based on construction sites,

“Hysechasterion” (Antifrost) out of the monasteries in Mount Athos, “Teleregaraj Hundoj” (Musikzimmer) based on Radio controlled cars and the long list goes on.

In 2013 ILIOS was invited to explore one of the longest continuously running bell foundries in the world: the Rüetschi foundry in Aarau, Switzerland producing for the past 655 years (est.1367).

During the stay, hours of machines and human labour to build a bell were recorded. Shelved for a few years, the compositions had grown an own soul. Consequently, additional elements recorded in Manila, Philippines and Delphi, Greece were added to better narrate the so called: The Tale of the Rüetschi foundry

All sounds by ILIOS. Based on field recordings made at the Rüetschi bell foundry, Aarau, Switzerland, April 2013.

Additional sounds recorded in Manila, Philippines, August 2023 and Delphi, Greece November 2023. Voice on A2, B3: Marianne Kjærsund Engineered and produced in Greece, 2013 - 2023

Hosting, Aarau logistics and photography: Rachel Buehlmann.