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17. Apr

Sebastian Mullaert releases new music video for ‘Moonwaker’

 

Moonwaker’s accompanying mixed media music video, created by visual artist Petra Hermanova, captures close-up and distorted shots of moss, bark and fungi. As the images pass, melting into one another and forming strange and beautiful landscapes, they complement the organic soundscapes that form and dissolve at the background.

The majesty of the natural world has always been integral to Sebastian Mullaert’s music. His approach to art is centered around meditating on nature’s primordial cycles and forces, things he has been fortunate to experience in abundance in his adopted village of Röstånga, in the south of Sweden. One particular spot provided the inspiration for Mullaert’s latest project and forthcoming album. Sitting atop a 50m ridge, Natthall is a small, rocky bluff with majestic views east over the Rönne river, fields, and acres of trees. It’s a place Mullaert returns to often; to meditate, to think, or just to stare serenely out over the changing landscape. It’s that spontaneous transformation in the natural world that forms the emotional core of Natthall, a project that’s so much more than a mere album or series of concerts.

These songs – this music – is alive, constantly morphing and evolving in a way that’s reflective of nature. Reflective of ourselves even. Things change, things grow, things die. Patterns, and the idea of subtle repetition, deeply inform Natthall’s second single, Moonwaker. The ceaseless and mysterious string arrangement darkens the mood while the soft electronic melody flutters lightly and improvisationally around it. Moonwaker slowly evolves from a minimal soundscape to a richly textured track, with superimposing layers of instruments and sounds. The result is both otherworldly and sublime, and a testament to how classical and electronic music can coexist harmoniously. A classically trained violinist, Mullaert broke through the house and techno scene in the mid-nineties winning international acclaim with his work as a producer and live performer. As a part of the Swedish alternative music scene, his career highlights include a Swedish Grammy - P3 Guild Awards (for his work under the Minilogue duo) in 2007 and a nomination for the same award in 2017 as a solo artist.

His reputation as one of the most forward thinking and inventive electronic artists of the 21st century was cemented when in 2018 he launched Circle of Live, a groundbreaking improvised live concept which brings together some of the most extraordinary, electronic live artists in free-flowing collaborative jam sessions throughout some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world. Back in 2017, with a desire to combine the two musical worlds that had given him so much, Mullaert scored and performed a collaborative concert with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, one of Europe’s best symphony orchestras. An immersive audio visual performance, it took place at the spectacular Tonhalle concert hall in Zurich as part of their tonhalleLATE series. Naturally, the event was a triumph, but Mullaert wanted to do more with the repertoire, and further push the boundaries of what might be possible on stage.

Moonwaker’s accompanying mixed media music video, created by visual artist Petra Hermanova, captures close-up and distorted shots of moss, bark and fungi. As the images pass, melting into one another and forming strange and beautiful landscapes, they complement the organic soundscapes that form and dissolve at the background. The majesty of the natural world has always been integral to Sebastian Mullaert’s music. His approach to art is centered around meditating on nature’s primordial cycles and forces, things he has been fortunate to experience in abundance in his adopted village of Röstånga, in the south of Sweden. One particular spot provided the inspiration for Mullaert’s latest project and forthcoming album. Sitting atop a 50m ridge, Natthall is a small, rocky bluff with majestic views east over the Rönne river, fields, and acres of trees. It’s a place Mullaert returns to often; to meditate, to think, or just to stare serenely out over the changing landscape. It’s that spontaneous transformation in the natural world that forms the emotional core of Natthall, a project that’s so much more than a mere album or series of concerts. These songs – this music – is alive, constantly morphing and evolving in a way that’s reflective of nature. Reflective of ourselves even. Things change, things grow, things die. Patterns, and the idea of subtle repetition, deeply inform Natthall’s second single, Moonwaker. The ceaseless and mysterious string arrangement darkens the mood while the soft electronic melody flutters lightly and improvisationally around it. Moonwaker slowly evolves from a minimal soundscape to a richly textured track, with superimposing layers of instruments and sounds. The result is both otherworldly and sublime, and a testament to how classical and electronic music can coexist harmoniously. A classically trained violinist, Mullaert broke through the house and techno scene in the mid-nineties winning international acclaim with his work as a producer and live performer. As a part of the Swedish alternative music scene, his career highlights include a Swedish Grammy - P3 Guild Awards (for his work under the Minilogue duo) in 2007 and a nomination for the same award in 2017 as a solo artist.

His reputation as one of the most forward thinking and inventive electronic artists of the 21st century was cemented when in 2018 he launched Circle of Live, a groundbreaking improvised live concept which brings together some of the most extraordinary, electronic live artists in free-flowing collaborative jam sessions throughout some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world. Back in 2017, with a desire to combine the two musical worlds that had given him so much, Mullaert scored and performed a collaborative concert with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, one of Europe’s best symphony orchestras. An immersive audio visual performance, it took place at the spectacular Tonhalle concert hall in Zurich as part of their tonhalleLATE series. Naturally, the event was a triumph, but Mullaert wanted to do more with the repertoire, and further push the boundaries of what might be possible on stage.