April 28, 2022
A spiritual synthesizer session recorded in a castle.
French composer and sound designer Hélène Vogelsinger’s Patch Notes performance is being released on limited 12″ via The Vinyl Factory this May.
Consisting of two live tracks, the renditions were captured as part of FACT’s Patch Note series, which celebrates the art of making electronic music with hardware.
As part of the practice behind Hélène Vogelsinger’s modular synthesizer compositions, she explores abandoned places, connecting with their energies to create immersive moments.
For this performance, she serendipitously stumbled across an abandoned castle in the French countryside.
“The installation and the recording session are always a process within the process, which takes a few hours,” explains Vogelsinger. “Technically it requires good organisation: three modular cases and hundreds of cables, a generator, a camera, lights and again so many cables.
“It’s something really intense, especially in those types of abandoned places, where you have to avoid a lot of obstacles. I love the fact that they have layers of stories and histories, with different occupants, often crossing times, and always full of beautiful and melancholic poetry.”
Order Hélène Vogelsinger’s Patch Notes here in advance of its 20th May release; check out the cover artwork and tracklist below.