The human being has completely lost his environmental consciousness, and has created an insurmountable barrier between himself and Nature. He has forgotten his identity and his origins. Forests are deforested, and the oceans “drown” in plastics.
AKEFALOS is a time mirror, it is the short story of the wonder and fragility of an underwater world that has found itself victim of the atrocities of a polluting presence, that has become more and more powerful and hungry for space. So, what was once a submerged dimension made of HARMONY of shapes and sounds, is now a claustrophobic place populated by dissonant sounds and strange beings which have been modified by environmental alterations and are destined to die.
It is no coincidence that the title AKEFALOS, a Greek term meaning “headless”, was chosen. In music it is a rhythm that starts with a pause in the high time of the line, and it is also called “decapitated thetic rhythm”. In our project everything is music and everything follows a musicality and a circularity, from the HARMONIC to DISTORTED sounds. In this case, marine beings are the performers of a great natural composition that is sharply “decapitated” by the human hand.
The illustrations are all made with a marker on paper, while the original music is composed after a careful search for sounds that is necessary for the development of immersive, deep harmonies and disharmonies.