Ictus & Aka Moon Invisible Mother is a suite in 4 parts, subdivided in 20 episodes, for chamber ensemble and jazz quartet written by Fabrizio Cassol (and commissioned by Ictus).
Initially released on Carbon 7, April 1999.
Now available as the CD 10 of "Constellations Box", a 20 CDs pack released by Outhere music.
On this page: the original cover, 1999.
Premiered in Kaaitheater
George-Elie Octors: conductor
Fabrizio Cassol: alto saxophone
Michel Hatzigeorgiou: electric bass
Stéphane Galland: drums
Takashi Yamane: clarinet
Piet Van Bockstal: oboe, english horn
Jean-Luc Plouvier: piano, celesta (written parts)
Fabian Fiorini: piano (improvised parts)
George van Dam: violin
Paul De Clerck: viola
Géry Cambier: double bass
THE FOUR PARTS
The Lake, The Light And The Mountain
Birth Of Ganga
Constellation 5 "The Mother"
The Joy Of Siva
Stone Of Wisdom
School Of Mysteries
Praying After Meditation
« The music of INVISIBLE MOTHER is based mainly on two ancestral schools of knowledge: the I Ching (Chinese book of changes), which follows the principle of mutation of the different elements; and Karnatic music (from South India), which includes specific rhythms and harmonic logics (gati betam & srutti betam) in keeping with the moods and colours of the different ragas and talas. We also try to connect two different approaches: the tradition of Western written music (Ictus) & improvised music (Aka Moon), which means the synchronisation of different attitudes to sounds, memories, times, spaces and intentions… » (Fabrizio Cassol)
Octors and Cassol : dress rehearsal at Lunatheater, Brussels (October 26th, 1998)