Lieven Martens Moana
Three Amazonian Essays
Belgian composer Lieven Martens Moana, formerly known as Dolphins Into The Future, interprets and re-imagines Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel’s 1990 Finis Africae album “Amazonia”, a Balearic classic. Utilizing analog and digital instrumentation and recording techniques, Martens, inspired by Takemitsu, Ives, Joji Yuasa and others, refers to ethnomusicology, collage, sound art, electronic music and modern composition in the construction of a narrative take on the original release. Using excerpts from the original recording, which was re-issued by EM Records in 2015, as well as various other sound sources, “Three Amazonian Essays” was composed and recorded in early 2017. Available on CD and LP, this is an extension of the original Amazonian adventure.