3570: Phlegethon

3570: Phlegethon

Update: 2020-11-16
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Phlegethon created by Nigel Firth (The May).

"This piece starts with a fanfare of foghorns and waterlogged saxophones that then play from the forlorn banks of the river as seen from above. As we descend through the smoke and mist the true horror of the river of burning souls reveals itself, with the mangled screams of the victims and the beastly cries of the centaurs that taunt them discernible over the roar of the river, represented here by growling tigers and moaning synthesisers.

"The viewer is lifted up to see the dreadful extent of the huge river from above, before it crashes down onto the bowels of hell as described by Poe in 'Descent into the Maelstrom.'"

Part of the Inferno project to imagine and compose the sounds of Dante’s Hell, marking the 700th anniversary of The Divine Comedy. To find out more, visit http://www.citiesandmemory.com/inferno
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3570: Phlegethon

3570: Phlegethon

Cities and Memory