Odesea Secret of Elements
Info for Odesea
Johann Pätzold’s (aka Secret of Elements’) debut releases with InFiné started with a bang. Tracks from his first mini-album "Monumentum" were chosen to further dress-up Christian Dior's already classy fashion show. Now coming with his very promising second opus, entitled "Odesea.”
With his previous music, the young composer from northern Germany put forth his inspirations from his experiences as an activist in the Mediterranean during the refugee crisis. "Odesea" has served to refocus his musical universe on his own sonic language. Of course, the sea and the vagabond melodies which characterized "Monumentum" continue to fuel the swaying of the pieces of "Odesea," but this time instead of looking outside, Secret of Elements draws from childhood memories, where the organ plays a central role.
Pätzold grew up in the small town of Gnoien in Mecklenburg, Germany, until about the age of 7. The church of the town houses a 1859 Lütkemüller organ, which is still in its original state today. To compose the pieces of his new mini-album, the artist was granted access to this instrument of his childhood. Before starting to work on his recordings, he spent two days alone with the instrument. He felt like a mechanic working his machine. Oppressed by pistons and springs, sweating under suffocating fumes, stunned by the noisy gears, as if it was necessary to exorcise the organ’s singular power.
Secret of Elements’ music is a subtle reflection of sensitive melancholic fantasies and fragile moments of hope which provoke shivers, under the influence of the organ, and never break. With the five tracks of "Odesea," Pätzold achieves in offering a focused, magical and powerful atmosphere, which is imbibed with the vital energy of its author.
Secret of Elements aka Johann Pätzold, organ
Secret of Elements aka Johann Pätzold
is a musician and composer, was born in 1987 in Rostock. Early he began to learn to play the piano autodidactic. Throughout his life he learned about six musical instruments, but focused mainly on the piano. Secret of Elements produces and composes between his solo career, music for theater and film, and has repeatedly taken over musical compositions for the "Volkstheater Rostock" the national Theatre of Rostock, and also various art- short- and advertising films. In addition to his solo work, he have a regular cast of several musicians to supporting him with shots in his performances in the live shows or records. There is also a rotation of more than 25 artists who are ready for live concerts in every size for retrieval. Concerts are inspired by the cultural sophisticated and unique. From dance, drama and orchestra, everything is possible in a concert, and thus offers a remarkable show!
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