Reconstructing Debussy

Marc Romboy & Dortmunder Philharmoniker // Hyperharmonic
Format // CD // 2xLP
Claude Debussy (+1918) was one of the most popular and forward thinking composer associated with impressionist music. His innovative and at this time new way to compose music with non traditional scales and chromaticism inspired countless artists from the likes of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.
Remarkable attributes of his music were i.e. the usage of parallel chords, bitonality and many compositions of whole-tone and pentatonic scales and all this surely reminds us on contemporary electronic music where you hardly find limits or boundaries when it comes to traditional, harmonic sounding scale tone music.
After studying countless composers of the last centuries Marc Romboy decided to accept the challenge to edit, remix and reconstruct several works of his favorite French composer, ranging from „La mer“ to "Prélude à l´après-midi d´un faune“. Romboy: „One sentence of Debussy impressed me a lot when he said that he simply intents to write new sounding music. This is and has been exactly my goal, to create kind of unheard sounds“.
On the album Romboy performs together with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the renowned conductor Ingo-Martin Stadtmüller, the well respected Düsseldorf based concert master Miki Kekenj and sound programmer Ali Khalaj. The recordings was directed December 12th 2016.
It´s the first live recording ever released on an album where electronic sounds and classical components were merged in such manner.
Artists Marc Romboy // Dortmunder Philharmoniker
  • Release Date // July 7, 2017
  • Format // CD // 2xLP
  • Catalog Nr // HYPE0004 CD
  • EAN // 880319868528