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Solfatara

Solfatara is a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, near Naples, part of the Phlegraean Fields volcanic area.

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Artistic Statement

Every time we pick our instruments up and dawn the self-conceit required to musically emphasize our ideals, we open a crater inside of ourselves, from which we allow concepts to escape into the physical universe. Though that opening may bubble and emit toxicity from time to time, for the musical mind those occurrences are the cost of doing business in the sonic universe. Too infrequently, however, we fail to consider how dangerous it would be to enter into this crater from the other side - a notion often considered when the thirst for musical prowess builds. Tragically, when we finally build up the courage to chart the inner depths of our musical mind, we are too frequently saddened to realize that there is not as much complexity as we would have hoped.

Even so, there’s plenty of magma and death that awaits the mental-musical journeyman. We are eager for our improvement to arrive, because our instruments enable us to experience immediate feedback. But when we step back from our conceits and meditate on the ideas of sonic multiplicity, we discover the internal prowess of our mental mysteries. The journey is what our music expresses, not its end result. It’s a good thing, too; the silence of death makes for some dreadful music.

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TITLE PERFORMER INSTRUMENT CATEGORY DATE
Reflection, No. 4 Garrett Semmelink violin & percussion Reflection Sep 18, 20
Perspectrum Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Head in the Clouds Garrett Semmelink violin Live Score Sep 04, 20
CMYK Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Artifices Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Nineteen Years Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 26, 20
People Over Platforms, 2020 Tyler Dinner guitar Album Aug 25, 20
PSEUDO Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 23, 20
Upward Fall Garrett Semmelink / Tyler Dinner / Max Pena violin / guitar / guitar Album Aug 14, 20
Birthday Cake Chest Wound Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 14, 20
Rococo Slaughter Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 31, 20
Adrift Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 17, 20
A Deep Sense of Responsibility Garrett Semmelink violin & percussion Composition Dec 18, 19
FIREROOM Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 04, 19
Reflection No. 3 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Nov 02, 19
Music Ain't For Airports Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 17, 19
Injection Time Lapse Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 12, 19
Solfatara Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Nov 04, 18
Animals (Fucking) Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 08, 15
Infatuated Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 01, 15
Reflection No. 2 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Jun 13, 15
Mojo Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 30, 15
Splatter Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 23, 15
Luxury Prism Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 23, 15
Prelude to Titan Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Mar 06, 15
Reflection No. 1 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Feb 27, 15
Theia Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 25, 15
Electric Chair Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 14, 15
Titan Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 09, 15
Labor Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 17, 14
Miasma Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 12, 14
Inertia Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 26, 14
Vasoconstriction Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 23, 14
LEK4_AND Garrett Semmelink steel violin Composition Oct 19, 12
Untitled Cosmo D cello Composition Jul 06, 12
MAN QUA MAN Garrett Semmelink violin Composition May 30, 12
Maine Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 10, 12
Drowned Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 10, 12
Schadenfreude Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jul 11, 11
Freiburg Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jul 28, 10