September 14, 2021 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Cirius

Q: How are you inspired to create the powerful and compelling art you are known for?

A: A story. Story always comes first.
It is never for decorative purposes or to simply paint something that is beautiful.
History plays a huge role in my art, as does the physiological behaviour of the human species. When I do research for a project, I always discover interesting facts and stories that relate to me. Stories of power particularly intrigue me and I try to portray this in my paintings which include images that evoke an emotional response from the viewer.

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March 24, 2020 | Author: webSman

Roxanna Walitzki: “Sea Pictures”

Vast and uncontainable, the sea is wild even when she sleeps. While her swells wax and wane, her steady rhythm is constant. Currents run through her depths like streams, ending in waves that crash towards shore in a brilliant display of boundless might.
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May 30, 2019 | Author: webSman

Vox Vespertinus: Elements–Wind, The Sylphs

Vox Vespertinus is a multi-faceted vocalist with a four octave range. Operatically trained, she loops and layers her otherworldy vocalizations over synth compositions and organic sounds. She embraces mysticism, alchemy, illumination, mythology, mystery, both the angelic realms and the underworld, and what lies beyond the veil. She is often invited to compose/contribute to projects and events of ritual, spiritual, cosmic, fantasy, and magic and can shift easily from aetheric operatic “voxings” to demonic screaming. After recording the music for The Sylphs, she felt compelled to augment the work with imagery. Sylphs are invisible elementals who dwell within the air, the wind and its current, and thus the creatures who thrive in. In some folklore they act as oracles speaking to humans through the sound of wind. The Sylphs music video is her first film project.

April 27, 2019 | Author: webSman

Roxanna Walitzki: “In der Fremde” by Robert Schumann

A long way from home, mezzo-soprano Roxanna Walitzki performs a haunting rendition of Schumann’s art-song “In der Fremde (In a Foreign Land).” A sense of slipping into oblivion permeates the song as well as the space.

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August 25, 2018 | Author: webSman

Sure on this Shining Night by Roxanna Walitzki

Samuel Barber’s “Sure on this Shining Night” is a moment of ecstatic nocturnal tranquility. Published in 1940 by G. Shirmer Inc. with a poem by James Agee, the song stems from a time of unrest and chaos similar to our own. An undeniably beautiful composition, it is a reminder that beauty helps and heals. Beauty can transport us to a better place, and provides hope when the odds are against us.

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