ambient & cinematic music composer

«I feel that a lot of people in life have a period when they come to Ambient music. Perhaps spiritual growth sending us to perceive more subtle sound matter when we listen not to listen, but to hear»



















label: Simphonic Silence Inside

"Revival Renaissance Rebirth" is a series of albums filled with choral and ambient sound collages. Repeated fragments of spiritual phrases and vocalizations performed in Latin coexist in a single interweaving with deep organ passages and string instruments. The second Act of the albums “Revival Renaissance Rebirth” by Symphocat includes 7 compositions that send the listener beyond the surface level of perception of music.


"The second act of the album series is dedicated to an inner temple, cathedral or place, especially a personal and hidden. I believe that by finding such an area of research and knowledge within ourselves, we will enrich, fill this place with meanings, important feelings and observations, and later we will be able to go out into the world with an open state of the inner temple. In this way to yourself lies the idea of life, constant rebirth...”


Paraphrasing and the artistic act of quoting the Renaissance era, which acts as an important cultural paradigm in the history of European and world civilizations, is able, according to Symphocat, to materialize (revive) important meanings, states, directions in culture and spiritual development, continuing the centuries-old dialogue in the nascent Era of Aquarius (the astrological concept of New Age culture). The albums are based on the choral Requiem by the Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria and performed in 80th by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral. The album was released on the label Simphonic Silence Inside at number 181.

Revival Renaissance Rebirth – это серия альбомов наполненных хоральными и эмбиентными звуковыми коллажами. Повторяющийся фрагменты духовных фраз и вокализов, исполняемых на Латинском языке, сосуществуют в едином сплетении с глубокими органными пассажами и волнующими струнными инструментами. Во второй акт альбомов “Revival Renaissance Rebirth” от Symphocat вошли 7 композиций отправляющих слушателя за пределы поверхностного уровня восприятия музыки, создающих исцеляющий эффект.


"Второй акт серии альбомов посвящен внутреннему храму, собору или месту, особенно личному и сокрытому. Я верую, что, отыскав такую область исследований и знаний внутри себя, мы обогатим, наполним это место смыслами, важными чувствами и наблюдениями, а позже сможем выйти в мир с открытым состоянием внутреннего храма. В этом пути к себе и заключается идея жизни, постоянного перерождения...”


Перефразирование и художественный акт цитирования эпохи Ренессанса, выступающей как важная культурная парадигма в истории Европейской и мировой цивилизаций, способно по словам Symphocat материализовать (оживить) важные смыслы, состояния, направления в культуре и духовном развитии, продолжая многовековой диалог в зарождающуюся Эру Водолея (астрологическая концепция представлений культуры Нью-Эйдж). В основе альбомов лежит хоральный Реквием испанского композитора Томаса Луиса де Виктория (Tomas Luis de Victoria), в исполнении Хора Вестминстерского Собора.































Symphocat is a musical project of a russian performer and composer who works at the intersection of electronic music, modern classical music and minimalism. His recordings combine ambient, field recordings, experimental electronics, and even elements of dance music. Ilia Symphocat works with the properties of harmonies and timbres of sound, feeling the connection of vibrations of subtle matters, the influence of creativity on the feeling of the inner and outer world.


Symphocat has its own label "Simphonic Silence Inside", which has been releasing diverse electronics since 2007. Performances of this project took place in various locations from events in parks, museums and philharmonic halls to large-scale underground electronic music festivals, such as Gamma, Synthposium, Signal, Fields, Acousmonium, Inversia, Transart etc. Ilia has participated in many audiovisual projects, including collaborations with live orchestras and choirs, various art groups, dancers, and video artists.


The music of Symphocat is imbued with a sensitive attention to the process and a special understanding of the surrounding spaces. His work reflects images of nature, technological environments, as well as sacred and meditative practices. Ilya draws inspiration from both the latest experimental research and the legacy of the avant-garde and classical composers of the past — in his works you can find references to such authors as Brian Eno, Wendy Carlos, Holger Czukay and many others.


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