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ARTIST
TITLE
The Ring Orchestra
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
PE 028LP PE 028LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/8/2022

The Ring Orchestra is an eight-person effort, a collective coming together to tackle opera and one of the genre's controversial poster boys. 18 compositions, the artists Born In Flamez, Gil Schneider, Simonne Jones, Leo Luchini, Legion Seven, P.A. Hülsenbeck, Isa GT, and Ixa create a collaborative musical score that uses Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen as the point of departure. Originally, the music was created for a staging of Der Ring des Nibelungen at Schauspielhaus Zürich, directed by Christopher Rüping and written by Necati Öziri. Far from being an affirmative tribute, the orchestra sets out to deconstruct and break down what Wagner and his opus magnum represent: collaboration over singularity and openness instead of conservative rigidity. The resulting score doesn't shy away from ambivalence by de-centralizing authorship and encompassing everything from ambient to pop, reggaeton, and a wider variety of non-western musical influences.