Ecclesia is an album with the church as the core inspiration, created by an agnostic Swedish electronic music producer, a graphic designer from Vienna and a CGI artist from Germany. Growing up and loving the ecclesiastical music of church organs and choirs as a child, Swedish-born electronica artist, Forss (real name Eric Wahlforss aka creator / founder and CTO of SoundCloud) wanted to recreate the essence of what a church is via the medium of electronic music and started composing and creating Ecclesia. Walhforss stated about the project, “To me there is something magical about choir music in particular. It is untouchable – a higher art form that I have never been able to practice myself. It has a very strong emotional impact on me in general. It is the music I regard the highest.”
Eric teamed up with two digital artists for Ecclesia, Leo Lass of the Viennese audio-visual team Depart and CGI artist Marcel Schobel to bring the album to life on the iPad. When the app is launched, the user will be drawn into a digital world of sculptures and scenes of interactive album art which can be travelled through and around, with the journey having subtle effects on the music and vice versa.
Voca Nomen Tuum lifted from Ecclesia can be heard here:
Opening performance for Ecclesia at Berghain, Berlin and App launched on May 2nd.
For more information on Forss, visit http://forssmusic.com/.