A Canticle for Leibowitz (Director's Cut)

by John Kannenberg

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A possible soundtrack for the classic science fiction novel by Walter M. Miller Jr. originally released on the Nishi netlabel in 2005, this revised Director's Cut was produced in 2016 from the original masters.

The original novel told the story of the Earth's fall, rise, and fall after a nuclear war, following a group of monks in the desert of the Southwest of what was formerly the United States, who dedicated themselves to preserving the knowledge that had been lost after the Great Flame Deluge. The story was divided into three sections, taking place in three different time periods:

Pars PRIMA: FIAT HOMO, circa 2600 Anno Domini.
Pars SECUNDA: FIAT LUX, circa 3174 Anno Domini.
Pars TERTIA: FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA, circa 3781 Anno Domini.

My album follows the story of the book chronologically, merging music and proposed sound design for the book, which has never been adapted for film. A radio dramatisation was produced by NPR in the United States in the 1980s.

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released December 10, 2016

Composuit inque tabellas retulit inter menses Febr. usque ad Aug. anno MMIV Johannes Orcilla de Montano, 
de quo facito te certiorem hac pagina in tela totarum terrarum consulta: JohnKannenberg.com


Instrumenta Musica.

12” PowerBook G4 : Reason 2.0 / Peak 2.5 / Soundtrack 1.0 Commodore 64 : Music Studio 1.0
Tabla, Egyptian Clay Drum, Snare Drum & Hi-Hat, Bass Guitar, Stones (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), Kaoss Pad, Graphite and Ink on Paper, Yamaha PSR-520 Synthesizer, Zojirushi Rice Steamer, Albinus on Anatomy (Dover, 1979), Pop Rocks, Stove with Frying Pan and Cooking Oil, Candle Snuffer, Ceramic Bowl, Glass Pyrex Container, Plastic Lemonade Bottle (empty), iMac Keyboard (version 1), Vocals (tracks 06, 14)


Res in Situ Collectae et in Tabellas Relatae.

Grant Park Symphony Orchestra: July 2004; Sprinkler, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago: June 2004; Door Hinge, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago: March 2004; Drain Pipe, IIT campus, Chicago: February 2004; Julius Meinl Café Ambience, Chicago: October 2003; Gary Kandziora Sculpture Studio: February 2002; Frogger Arcade Game, Ann Arbor, MI: October 2000
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Hunc fasciculum fecit et manu scriptum illuminavit (D. Crispino translatore) anno MMV etiam Johannes O. d. M., qui solus potestatem duplicandi habet.

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John Kannenberg London, UK

Field recordings, drones, sound maps. Not entirely music.

Director of The Museum of Portable Sound.

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