Crypticism (Live in Maastricht)

by Rutger Muller & Ensemble 88

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High-quality live registration of 'Crypticism' (17 min) a mystic minimal composition written by electroacoustic composer Rutger Muller, for the 30th anniversary of Ensemble 88 (2018). Performed at Intro In Situ in Maastricht. (Remastered February 2020) Video at


released July 22, 2019

Anne Davids: flute
Paul Pankert: violin
Els Crommen: soprano
Paula Defresne: contrabass-clarinet
Rutger Muller: composition, recording, mixing, artwork
Centre Henri Pousseur: production
Intro in Situ: production


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I'm an electroacoustic composer interested in mystic, spiritual and ritual sound. I approach music through the intricacies of timbre, acoustics and spatiality, and I extract compositions or "soundspaces" from elements of ancient/classical music, (dark) ambient, (dub) techno, free improvisation and architectural ideas. ... more

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