“Rise & Fall”
Recorded live at Jazz Baltica 04.07.2015
Arne Jansen (guitar)
Andreas Edelmann (bass)
Eric Schaefer (drums).
Music written by Arne Jansen.
Audio mixed by Christian Ulbrich.
A Film by Jonas Zadow.
Music from the album “The Sleep Of Reason – Ode To Goya” (ACT) by Arne Jansen.
The song “Rise & Fall” is inspired by Francisco de Goyas’ Capricho 56 “Subir y bajar”. Goya’s commentary: “Fortune treats very badly those who court her. She rewards with smoke the trouble of climbing and punishes with downfall those who have succeeded in rising.”
Personified by a goat-footed, Satyr-like figure, Fortune is shown in an unstable half-sitting, half-reclining position on a huge globe. After having kicked down two victims of ambition, who are falling through the air, Fortune is now acrobatically lifting a third man – splendidly attired, decorated and wearing a sword – to a temporary triumph. This latter victim appears to be completely unaware of his impending downfall which is already suggested in the thread of Fortune’s raised leg.
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