Saint of The Pit

by Diamanda Galás

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"Saint of The Pit" is the second part of the plague mass "Masque of the Red Death". The first part, "The Divine Punishment," was released on June 23 1986 & premiered at the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on June 23 1986.

"Saint of The Pit" was composed & performed by Diamanda Galás. Produced by Gareth Jones & Diamanda Galás.

"ξελόυμε", Artémis" & "Cris D'Aveugle" are dedicated to Philip-Dimitri Galás (1954-1986)

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released November 17, 1986

Diamanda Galás performs Soprano & Bass voices, Hammond organs, digital & analogue synthesizers.
F.M. Einheit, chains on "Εξελόυμε," drums on "Cris D'Aveugle."

"L'Heautontimioroumenos," "Εξελόυμε," & "Artémis" were recorded at Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin. La Terizième Revient was recorded at Hansa; synthesizer overdubs recorded by Paul Kendall at Worldwide Studios, London.

"Cris D'Aveugle' was recorded at Tritonus Studios, Berlin.

Executive production: Mute Records & Intravenal Sound Operations.

Special thanks to: Daniel Miller, I.S.O., N..E.A. Opera/Music Theatre, Mark Chung, Frank Kelly, Claude Best, Genie Irani, Carol Plantamura, Irene Spielmann, & Monika Doering. Design & art direction by Me Co.
Photograph by M. Cuttin.

1986, Diamanda Galás


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Diamanda Galás New York, New York

Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde composer and performer, whose work confronts the subjects of violence and despair with political conviction and austerity. Galás rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s with the recorded trilogy, Masque of the Red Death, and the performance work Plague Mass, which addressed the AIDS crisis in a time of deafening political silence and inaction. ... more

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