Troy Schafer is a Wisconsinite composer, performer and recording artist whose work is primarily engaged with violin, voice and displaced sounds. He is recognized for his modern classical music as well as collaborations with Kinit Her, Wreathes, Burial Hex, Wormsblood, Rain Drinkers, Devotion, Spiral Joy Band and the Chagas Schafer duo. He studied orchestra education at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Schafer describes his current solo works as “A distant echo of anti-cerebral ballad casting, psychic and free association, sonic rhetoric becoming notion of future past, organic subjectivities through pneumatic escape, vengeance tympanum and continuity.”
Manifestations of the Outer Gods
“Manifestations Of The Outer Gods” explores and oscillates between Lovecraftian and ritual magickal dimensions; where harmony between these two dimensions is obtained, a new form of ritual invocation manifests itself.
Sending Anubis drawing by Troy Schafer
This is a reworking of a segment from Anubis Come In, a 2010 ritual work released on Earjerk Records. Original sound and accompanying image by Troy Schafer.
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