“Ecclesia is an audiovisual iPad app created by electronic music artist Forss in collaboration with untouch.fm and designer Leonhard Lass (depart.at). The app lets you experience the full 40 minutes of Forss’ latest musical project in an immersive audiovisual environment.
Ecclesia is an album of music whose core inspiration is the church. Made at the dawn of a new postreligious age Ecclesia presents a fascinating dichotomy – on one hand, church music is some of the oldest in Europe, while the form Forss takes – electronica with fully integrated apps – couldn’t be more contemporary and cutting edge.
“Delicate and dense, melodies and sounds from church contexts, found sounds of bells and voices, are set against crisp, sharply-solid, forward-driving electronic beats. And then, there are the visuals: an archaic architecture of mystical symbols and three-dimensional, evolving forms interpret the music in visual form.” Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music