The Pond


Elisabetta Lanfredini- (voice, composition)

Nicolas Wiese (voice manipulation, feedbacks, composition)


An unfolding narrative, continuous, elusive.

An intimation and retreat , a door opening and closing, ears left to listen through the keyhole.

Flashbacks of  old traditions, the sound of a language that does not exist. Literary figures materialise in sound before disappearing just as quickly – none of them ever becoming the central figure, as the music itself remains the protagonist.

A fragmentary flow of details restlessly subject to reworking, a spatially and dynamically polymorphous voice layered and entangled around itself: the electroacoustic and vocal framework of The Pond.

Here everything begins with the voice, a solitary voice – which splits and enters several, sometimes impassable paths at once, in an attempt to penetrate  and explore the area surrounding the pond. On one path, it loses all human features, becoming pure abstraction, or percussive lines. On yet another path, it becomes a literary and poetic reference to the source, growing from a monologue into a hermetic dialogue, and then ultimately into a multilogue, enveloped in a space composed of feedback, drones and atonal textures. The melodic path is crossed again and again as well, though through thorny undergrowth and mud. And time and again silence, or near silence, makes its presence felt.

The Pond was founded in 2016 by Elisabetta Lanfredini and Nicolas Wiese, drawing on a wide range of influences and shared obsessions.

A debut LP has been completed and is slated for release in 2021.

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