For about three years now, I’ve been attending Marco Palewicz’s Soundfactory course offered collaboratively by the Linz Music School and the Ars Electronica Center, and in my spare time I produce music with Ableton Live.
Salam Saeculum is my first completed track. My initial approach was very intuitive and playful; gradually, acoustic ideas began to emerge in more sharply defined terms, and images I conceived were translated into sounds.
The beat is followed by synthesizer lines; then I added the voices and various instruments and effects; the entire work consists of 20 individual audio tracks.
The title Salam Saeculum is made up of the word salam, which means “peace” and is also used as a greeting, and saeculum meaning “age”, “generation” or “lifetime”.
Kasper Helml was born in 1999 and grew up in a rural part of Upper Austria’s Mühlviertel region. Since 2009, he’s been a city boy in Linz, where he now attends college preparatory school. He’s also a student of Marco Palewicz and is already in the 6th semester of the Soundfactory course held jointly by Linz Music School and the Ars Electronica Center, where he’s learning electronic music production with Ableton Live.