Megalophobe is the solo venture of one Benjamin Levitt, composed primarily of effects-laden ambient and experimental accordion passages joined with elements of vocals, guitars, keys, pedal effects, field recordings, and more. Following an eponymous EP and two fully collaborative albums with perennial Sentinel Daily favourites Gridfailure, Levitt presents Megalophobe in an entirely new focus with the theatrical score, Music For Resistance Fantasies.
Levitt recorded the thirty-seven-minute solitary track Music For Resistance Fantasies as an audio accompaniment to a live, somewhat improvised, dance troupe performance last year. He offers, “This music was composed and recorded for Marion Storm’s Resistance Fantasies, Strategies For Moving Toward — And Against, performed at the Target Margin Theater in Brooklyn, New York as part of the 2019 Exponential Festival. As Marion put it, ‘a three-hour-long dance performance full of scores, group action, live composition, and deep listening. As the performers of this work, our attention is always on our layered, conflicting, complicated frame which is resistance. Our resistance fantasies. Or sometimes not fantasies, the real thing.’”
Performed, recorded, and mixed by Benjamin Levitt at his Forked Audio in Brooklyn, Music For Resistance Fantasies was mastered by David Salierno, with photos by Levitt and Jon Burklund/Zanni Video, and layout/design by David Brenner/Gridfailure.
Megalophobe is immersed in the creation of a new album, the third collaborative album with Gridfailure where he is a live member and regular contributor, and more.
Music For Resistance Fantasies releases on December 18th.