COPIAPHONICS.

 

COPIAPHONICS is a philosphy of musical creation invented by Jeremy Feldmesser (AKA Jeremusic) in 1981. The concept is, despite its facade of simplicity, an ever evolving movement of "avant-gardism" in the universe of music. The word COPIAPHONICS was coined in order to be able to communicate the concept of an "abundance of different sounds woven into a unified whole". The first real examples of this musical philosphy are found in the early albums by Jeremusic, "Dream Out-Loud" and "Spirits Released" which were created using a combination of acoustic and synthesised sounds crafted into a symphonic whole.

 

Part of the philosphy of COPIAPHONICS is that it inherently includes the possibility of the sounds of a "Stratocaster®" and a "Stradivarius" to be found artfully lending their own unique flavour of sonically-enhanced emotions to the feast of sounds in a particular piece.

 

Dividing the word COPIAPHONICS into its etymological elements we find 'COPIA-' (from latin 'copiae' meaning abundance, plentitude) and -PHONICS (from φωνή, phōnē, "voice") interpreted in this combining form to mean the 'voice of an instrument'.

 

The word 'PHONICS' means the (vocal) sounds used to speak (english) words and thus inherently "those (acoustically created) sounds used in human communication". Thus in its real sense then we have the concept of " a plentitude of unique 'voices' combined into an aesthetic (whole) in order to communicate "

 

COPIAPHONICS deepens in its philosophy to intend to be able to communicate those ideas and emotions that are 'impossible' to communicate using (only) spoken words. A copiaphonic piece of music then inherently tries to communicate that field of percieveable feelings , sensations and emotions that we cannot actually describe to others on a language level. These things are 'felt' or 'sensed' and thus very real to us, but impossible to put into words, from our interpersonal relationships to our own concept of how we exist in this universe.