SUCCUBUS - Music and Video by Stuart Diamond; Karen Bentley Pollick - Violin; Kerry Walsh - Soprano; Engineer - Kurt Kuwasaki
1. The Cave
3. The Kiss
4. The Phantom Sea
5. Dream Lines
6. The Rising of a Lonely Sun
SUCCUBUS is a term that dates from the Middle Ages and refers to a demon that takes a feminine form to ravage men and women in their sleep,inducing erotic visions and nightmares. Along with its counterpart, the Incubus, these demons were thought to be the cause of the half-sleep state in which one cannot wake and feels the presence of a supernatural being.
SUCCUBUS is a six-movement tone poem for violin, soprano and electric orchestra. It is an exploration of the sensual and surrealistic dreamscapes of the Succubus. The music features the voluptuous and mysterious voice of Kerry Walsh and the sinuous violin playing of Karen Bentley entwined in a dark and erotic dance of love and desire. The primary imagery is based on the art work of 19th century French artists Gustave Courbet and NASA photography. Original Score - 1975; Audio recording - 1994; Video - 2012