New Album - FALSE SELF

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                                                                                1. It Becomes You
                                                                                2. Mechanical Mask
                                                                                3. Chaste
                                                                                4. Petrification Phantasy
                                                                                5. Landscape Self Blend
                                                                                6. Ice Carnival

                            Performed by:
                            Rudi Arapahoe – Acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments,
                            tuned percussion and sound design
                            False Self – SuperCollider and Roland Integra 7
                            Adelina Vazquez – Bass flute
                            Cierra Vazquez – Bass clarinet

Production notes for the project are available for download here.
Excerpts from the commonplace book that kept during the creation of the album can be viewed here.


KickStarter - VAPAUS - Veli
My brother and I designed a mechanical, hand-wound, Swiss Made watch!
The project was successfully launched on KickStarter.




I was recently interviewed by Meltem Karasu at 'Our Pursuit of Art' - we chatted about Juan Munoz, Kobo Abe, Ronald David Laing and the various musical projects that I am currently working on!




A Music Glue shop has been opened for digital distribution.




Sheet music for Lunar Semaphore can be downloaded here.





Limited giclée prints of the EP artwork are available
for purchase from
Jessica Grant.



Artist and curator Kentaro Togawa has relaunched his Symbolic Interaction project with a new compilation album entitled 'The Silence Was Warm 4'. The album features a previously unreleased Arapahoe composition, dating from 2010, that was created in collaboration with the Serbian composer and vocalist Jovana Backovic. The compilation is available for purchase in the Helix Branch shop.



Time Released Sound - TRUST

A compilation album, sequenced and mastered by Rudi Arapahoe.
Curated and issued by Time Released Sound.



Instinctive Matter - Wiltons Music Hall

Welcome to the forest; the place where people transform into animals.

Directed and Produced by Tereza Dvorak,
Choreographed by Tulimelila Shityuwete & Katie Armstrong

Music composed by Rudi Arapahoe



In Older Kingdoms
Martin Thaulow (DK) and Rudi Arapahoe (UK)
68m2 Gallery - Copenhagen
5th – 26th May 2012

An art installation dealing with time,

decay and the parallel universes we all live in and interact with.



1. Lunar Semaphore & Pleroma - Rudi Arapahoe

2. Into Dust  - Mazzy Star

3. Sleepless - Blank & Jones

4. The Broken Places – Moby

5. All Cats Are Grey - The Cure

6. Calling For Prayer (Chant) – Bliss

7. The Call – Cantoma

8. Sleep Will Come – Bliss

9. Fragment - Trespassers William

10. 301210 – Antonymes

11. Only Your Love (Ambient Version) - Blank & Jones with Steve Kilbey

12. Concept One - Sounds & Silence

13. Homesick - Blank & Jones

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In the first week of July Shuta Shinoda worked with Rudi in London to complete mixes on the forthcoming album 'SHUFFLE THE PAGES FEED ME A LINE'.



Grønbechs Gaard, Bornholm - Denmark
17/06/2011 - 15/08/2011

An art installation by Martin Thaulow combining physical movement in space, ballet and video art.

  Performed by Elisabeth Thaulow
Music composed by Rudi Arapahoe



The final recording sessions for my second album took place at Helix Branch late this January. The project is now waiting to be mixed and mastered.



Recently I was invited to sound design Bob Dickinson's new work 'Rendition'. The piece was originally composed by Dickinson in Paris, then evolved through a five stage rehearsal process in which the author worked in tandem with the chamber orchestra, to refine and define the composition. 'Redition' is simply a beautiful piece of music. I thoroughly recommend that you visit Dickinson's web page, to listen to the work in it's entirety.

The composition was premièred at the launch of Artist Voice Network at the Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre (UK) on the 21st July 2010.



Arapahoe music has been running in a 47 night theatre production of Kunio Shimizu's “Gakuya (Dressing Room)” in Theatre Tram, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. The production is set to be televised nationally on nine occasions.

Over the coming months Rudi will be composing music for a Japanese fashion brand, undertaking commissioned work on two films and collaborating with a Serbian composer and vocalist.



'Conversation Piece' features on the compilation CD 'Variations on Silence'  brought into the world by P*DIS Japan. Other artists to feature on the disc are Goldmund, Hauschka, Sylvain Chauveau, Akira Kosemura, Balmorhea, Deaf Center, Jacaszek, Peter Broderick, Ryan Teague, Takahiro Kido and Nico Muhly.

The Glen Johnson record 'Details Not Recorded' has been mastered at Purgatory Mastering by Rudi for release on 30th March 09. The album is being released through the artist run collective 'Make Mine Music'.

A mailing list has been added to this website.



'Echoes From One To Another' has been voted the best album of 2008 by Textura and appeared on numerous 'best album of 2008' lists. The complete run down of the Textura records and the voting can be viewed here.

A brief interview with Rudi has been published in the German magazine Tokafi. The article can be read here. The interview was conducted by the journalist and artist Tobias Fisher.



’Echoes From One To Another’ has made it's way from Helix Branch to Japanese HMV, Tower Records, Amazon and independents; teleported by Symbolic Interaction's Kentaro Togawa. The record embraces melodic composition and underscores it with spirituality, darkness and wonder. The strong European feel is voiced through harp, soprano, piano, violin, guitar, vintage synthesizers, field recordings and an array of antique electronics; given life by gifted collaborators under my ghostly direction.

A selection of reviews of the album can be read here. The CD is available to purchase on-line from Helix Branch (UK & world wide), Symbolic Interaction (Japan) and digitally though Beatport.

Recently added to the 'gallery' section of this website is a photographic collaboration with the artist Piero Roi. Dante Alighieri's journey into the afterlife 'The Divine Comedy' was drawn upon as a rich reservoir of inspiration during the creation of 'Echoes From One To Another'. Their interconnections are made explicit by the haunting series of images Piero captured of me in the forest. Astonishingly each image is the product of a single analogue exposure. The artist is currently exhibiting the images alongside other shadows from his past in 'Art Cover' at Silvy Bassanese Contemporary Art, Biella (Italy)