De Profundis, taken from the Book of Psalms, is deeply rooted in Christian musical tradition. Stefan Wesołowski juxtaposes philharmonic instruments (harp, timpani) with the electronically processed crackling of white noise to achieve a mysterious music that is light and airy like Gothic stained glass. The “depths” evoked in the title are a metaphor for living with a curse, in constant danger of sinking, helpless and unable to breathe.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy!