These duets offer up explorations of both differences and similarities between the flute and organ. One instrument is fixed whilst the other is free to travel the space of the hall. One instrument is made up of a single pipe that, unmodified, can be manipulated in an infinite number of ways whilst the other is made up of many pipes that can be manipulated in a very limited number of ways. Both instruments use the flow of air to “sound” and can create microtonal sonorities that at times tend towards vocalisations. Sometimes it is difficult to tell one from the other.The experimentation never strays far from the components that make up the duo’s strong identity: slow, drawn out howls combined with sharp speech-like utterances, incantation-sounding improvisations that spark and bounce off the stone walls of the interior spaces in reflections that modulate according to the changing physical positioning of the instrumentalists and inchoate, melodic constructions that evoke “first principles” music making.[stream]http://absinthrecords.com/clips/024free.mp3[/stream]
chris abrahams_pipe organ
recorded in may 2010 at st. annenkirche in zepernick except titel #6, recorded at erl√∂serkirche potsdam in june 2009 mastered by werner dafeldecker in june 2012 in berlin. thanks to karin & helmut Zapf (st. annen kirche , zepernick), herr meinel (erl√∂serkirche, potsdam) alex nowitz and arthur rother.
ltd. & numbered edition
Cover_50x18cm (20x7in) foldetd to 7inch