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Susan Alcorn : Concentration

Susan Alcorn : Concentration

  Susan Alcorn Concentration label: Recorded ref: Recorded 017 year:2004 players: Various A single string conducting a series of encounters with various improvisers in a live setting. Sharing the common thread of pedal string guitar ?its dual nature exploited acording to context- the acoustic environments are predominantly concerned with the ebb and flow of interactive tensions while the elec... Read More »

Robert Ashley : Celestial Excursions

Robert Ashley : Celestial Excursions

  Robert Ashley Celestial Excursions label: Lovely Music ref: LCD 1007 year:2005 players: Various A multidisciplinary project bringing together street corner poetics, speech rhythms, script-like fiction (if only too real), performance… Broadly understood libretto for an experimental opera where the tonal content and rhythmic character of the spoken word provides the loom where music and... Read More »

Nilson Sandell Duo : Strings and Objects

Nilson Sandell Duo : Strings and Objects

  Nilson Sandell Duo Strings and Objects label: LJ Records ref: LJCD 5235 year:2004 players: Per Anders Nilsson, Sten Sandell A caleidoscopic approach to a duo. Featuring sharply defined and coloured forms ?whether improvised or contemporary- instrumental or concrete materials are multiplied and transformed by means of electronic mirrors, fascinated by the transient arrival at patterns, their... Read More »

Behrens/Heyduck : Plastic Metal

Behrens/Heyduck : Plastic Metal

  Behrens/Heyduck Plastic Metal label: Antifrost ref: Afro2030/31 year:2005 players: Marc Behrens, Nikolaus Heyduck Plastic: An apparent duality, contrasting the synthetic nature of the processes and transforming familiar substances into striking phenomena, gives birth to a carefully crafted sonic world. Processing is divorced from compositional usage, simplicity devoid of naivety. Interactio... Read More »

Daniel Erismann Trio : Volare

Daniel Erismann Trio : Volare

  Daniel Erismann Trio Volare label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 185 year:2003 players: Daniel Erismann, Stephan Urwyler, Samuel Joss, Beat von Wattenwyl In front of a series of snapshots, we are invited to partake in a walk, visit a series of highly evocative settings, with alternating hints to overtly traditional registers and the occasional local colour note. And much as familiar walkers, versed in... Read More »

Fages/Monteiro/Barbern : Istmo

Fages/Monteiro/Barbern : Istmo

  Fages/Monteiro/Barbern Istmo label: Creative Sources Recordings ref: CS 023 CD year:2005 players: Ferran Fages, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ruth Barbern A trio release of a marked textural outlook: close observation of sound components, with all manner of acoustic objects and instrumental close-ups. Grouped according to chromatic criteria, instrumental sounds are featured along various acoustic... Read More »

Sten Sandell : Songs

Sten Sandell : Songs

  Sten Sandell Songs label: LJ Records ref: LJCD 5237 year:2004 players: Sten Sandell, Amit Sen An electro-acoustic reflection encompassing the territory between acoustic performance and abstract sound. Compositional dialogues between the apparently disconnected layers through harmonic overtones and processed instrumental sources feature a tendency towards pedal textures constantly disrupted ... Read More »

Pius Baschnagel Influences : Motions & Emotions

Pius Baschnagel Influences : Motions & Emotions

  Pius Baschnagel Influences Motions & Emotions label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 191 year:2005 players: Pius Baschnagel, Reto Suhner, Jean-Paul Brodbeck, Leon Duncan Drinking from original sources, the music of this quartet is thoroughly familiarized with key developments of jazz language. The long cherised gestures are subsequently filtered by further developments, their outlook remaining faith... Read More »

Dockstader/Lee Myers : Bijou

Dockstader/Lee Myers : Bijou

  Dockstader/Lee Myers Bijou label: ReR Recommended ref: ReR TDDM2 year:2005 players: Tod Dockstader, David Lee Myers A musical approach to soundtracks where the medium is blown open, splicing the layers of ambient sound, speech and music in order to weave a collage where concrete, electronics and electro-acoustics melt into a new disembodied whole alien to narrative, emphasizing the abstract... Read More »