loginlogin

modisti

Percussion


Toca Loca . SHED

Toca Loca . SHED

This piece was written for Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, a happily married piano duo. The composer was inspired by their sharing – a piano, a life. “I wanted those four hands to be as close as possible…holding the keys silently so that when the other notes are played, suddenly those silent keys start ringing…if another duo wanted to play this piece, they wouldn’t necessarily need to be ... Read More »

Juan Antonio Nieto . Indoor

Juan Antonio Nieto . Indoor

Indoor originates from recordings done by the artist in his own house in Madrid where he performed percussive exercises with objects such as glasses, wood, paper, lamps, furniture and pretty much whatever he got his hands on; those objects were hit, rubbed, blowed, teared, scratched, stretched and through all kind of percussive processes. Those exercises are clearly influenced by Juan Antonio̵... Read More »

Jason Stein Solo : In Exchange for A Process

Jason Stein Solo : In Exchange for A Process

It does take courage to record a solo CD on bass clarinet. But Jason Stein knows exactly what he is doing. Being a very active member of the Chicago new music scene, his solos are not songs, per se, nor displays of bravado or ostentation. As Art Lange writes in his liner notes, “his are, to my ear, spontaneous etudes… Stein’s solo improvisations are not abstract exercises. They a... Read More »

Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky , Andrei Kondakov , Vladimir Volkov : In Search Of A Standard

Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky , Andrei Kondakov , Vladimir Volkov : In Search Of A Standard

The three leading Russian improvisers (Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky – trumpet, voice, Andrei Kondakov – piano, percussion, Vladimir Volkov – bass) have been playing together for several years. This time they have come up with a special project to compose their original pieces with references to jazz standards. The sensitive ear will recognize glimpses of Duke Ellington or Miles Davies.... Read More »

Nine Strings + Pilesar

Nine Strings + Pilesar

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/6233.mp3[/stream] First in a series of ongoing collaborations between Pilesar and the electro-acoustic duo, Nine Strings. On this self titled debut, Pilesar filters the group live through his array of gadgets and effects resulting in a pleasantly nuanced music that is both cerebral and atmospheric. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon mind trip. NOTES: Recorded d... Read More »

jason kahn + takefumi naoshima : in a room

jason kahn + takefumi naoshima : in a room

[stream]http://windsmeasurerecordings.net/catalog/wm14/inaroom-ex.mp3[/stream] Its been quiet at the Winds Measure Recordings front, but perhaps they were saving up their pennies to release this, their first real CD. Still with the great packaging as before, but then in a bigger edition (300) and something that may live longer than a CDR. Takefumi Naoshima is a new name for me, and he plays mixing... Read More »

Wick / Greenwald : 37:55

Wick / Greenwald : 37:55

A trumpet (Wick) and percussion (Greenwald) duo; don’t recall having heard other music from these two but I might be wrong. Classic CS release, a study in the pneumatic exploration of conduits as opposed to the subtle crackling of objects inserted in a percussive kit and expertly manipulated. Good recording quality, very detailed sound (especially by headphone). Wet (h/k)isses, sucking and poppi... Read More »

Guionnet / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Murayama : Noite

Guionnet / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Murayama : Noite

Bizarrely, it seems that improvising in presence of metropolitan-tinged sonic circumstances can cause factors such as mental strain and edginess to be taken out of the equation, perhaps due to a strange counter-reaction: the noise of a neighbouring street, which ideally should not correspond to a practical background for playing, regularly inspires introspective examinations of space and shapes to... Read More »

Collin Thomas : Windows/Walks

Collin Thomas : Windows/Walks

Composed of field recordings and a small amount of instruments, Windows/Walks is an extremely slow and quiet album. Sounds include ice hitting a window, a stream that flutters though a children’s park, and a humid night with very little going on. The album is best experienced through headphones, or far in the background of a dark room. ________________________________________ Back in Vital Weekl... Read More »

Gratkowski / Brown / Winant : Wake

Gratkowski / Brown / Winant : Wake

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/4596.mp3[/stream] Improvisors work hard with responding to the needs of the moment, and a common danger is that this reacting in differentiated way for some reason ends up with an organic complexity in which improvisations resemble each other despite certain individualities, like trees in the wood. Can we also create overall structures encompassing really d... Read More »

Scott Fields : Music for the radio program THIS AMERICAN LIFE

Scott Fields : Music for the radio program THIS AMERICAN LIFE

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/4202.mp3[/stream] The German label Neos has just released “Music for the radio program This American Life.” The ensemble is Sebastian Gramss, contrabass, João Lobo, percussion, Scott Roller, cello, and myself, electric guitar. I wrote the five compositions to be used for new episodes of the Chicago public radio show “This American Life.&#... Read More »

O’Leary / Swallow / Favre : Awakening

O’Leary / Swallow / Favre : Awakening

  O?Leary / Swallow / Favre Awakening label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 460 year: 2006 players: Mark O?Leary: el. guitar, Steve Swallow: bass guitar, Pierre Favre: percussion A trio recording where the tendency towards drawing atmospheric canvases is stressed by an aesthetic palette of blurred, uncertain edges, pulse dilutions and faded-in strokes resulting in a remote sonic presence. Faster temp... Read More »

Nauseef/Mori/Courvoisier/Quintus : Albert

Nauseef/Mori/Courvoisier/Quintus : Albert

  Nauseef/Mori/Courvoisier/Quintus Albert label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 465 year: 2006 players: Albert Hofmann vrecorded voice, Mark Nauseef (percussion and cheap Cassio), Ikue Mori (computer), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano & prepared piano), and Walter Quintus (recording and mixing) A project featuring acoustic and electronic improvisation and speech fragments. The latter provide an agglutin... Read More »

Soixante Etages : 6

  Soixante Etages 6 label: 33RevPerMi/pink records ref: 33RevPerMi 2610 year: 2006 players: Mathieu Chamagne (Fender Rhodes, systme informatique) Franck Collot (kaosspads, percussion, voix sur “Assassin”) Bruno Fleurence (accordon, piano jouet, guitare, flte… voix sur “The End”) Daniel Koskowitz (lectronique) Olivier Paquotte (basse lectrique) Dominique Rpcaud (g... Read More »

Ellen Burr : Duos

Ellen Burr : Duos

  Ellen Burr Duos label: PfMentum ref: PFMCD 034 year: 2006 players: Ellen Burr: Flutes, Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon, Jeanette Kangas: Percussion, Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Steuart Liebig: Contrabass Guitar Suite of chamber pieces for acoustic/prepared instrumens featuring an approach to improvisation and interaction through graphic scores woven around contemporary music concerns and phrased in a s... Read More »

Looper : Squarehouse

Looper : Squarehouse

  Looper Squarehouse label: Absurd ref: Absurd 45 year: 2004 players: ingar zach – percussion martin kchen – saxophone & pocket radio nikos veliotis -cello & video Extended techniques and deep listening thresholds lead to the enlargement of the microscopic, creating horizontal, quiet monochrome soundscapes by means of an acoustic experimental trio of slow, elongated harmon... Read More »

Edson Zampronha : Modelagens

Edson Zampronha : Modelagens

  Edson Zampronha Modelagens label: Annablume ref: AA0001000 year: 2004 players: Modelagem XII – Orchestra, Modelagem II – Piano O Crescimento da rvore Sobre a Montanha – Electroacoustic (The Growth of a Tree on a Mountain), Modelagem III – Flute, Mrmore (Marble) – Tuba and Electroacoustics, Modelagem VIII – Percussion and Computer, Fragmentation – El... Read More »

Jolle Landre : At the Le Mans Festival

Jolle Landre : At the Le Mans Festival

  Jolle Landre At the Le Mans Festival label: Leo records ref: CD LR 458/459 year: 2006 players: Les Diaboliques (Maggie Nicols – voice, Irene Schweitzer – piano), William Parker – bass, India Cooke – violin, Markus Stockhausen – trumpet/Mark Nauseef – percussion, electronics, Paul Lovens – drums/Sebi Tramontana – trombone/ Carlos Zingaro –... Read More »

Marco Colonna : Impromachine

Marco Colonna : Impromachine

  Marco Colonna Impromachine label: Hoaxhobo ref: 0106HHJ007 year: 2006 players: Marco Colonna, Michel Godard, Frank Gratkowski Halfway between reeds and metals free playing ?whether alone or with percussion- and chamber-like pieces where extended techniques tend to be predominant. A medio camino entre improvisacin libre de saxos y metales ?solos o con percusin- y piezas de tipo camerstico do... Read More »

Hay/Fernandes : We Are

Hay/Fernandes : We Are

  Hay/Fernandes We Are label: Public Eyesore ref: PECD 97 year: 2005 players: Emily Hay – Voice, Flute, Piccolo, Piano, Electronics, Marcos Fernandes – Percussion, Field Recordings, Electronics, Lisle Ellis – Bass, Electronics (2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11), Ellen Weller – Sax, Flute (7), Al Scholl – Guitar (7) From the opening humoristic ideas in the voice and acoustic... Read More »

Sakis Papadimitriou, Leftris Agouridais : Plus and Minus

Sakis Papadimitriou, Leftris Agouridais : Plus and Minus

  Sakis Papadimitriou, Leftris Agouridais Plus and Minus label: Leo records ref: CD LR246 year:1997 players: SAKIS PAPADIMITRIOU – piano, LEFTERIS AGOURIDAKIS – percussion, santoor The wizard of the “inside-the piano” playing, Sakis Papadimitriou, with his long-time partner, percussionist and santoor player Lefteris Agouridakis, produce a starting variety of sounds ran... Read More »