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Mexican composer Ernesto Martinez, a Conlon Nancarrow colleague, performs 10 tracks with his ensemble featuring the portable hyperion piano, using nylon guitar string, for which these 10 pieces were composed.

Martinez, Ernesto

Martinez, Ernesto:  Sincronario (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"The second CD from this maverick Mexican composer, a former colleague of the legendary Conlon Nancarrow, features a radical new instrument-the hyperión: a portable piano with nylon guitar strings! Over two years went into the conception and fabrication of the instrument, three years into the compositions and two more years into the rehearsal and recording of the music. Brilliantly performed by Ernesto's razor-sharp ensemble this is new music at its most exhilarating. Passionate, exotic minimalism from one of the world's most dedicated and uncompromising musical experimentalists!"-Tzadik

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UPC: 702397809029

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: 8090
Squidco Product Code: 17050

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded between March and May 2012 at monkiLab Audio Studio in Queretaro, Mexico by Diego Ortega Septien.


Ernesto Martinez-piano, hyperion, keyboard, percussion, electric bass, composer


Alejandro Huerta-marimba, percussion

Juan Mercado-marimba, percussion

Alejandro Guevara-electric bass

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Track Listing:

1. Urbanototem 3:47

2. Suite Sincronario 6:28

3. "Em" 8:08

4. Anti M-R 7:39

5. Melamina Plus 4:47

6. XZ-3 3:44

7. 1+1=1 3:49

8. "Clef" 8:52

9. Track 09 3:54

10. Track 10 2:21

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