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Alonso, Edith: Collapse (Aural Terrains)

Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.
 

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Label: Aural Terrains
Catalog ID: TRRN1034
Squidco Product Code: 22362

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Greece/UK
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded in Mozota, Zaragoga, Spain, in may 2014 by the artist.

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"Edith Alonso was born in Madrid and began her classical studies playing piano but soon became interested in playing guitar and saxophone as well started to be interested in jazz and rock music. In the early 90's she played the electric bass in a well-known punk-rock band of the underground scene.

She moved to Paris where she studied electroacoustic and instrumental composition. She discovered musique concrete with composers such as François Bayle and Pierre Henry. He holds a PhD in Arts, Sciences and Technologies from the University Saint-Denis-Vincennes (Paris) and the University Complutense (Madrid).

Her compositions have been performed at numerous international festivals, including the International Computer Music Conferences of Belfast and Montreal, SIMC (International Society for Contemporary Music, Paris), SMC (Sound and music computing conference, Lefkada, Porto), XXIV Contemporary Music Festival of Alicante (Spain), Synthèse (Bourges, France), and others in Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany, Sweden, South Korea, Cuba, Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, and Mexico.

She is very active in the field of improvisation while also collaborates with other media including film, dance and sound installations. She is co-founder of Campo de Interferencias, a non profit organization for promoting sound art in Spain and Co-director of Radical dB Festival, music & technology festival in Zaragoza (Spain)."-Aural Terrains



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1. Collapse I 13:41

2. Collapse II 10:47

3. Collapse III 6:15

4. Collapse IV 7:08

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Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Stringed Instruments
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European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
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