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Steyer, Edith: Hoox And Add-ons (Creative Sources)

A reflection of the previous year's solo work from Berlin-based saxophonist and clarinetist Edith Steyer, a member of GEDOK, the Berliner Senat and Composers Orchestra Berlin, here using preparations and extended techniques to open new possibilities in improvisations, as she explored ethnomusicology, using repetitive figures influenced by tribal music.
 

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UPC: 609063405743

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs574
Squidco Product Code: 26721

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Titonen Studio, in Berlin, Germany, on June 15th, and September 7th, 2018, by Tito Knapp.

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"The solo CD reflects my solo work of the past year. As in the years before, I have explored diverse extended techniques on the clarinet and saxophone and intensified my efforts of reconstructing my instruments. As a former student of social anthropology, I am and always have been interested in ethnomusicology. This is why a part of my music deals with (repetitive) figures that are influenced by tribal music. The add ons are either objects from every day life or parts of other instruments, that I use for preparations on clarinet and saxophone. The preparation deforms the clarinet or saxophone sounds as well as the playing techniques and opens up different possibilities for improvisation."-Edith Steyer


Artist Biographies

"Edith Steyer was born in 1968 in Munich. After studying anthropology, she decided to become a saxophone and clarinet player and finished her degree at the Bruckner-Konservatorium in Linz, Austria. Since then she has been working professionally as a jazz musician and in the field of improvised music. She recieved support and grants for CD productions with various ensembles from the GEDOK, the Berliner Senat (SenBildJugWiss) and as a member of "The Composers Orchestra Berlin" from the Initiative für Neue Musik. She worked at the Staatstheater Cottbus, leading a saxophone quartet. She has been on tour in many places throughout europe and in the US and played with outstanding musicians such as Michael Griener, Jan Roder, Andreas Willers, James Falzone, John Niekrasz, Adam Pultz-Melbye, Kathrin Lemke, Johannes Schleiermacher, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Joel Grip, Tobias Delius, Clayton Thomas, Susanna Hood, Marialuisa Capurso, Jean-Marc Foussat, Luiz Rocha etc."

-Edith Steyer Website (http://www.edith-steyer.de/projekte/affare-bela-b/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Pastoral 3:40

2. Ebony And Raspberry 2:21

3. Under A Skin 5:10

4. In Between 1:50

5. Diesels Complaint (Before Its Driving Ban) 5:42

6. Staggering Times 3:59

7. She's In The Box 1:05

8. Clarinet Biotope 3:43

9. Swarms 6:20

10. Current~s 2:07

11. Annoucement 4:13

12. Airy Holes 2:12

13. The Cyclist 3:26

14. Wolpertingers Call 1:22

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Solo Artist Recordings

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