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Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS] (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.
 

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UPC: 40117788041146

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1907/08
Squidco Product Code: 27522

Format: 2 CDS
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardstock 4 page foldover
Recorded at Spina Studio, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, on August 31st, 2018, by Ilia Belorukov.

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Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.



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"Mark Hannesson (b. 1968) is a composer and sound artist who writes instrumental, electronic and mixed works. As well, he is an active performer of live electronic music playing laptop, no-input mixer and badly tuned theremin.

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, he completed a Bachelor degree in Music from Brandon University and a Master degree in Composition at the University of Alberta. He completed a doctorate (DMA) in Composition at the University of British Columbia.

He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta teaching courses in Composition, Music Technology and Experimental Improvisation.

His work can be found on the Modisti Netlabel, Cyland Audio Archive, Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and Edition Wandelweiser."

-University of Alberta website (https://sites.ualberta.ca/~mjh7/about.html)
5/15/2024

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"Denis Sorokin is an musician, improviser and artist from Saint-Petersburg. He was educated as classical and jazz guitarist. Studied modern painting with Eugene Orlov. As guitarist he performs a new academic music, pieces of Michael Pisaro and another composers from Wandelweiser, performs his own transcriptions for guitar of compositions of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Galina Ustvolskaya and another composers. As improviser he plays an experimental electronic music using no-input effects, prepared guitar and objects and also free improv using a cornet. Records released on lables Intonema (Russia), Poverty Electronics (USA), pan y rosas discos (USA), Linear Obsessional (UK), b-boim (Austria), etc. As an artist he works in abstract painting, drawing, photo, installation and performance. Also makes an artwork for covers of musical albums as such as british record lable Anoter Timbre, wich releases a new academic and improvised music. Participated in festivals of new music such as Sound Ways, Fin de siecle, Open Look, APosotion, Museum's Night, Teni Zvuka and others. Among the art projects - audiovisual installations and performances for loft Rizzordi, Museum of Nonconformist Art, New Alexandrinsky Theatre, Manifesta 10, Experimental Sound Gallery."

-Denis Sorokin Website (https://sorokinguitar.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Each Thing 19:08

2. If I Appear Comfortable 25:56

CD2



1. Triste 40:31

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