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Gorlinsky / Sysoev / Muller: Universal Vitamin (Creative Sources)

An extended improvisation for acoustic instrumentation and voice using unusual and extended techniques, from the Russian trio of Alexey Sysoev on piano, Vladimir Gorlinsky on guitar & voice, and Christian Müller on clarinet, recorded at the Cultural Centre DOM in Moscow in 2019, cycling patiently from quietly expressive sections to chamber-oriented brightly active moments.
 

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Alexey Sysoev-piano

Vladimir Gorlinsky-guitar, voice

Christian Muller-clarinet


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UPC: 5609063406450

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs645
Squidco Product Code: 29501

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Cultural Centre DOM, in Moscow, Russia, on September 18th, 2019, by Maxim Khaikin.

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An extended improvisation for acoustic instrumentation and voice using unusual and extended techniques, from the Russian trio of Alexey Sysoev on piano, Vladimir Gorlinsky on guitar & voice, and Christian Müller on clarinet, recorded at the Cultural Centre DOM in Moscow in 2019, cycling patiently from quietly expressive sections to chamber-oriented brightly active moments. Müller is perhaps the most known to the Squidco catalog, as a member of Strom with Gaudenz Badrutt, and in duo with Kobi Christian. Alexey Sysoev is active in both improvisation and compositional fields, including electroacoustic work, and has performed with Vladimir Tarasov (Lithuania), Sachiko M (Japan), Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan), Boris Baltschun and "The Pitch Quartet", Burkhard Beins, Andrea Neumann, Boris Baltschun, Liz Allbee (Germany) etc. Guitarist Gorlinsky is active in a variety of Moscow performance settings, and is active as a composer concerned with spatial compositions and sound installations. In this setting his voice works mostly in the background, providing harmonic support to the instrumentation, occasionally asserting himself.

This performance is varied as it flows naturally from section to section, logically following a common path. There is a positive attitude, a playful whimsy among the three that does not detract from the intelligence of their playing. And while not placing itself in the electroacoustic realm, Müller interactions and the use of mic placement often add an air of controlled ambient feedback to the proceedings.


Artist Biographies

"Alexey Sysoev was born in 1972 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow College of Improvised Music, and after participated in various jazz, electronic and experimental projects as pianist and keyboardist for a long time. He also studied composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2003-2011). In 2008-2011 - Post-graduate student. Candidate of art criticism.

Works of Alexey Sysoev have been performed at festivals: "Moscow Autumn", "Moscow Forum", "Pythian Games" (St. Petersburg), "Another Space" (Moscow), " Europe through the eyes of Russians. Russia through the eyes of Europeans" (Moscow), "Re-music" (St. Petersburg), "Territory" (Sochi, Kazan, Moscow), "World Music Days 2008" (Vilnius), "Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival" (Kiel), "45' Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik" (Darmstadt), "Schumannfest" (Düsseldorf), "Klangspuren festival" (Schwaz), "Transart festival" (Bolzano), "Venice Biennale", "La Folle Journee" (Nantes, Tokyo), "Festival Ljubljana", "KlaraFestival" (Brussels), Culturescapes (Basel), "Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2014" (Utrecht), "Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival" (Groningen).

Alexey cooperated with the collectives: "Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble" (Moscow), "N'Caged ensemble" (Moscow), "Studio for New Music Ebsemble" (Moscow), "IIntrada Vocal Ensemble" (Moscow), "N'Caged" (Moscow), "Questa Musica" (Moscow), "eNsemble" (St. Petersburg), "NoName Ensemble" (Nizhny Novgorod), "Mark Pekarsky Ensemble of Percussion Instruments" (Moscow), "The 20th Century Ensemble" (Moscow), "FX String Quartet" (Moscow), "Nostri Temporis" (Kiev, Ukraine), "Ereprijs" (Apeldoorn, Netherlands), "Amstel Quartet" (Amsterdam, Netherlands), "Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt" (Ljubljana, Slovenia), "BL!NDMAN" (Brussels, Belgium), "Belgrade Percussionists" (Belgrade, Serbia), "Ensemble This, Ensemble That" (Basel, Switzerland), "Phoenix Basel" (Basel, Switzerland), "Ensemble 2e2m" (Paris, France) etc.And also: Yury Favorin, Vincent Bouchot, Natalya Pshenichnikova, Philip Chizhevsky, Fyodor Lednev, Dmitry Shchelkin, Sergey Poltavsky, Ivan Bushuyev, etc.

Alexey is active the musician improvisator. He cooperated with such musicians as Vladimir Tarasov (Lithuania), Sachiko M (Japan), Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan), Boris Baltschun and "The Pitch Quartet", Burkhard Beins, Andrea Neumann, Boris Baltschun, Liz Allbee (Germany) etc.

Alexey's music was released on labels: "Creative Sources", "FancyMusic", "Melody", "ТОПОТ", "Spina! Rec", "Intonema", "Moscow Conservatory Records".

Alexey Sysoev is the author of music to theatrical performances by Kirill Serebrennikov, Boris Yukhananov, Philip Grigoryan, Vadim Zakharov, "Gay&Rony Club" (Netherlands). In 2013, Alexey was awarded the National Prize of the Russian theater for the best work in musical theater.

Alexey Sysoev is the author of music to theatrical performances by Kirill Serebrennikov, Boris Yukhananov, Philip Grigoryan, Vadim Zakharov, "Gay&Rony Club" (Netherlands), Vera Martynov, Anna Abalikhina and others. In 2013, Alexey was awarded the National Prize of the Russian theater for the best work in musical theater. In the 2019, the multimedia performance "Marten Passion" to which Alexey wrote music was awarded the Kureokhin's Grand Prix (St. Petersburg)."

-Alexey Sysoev Website (https://www.alexeysysoev.com/bio/cv/en/page.html)
7/10/2024

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"Vladimir Gorlinsky (1984, Moscow) is a composer, an improviser, an author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), after graduation he taught at the department of contemporary music. He attended the master-classes with B.Furrer, P.Ablinger, B.Ferneyhough, R.Cendo, Ph.Leroux, G.Aperghis, etc.

Vladimir is a laureate of several international competitions: Alfred Schnittke competition (Moscow, 2002), Pyotr Jurgenson competition (Moscow, 2007), 'Pythian Games' (St. Petersburg, 2008), Rostrum competition (Dublin, Ireland, 2008), Youtube orchestra competition Award (Moscow, 2010), Impuls Academy (Graz, Austria, 2011), the competition 'Open Space' (Moscow, 2015).

[...]

His works have been performed by ensembles and soloists such as Klangforum Wien (Austria), ensemble Modern, KNM (Germany), Nikel (Israel), Nadar, Nemo ensemble (Belgium), Vertixe Sonora (Spain), KontraTrio (Switzerland), Insomnio, Ereprijs (The Netherlands), Nostri Temporis (Ukraine), eNsemble, NoName, MCME, Studio for New Music (Russia), trumpeter Marko Blaauw (The Netherlands), countertenor Javier Hagen (Switzerland), pianist Małgorzata Walentynowicz (Poland), Sint-Niklaas Academy Orchestra (Belgium), State symphony orchestra 'Novaya Rossiya', Russian National Orchestra (conductor Theodor Currentzis).

Vladimir is the author of lectures on the history and practice of composition and improvisation (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatories, NCCA Moscow, SOTA, Meyerhold Center; Pro Arte and the Sound Museum in St. Petersburg; University of Haifa).

Vladimir Gorlinsky as a performer and composer collaborates with the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (productions of Boris Yukhananov, Heiner Goebbels, Georgy Grischenkov, Oleg Dobrovolsky, Olga Lukicheva, Maria Chirkova, Alexander Belousov, Anna Khlestkina, Ulyana Lukina) M.N.Ermolova Theater, Drama Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya (staged by Kirill Vypotpov) and others. In 2014-15 he took part in the creation of two performances 'Moments' in the Center of Meyerhold: in the first as a composer, in the second, together with choreographer Olga Tsvetkova, as a dance performer."

-Vladimir Gorlinsky Website (http://gorlinsky.com/)
7/10/2024

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"Christian Müller, born in 1971 near Basel, Switzerland, is clarinettist and electronic-musician. He completed his classical studies at the Conservatory for Music & Theater Berne in 1996 with a teacher's diploma and in 1998 with a Reifediplom (Master).

During the last fifteen years Christian Müller worked mainly as improvising electronic-musician, electro-acoustic bass-clarinettist and composer with a conceptual approach. He realized numerous works with the duo strøm (with Gaudenz Badrutt, electronics, since 2000) and also in national and international projects. As member of strøm and as a solo musician he created several sound installations and audiovisual pieces and also worked in multimedia-based contexts with dancers and performers. Since 2010 he works with the writer Regina Dürig as Butterland, an interdisciplinary project that combines text and sound. Furthermore he works continously in various contexts and in various bands like DEER, IMO, Convulsif or Infest.

He collaborates and has collaborated in diverse constallations for concerts and multimedia-based works, a. o. with the musicians Martin Schütz, Hans Koch, Tomas Korber, Diatribes, Jonas Kocher, Burkhard Beins, Clayton Thomas, Oren Ambarchi, Bertrand Gauguet, Michel Doneda, Flo Götte, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, FM Einheit, toktek, Simon Berz, Nicole Johänntgen, Peter Conradin Zumthor, Lionel Friedli, Lê Ninh Quan, Mitsuaki Matsumoto, Strotter Inst., dieb13, Susanna Gartmayer, Patricia Bosshard, Loïc Grobéty, Yan Jun, Yan Yulong, Cristián Alvear, Sergio Merce, Loenel Kaplan, Federico Barabino, Fernando Perales...

Solo and as member of Strøm, DEER and Convulsif he toured through northern, central and Eastern Europe, China, Chile and Argentina.

He was invited to play at serveral festivals a.o. at Spinafest St.Petersburg 2016, Festival Les Nuits du Beau Tas Bruxelles 2016, Zasavje Noisefest International Trbovlje 2016, "Drei Tage Strom" (IGNM & Musikpodium) Zürich 2015, IOIC-MARATHON 2015, Neue Musik Markt Bern 2015, Akouphène Genf 2014, Sonic Mountains - Swiss Noise & Sound Culture Bern 2014, Noches de los Muertos Wien 2012, Remake Belgrad 2012, "Zwei Tage Zeit" (IGNM ZH, WIM & Musikpodium) Zürich 2012, IOIC-MARATHON 2012, 'Lange Nacht der elektronischen Musik' (Dampfzentrale Bern) 2011, Transmediale Berlin 2009, Zoom-In Bern 2008, Rue du Nord Lausanne 2008, Schweizer Tonkünstlerfest Zürich 2007, Taktlos/Tonart Bern 2006, Norberg Festival (Schweden) 2006, Ear We Are Biel 1999 & 2001.

As Member of the IOIC-Impro-Collective he was 2012 on tour in China and 2013 guest in the supporting program of Art Basel, Hongkong.

Since 2002 he composes regularly music for theater/dance productions a. o. for the Vienna based compagnie NadaProductions ("WAR" & "Dance & Resistance") and in the team of the director Barbara-David Brüesch at Staatstheater Stuttgart (D), Schauspielhaus Wien (A), Staatsschauspiel Dresden (D), Staatstheater Mainz (D), Schauspielhaus Graz (A), Stadttheater Bern (CH), Basler Theater (CH), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich (CH).

He has collaborated with non-musical-artists (performancers, dancers, authors, visual artists) like Daniel Zimmermann, Amanda Piña, Alexandra Mabes, Nicolás Spencer, Haus am Gern, Verena Lafargue, Katharina Vogel, Heike Fiedler, Philipp Boë ...

Several grants, residencies & prices, a.o. 2015 a residency for composition by STV/ASM in Casa Pantrova Carona, 2015 residency with Butterland in Halka Art Projekt Istanbul, 2016 & 2013 residency with Butterland in herhusid in Siglufjördur Iceland, 2014 "Childhood Stories" by Butterland wins the prize of the jury for the best experimental piece at sonOhr Hörfestival, 2010 commission for composition "Musik & Tanz" by Pro Helvetia, 2009 grant for composition by SSA, 2006 residency with Strøm on Lofoten Islands, 2004 with Strøm first price at the concours de reding by STV, 2002 reward 'coup de coeur' by the committee for music of the kanton bern.

Several substantial financial supports by the city of biel and the kanton of bern for works by as solo musician, by Strøm and by Butterland. Several financial supports by Pro Helvetia for tours and concerts as solo musician, the duo Btterland and for his bands Strøm, DEER and Convulsif.

Additionally to his music, Christian Müller regularly organizes concerts and festivals, among them the festival Ear We Are, an international festival for improvised music in Biel, Switzerland. He also curates the label deszpot, a place for outer limits and experimental works.

Christian Müller lives as a freelance musician in Biel, Switzerland."

-Christian Muller Website (http://www.christianmueller.me/biography.html)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Universal Vitamin 36:11

Related Categories of Interest:


Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Unusual Vocal Forms

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