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Bertel, Maria: Monophonic (Relative Pitch)

Taking the trombone into unusual territory, Danish composer and trombonist Maria Bertel, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Jooklo Danish Group, uses amplification to emphasize unusual and sometimes aberrant aspects of the bone, each of ten solo pieces focusing on various aspects of sound, noise, alien utterance and drone that she coaxes out of the instrument.
 

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UPC: 5904224872731

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS030
Squidco Product Code: 34827

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded by P.O Jorgensen.

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"As the title hints the album is a study of music played with 'one voice'. The amplification of the trombone mimics the effect of a magnifying glass, that let otherwise inaudible sounds be heard and brought forward. The compositions are long swathes of sound slowly developing, heavily inspired by drone and noise."-Relative Pitch


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"Maria Bertel (born 1980) Danish based trombone player and composer. She is working with sound structures and improvisation, amplified as well as acoustic. Maria is one of five co-founders of the art collective Eget værelse (egetvaerelse.dk). Her solo project Ymers Pizza is a study in amplified trombone, and synth.She is currently composing for and playing in the bands G.E.K with Johannes Lund (sax), The Big Yes with Anna Högberg (sax), Ole Morfjel (drums) and Christian Maaes Svensen (bass), in a duo with French guitarist Nina Garcia and various other event-based projects."

-Ausland (https://ausland-berlin.de/maria-bertel)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sci-fi 07:06

2. Rotundity 03:33

3. Invisible Host 02:10

4. Number IIII 02:40

5. Cognitive Dissonance 05:25

6. Winged 02:00

7. Contradictions 03:56

8. Intangible 03:00

9. Nettle Sting 01:11

10. Maze 03:43

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