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Alva Noto: HYbr:ID III (Noton)

The third part of the HYbr:ID series from electronic composer Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, investigating new approaches to composition through unique systems of musical notation and graphic scores, rendered in beautifully paced multi-spacial sound, this part influenced by the movement and subtle gestures of the traditional Japanese theater form, Noh.
 

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Includes 6 18cm x 25cm fold out booklet pages with graphic representations of the score and illustrations of HYbr:ID concept.

UPC: 4251804155311

Label: Noton
Catalog ID: NOTON 064CD
Squidco Product Code: 35010

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels w/ inserts

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"HYbr:ID III, the third chapter of Alva Noto's HYbr:ID series initiated in 2021.

HYbr:ID III, continuing the trajectory established by its predecessors, crafts a soundscape of meditative and resonant tones. Drawing inspiration from Noh, a traditional Japanese musical drama dating back to the 14th century, the album reflects the genre's distinctive rhythmic movements and its nuanced expression of emotions through subtle gestures.

"The HYbr:ID albums are conceived as worlds. My focus has been on crafting them to possess a sculptural quality. Each composition transitions into the next. I emphasize engaging with them in the intended track sequence, allowing sounds and structures to reveal their full dimension". - Carsten Nicolai

The HYbr:ID series is Carsten Nicolai's ongoing research into heterogeneous compositional methods that converge in music fusing geometries, dystopias, and scientific references. The sounds oscillate between stylized, dilated rhythms and dreamy atmospheres generated by high and low frequencies.

HYbr:ID III is released as a limited edition vinyl and CD.. Accompanying the release are a booklet featuring drawings and graphic scores, representative of the artist's interest in new system of musical notation.

HYbr:ID is part of the 2024 exhibition program #Chamber Music at Macro Museum, in Rome, Italy. The thirteen compositions capture the music commissioned to score BALLET OF (DIS)OBEDIENCE, a production of Schauspiel Köln and Tanz Köln directed by American choreographer Richard Siegal."-Noton

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Includes 6 18cm x 25cm fold out booklet pages with graphic representations of the score and illustrations of HYbr:ID concept.

Artist Biographies

"Carsten Nicolai, born 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, is a German artist and musician based in Berlin. He is part of an artist generation who works intensively in the transitional area between music, art and science. In his work he seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man by making scientific phenomenons like sound and light frequencies perceivable for both eyes and ears. Influenced by scientific reference systems, Nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organizing structures. His installations have a minimalistic aesthetic that by its elegance and consistency is highly intriguing. After his participation in important international exhibitions like documenta X and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale, Nicolai's works were shown worldwide in extensive solo and group exhibitions.

His artistic œuvre echoes in his work as a musician. For his musical outputs he uses the pseudonym Alva Noto. With a strong adherence to reductionism he leads his sound experiments into the field of electronic music creating his own code of signs, acoustics and visual symbols. Together with Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider he is co-founder of the label 'raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton'. Diverse musical projects include remarkable collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda (cyclo.), Blixa Bargeld or Mika Vainio. Nicolai toured extensively as Alva Noto through Europe, Asia, South America and the US. Among others, he performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. Most recently Nicolai scored the music for Alejandro González Iñárritu's newest film, 'The Revenant' which has been nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Award."

-Carsten Nicolai Website (http://carstennicolai.com/?c=biography)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. HYbr:ID Noh Talk 6:32

2. HYbr:ID Sync Dark 4:57

3. HYbr:ID Noh Human 8:19

4. HYbr:ID Sync Inter 5:32

5. HYbr:ID Collective Open 5:19

6. HYbr:ID Obsessive Behaviour Day 4:31

7. HYbr:ID Obsessive Behaviour Night 5:17

8. HYbr:ID Para Contamination 5:09

9. HYbr:ID Script Solitude 6:26

10. HYbr:ID Script Sacre Drone 4:37

11. HYbr:ID Script Broken Conversation 3:57

12. HYbr:ID Rehuman 4:43

13. HYbr:ID Epilogue 2:54

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