The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Chrysakis, Thanos / Philip Somervell: Knotted Alembic (Aural Terrains)

The 7 part "Knotted Alembic" is an improvisation between electroacoustic artist and label leader Thanos Chrysakis and Brazilian based Chilean pianist Philip Somervell performing inside and out of the piano.
 

Price: $15.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 885767866935

Label: Aural Terrains
Catalog ID: TRRN0517
Squidco Product Code: 15572

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Greece/UK
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in August 2010 except track 5 which was recorded in August 2008. Mastered at Meridian Studio by Thanos Chrysakis.


Personnel:

Thanos Chrysakis-inside piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, radio, Shruti box, chimes

Philip Somervell-inside piano, piano

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. I 3:39

2. II 8:13

3. III 9:27

4. IV 3:13

5. V 9:16

6. VI 8:34

7. VII 1:15
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Instant Rewards

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Thanos Chrysakis' output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971, residing in the UK since 1998. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. Recent compositions include: ΜΑΓΜΑ (Monochrome Vision 2011) Subterranean Sky (Aural Terrains 2010), EIRMOS I / II (for Wilfrido Terrazas [solo flute/bass flute] 2011), ERRINA (for Alexander Bruck [solo viola] 2011). His current performing projects are: a Trio with Wade Matthews and Dario Bernal-Villegas, a duo with Wade Matthews, and another trio with James O'Sullivan and Jerry Wigens.

Current and upcoming projects for 2012-13 include a residency at Visby centre for composers in Sweden, a series of compositions for Chris Cundy (bass and contrabass clarinet), Jason Adler (bass clarinet), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Kate Ryder (piano), Claire Chase (bass flute), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello), Tzenka Dianova (piano), and Dana Jessen (bassoon) + a new CD of electronic music entitled ' ἔκνηψις '.

Anglo-Chilean pianist Philip Somervell is currently residing in Brazil. Studied Jazz and Philosophy in London, where he worked for several years as a teacher. Plays inside and outside piano. Was featured at Freedom Of The City (2010 and 2011), As Alike As Trees Festival (2011), The Workshop Concert Series at Café Oto, and the Interlace concert series at Goldsmiths College. Philip played in a trio with Eddie Prevost and Guillaume Viltard, and has intermittent private and public collaborations with Jennifer Allum, Jamie Coleman, Seymour Wright, Federico Reuben, Jerry Wigens, Paul May, among others. Philip also plays in and writes for Aida Severo and Pippo's Progress."-Aural Terrains


Artist Biographies:

"Thanos Chrysakis' output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971. After residing in the UK between 1998-2014 he moved in 2015 to Belarus. With several albums to his name his work has appeared in festivals and events in several countries, including CYNETart Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau - Dresden, Academy of Arts / M:AI (Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW)- Berlin, TU - Berlin, Diapason Gallery - New York, ohrenhoch - der Geräuschladen Gallery - Berlin Neukölln, Spazioersetti Gallery - Udine, XXII "Sound Ways" International New Music Festival - St. Petersburg, Artus Contemporary Arts Studio - Budapest, CRUCE Gallery - Madrid, Fylkingen - Stockholm, Relative (Cross) Hearings festival - Budapest, ZEPPELIN festival - Barcelona, IVM (Institut Valencià de la Música) - Valencia, Motus/Festival Futura 2013 / 21 édition - Crest-Vallée de la Drôme-Diois, Xposed Club - Cheltenham, Festival de Música Contemporanea "Ramiro Guerra" - Monterrey, FACT Centre - Liverpool, Association Ryoanji - Salle Des Fêtes - Ahun, The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale/International Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar 2014 - Hanover-New Hampshire, Frost School of Music - Clarke Recital Hall - Coral Gables/Florida, XIII Festival Internacional de Música Nueva - Monterrey, Splendor - Amsterdam, VI European Clarinet Festival - Camerino - Italy, Logos Foundation - Ghent, Palacio de Bellas Artes - Mexico City, "On the Edge of Perceptibility - Sound Art" Műcsarnok Kunsthalle - Budapest, Festival del Bosque GERMINAL - Mexico City, Noise & Fury Festival - Moscow, Oosterkerk - Amsterdam, Center for New Music - San Francisco, Västerås Konstmuseum - Västerås, Störung festival - Barcelona, BMIC Cutting Edge concert series - The Warehouse - London.

His music has been frequently aired by RAI Radio 3, BBC Radio 3, Radio Portugal Antenna 2, Radio Nacional de España Radio 3, Ireland's RTÉ Lyric FM, Polskie Radio (Warsaw), RTS - Radio Belgrade 3 (Serbia), FM Brussel, Elektramusic (Strasbourg), CKCU FM - (Ottawa), Undae! Radio and Onda Sonora - Radio Circulo de Bellas Artes (CBA) (Madrid), Radio Horizon (Johannesburg), Motus/Radio Saint Ferréol -Les Territoires Du Son (la radio du Val de Drôme), Radio Nova (Oslo) among others. In addition, his texts have been also appeared in the Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), the Vague Terrain Journal, and in the volumes The Book of Guilty Pleasures and The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today (Manchester University Press) edited by Marc James Léger. He composes for electronic and acoustic instruments, as well environmental sounds, focusing on the structural, aesthetic and transfigured capacity of sonic matter.

His formal training encompasses percussion (Dimitris Tzafestas), Sonic Arts (Hugh Davies) at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts and a PhD in composition from Goldsmiths, University of London (EMS/Michael Young) as well as private studies in orchestration with Dmitri Smirnov. However it is the yearning of the creative praxis itself that transmitted the crucial aspect of artistic practice: that something has to be staked, that something must be ventured.

His work was amongst the selected works at the 32nd International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Composition Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon (the jury was constituted by Morton Subotnick (USA), François Bayle (France), and Miguel Azguime (Portugal).

He has written music for distinguished musicians such as Philippe Brunet (flugelhorn, trumpet), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Chris Cundy (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Jason Alder (bass clarinet), Alexander Bruck (viola), Yoni Silver (bass clarinet), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello), Nadia Ratsimandresy (Onde), Mikael Rudolfsson (alto trombone), Matias Karlsen Bjornstad (soprano saxophone), Liam Hockley (clarinets), Michael Pelzel (church organ), Kate Ryder (piano, prepared piano), Tzenka Dianova (piano), Claire Chase (bass flute), Peter Evans (trumpet), Julie Kjaer (alto saxophone/alto, Luis Tabuenca (percussion), Philip Chase Hawkins (trumpet).

Recent compositions amongst others, include: Above the Hidden Track an Endless Blaze (Aural Terrains 2015), Terra Firma (for Mikael Rudolfsson [alto trombone] 2015), Astraea (for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, 2013), Undercurrent (for Liam Hockley [clarinet in A] 2014), Arché (for Chris Cundy [baritone saxophone] 2014), Nocturnal Flight (for Nadia Ratsimandresy [onde] 2014), Ingress (for Yoni Silver [bass clarinet] 2015), Canto Intrare (for Philippe Brunet & Philip Chase Hawkins [duo trumpets] 2015), Μήτε το Κύμα / Νé da'll onde (for Wilfrido Terrazas & Natalia Pérez Turner [bass flute / cello] 2014].

He has recorded/performed with a number of improvisers including among others Wade Matthews, Dario Bernal-Villegas, Jerry Wigens, James O'Sullivan, Philip Somervell, Jamie Coleman, Chris Cundy, Zsolt Sőrés, Sebastian Lexer, Javier Pedreira, Julie Kjaer, Artur Vidal, Christian Kobi, Christian Skjødt, Yoni Silver, Nuno Torres, Kurt Liedwart, Ernesto Rodrigues, Abdul Moimême. Furthermore, he has also closely collaborated with the visual artists Pascal Dombis, and Villő Turcsány. Since 2007 he operates the record-label 'Aural Terrains' focusing in electroacoustics, composed and improvised music.

He has held residencies at the Visby Centre for Composers (twice) and at the Artus Contemporary Arts Studio in Budapest. His work has been supported by PRS for Music Foundation and the Swedish Art Council.

Current and upcoming projects for 2016-17 include a residency at the Porticello Artist Residency in Calabria/Italy, a series of compositions for the Hyperion Ensemble, Tim Hodgkinson (bass clarinet), Yoni Silver (bass clarinet), Tibi Cenuser (trombone), for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, for Konus Quartett, for Liam Hockley (clarinets in A and E♭), Laura Faoro (bass flute), Philippe Brunet (trumpet), Elena Kakaliagou (french horn), Stephan Vermeersch (bass clarinet), Alexander Bruck (viola), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello), Chris Cundy (bass clarinets), Markus Wenninger (clarinet E♭), Serge Bertocchi (Tubax E♭), Shadanga Duo (alto flute/alto clarinet), Katalin Szanyi (alto flute), Jason Alder (contra bass clarinet), Alejandro Tello (oboe), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Dana Jessen (bassoon) as well a new electronic music CD entitled 'Equinox'."

-Aural Terrains (http://www.auralterrains.com/chrysakis/en/bio/)
12/13/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Philip Somervell is an Anglo-Chilean pianist currently residing in Brazil. Studied Jazz and Philosophy in London, where he worked for several years as a teacher.

Plays inside and outside piano. Was featured at Freedom Of The City (2010 and 2011), As Alike As Trees Festival (2011), The Workshop Concert Series at Café Oto, and the Interlace concert series at Goldsmiths College. Philip played in a trio with Eddie Prevost and Guillaume Viltard, and has intermittent private and public collaborations with Jennifer Allum, Jamie Coleman, Seymour Wright, Federico Reuben, Jerry Wigens, Paul May, among others. Philip also plays in and writes for Aida Severo and Pippo's Progress."

-Aural Terrains (http://auralterrains.com/releases/17)
12/13/2017

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Chrysakis, Thanos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Abdul Moimeme
Micrographia
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues
Skiagraphia
(Creative Sources)
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme
Exaiphnes
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Christian Kobi / Christian Skjodt / Zsolt Sores
Carved Water
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
ΜΑΓΜΑ / MAGMA
(Monochrome Vision)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy
Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme
Exaiphnes
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Above the Hidden Track An Endless Blaze
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan
Asphodels Abide
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews / Javier Pedreira
Garnet Skein
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens
Zafiros en el Barro
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ
(Aural Terrains)
Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens
Magnetic River
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / James O'Sullivan / Jerry Wigens
Syneuma
(Aural Terrains)
Eventless Plot
Recon
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews
Numen
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas
Parallaxis
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Subterranean Sky
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas
ENANTIO_DROMIA
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens
Instant-Cascade-Distant
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Klage
(Aural Terrains)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Chrysakis, Thanos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Abdul Moimeme
Micrographia
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Kurt Liedwart / Nuno Torres / Ernesto Rodrigues
Skiagraphia
(Creative Sources)
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme
Exaiphnes
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme
Exaiphnes
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas
Parallaxis
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Subterranean Sky
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas
ENANTIO_DROMIA
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens
Instant-Cascade-Distant
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Klage
(Aural Terrains)
Other Recommended Releases:
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Christian Kobi / Christian Skjodt / Zsolt Sores
Carved Water
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
ΜΑΓΜΑ / MAGMA
(Monochrome Vision)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy
Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
Above the Hidden Track An Endless Blaze
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy / James O'Sullivan
Asphodels Abide
(Aural Terrains)
Edwards, Michael
For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)
(Aural Terrains)
Tabuenca, Luis
Volaverunt
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews / Javier Pedreira
Garnet Skein
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis / Slaven / O'Sullivan / Wigens
Zafiros en el Barro
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos
ΕΚΝΗΨΙΣ
(Aural Terrains)
Lerman, Ayelet / Wade Matthews / Carmel Raz
Growing Carrots in a Concrete Floor
(Aural Terrains)
Branche / Chrysakis / Soloveitzik / O'Sullivan / Vidal / Wigens
Magnetic River
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / James O'Sullivan / Jerry Wigens
Syneuma
(Aural Terrains)
Eventless Plot
Recon
(Aural Terrains)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews
Numen
(Aural Terrains)

Search for other titles on the Aural Terrains label.