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Slowly unfolding soundwork from 2 experimenters using piano and computers, gentle and unfolding tranquil music that weaves assuredly in a Feldman-esque beauty.

Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John

Schmickler, Marcus / Tilbury, John: Variety (A-Musik)
Label: A-Musik    
Released in: Germany    

"Musical events which are more or less alien to each other meet in a wide and harmonically differentiated space, which is explored in different directions. Briefly, they communicate - only to seperate again. Diverse actions form a clearly discernable foreground: the piano provides flageolets and piccicati, slow arpeggi and feldmanesque figures which move through the space supplied by the computer sounds while, at the same time combining with these. From time to time, little events rear their heads as if posing a question. A mutual pulse is an altogether rare occurance. The piano's harmonic figures meet with computer sounds unexpectedly within a slowly changing acoustic environment. Piano pixies sing and dance serenely in a virtual space while the noises from the instrument insitage dialogues with the computer. The music ist tranquil, never aggressive And is at almost every moment polyphonic in the good old sense of the word. Pretty often, the two musicians play on two different planes so that in spite of the slowness of the whole thing, the resulting complex relationships offer a lot of surprises. Once the listener has become engaged in this process, he/she will remain so and become ever more curious. The sureness and the tranquility which emanats from these musical actions, figures, shapes and processes, acknowledges and asserts the ghost of Morton Feldman, who seems to hover benevolantly over these sounds: stop asking questions."-Johannes Fritsch

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Product Information:

Label: A-Musik
Catalog ID: A 029CD
Squidco Product Code: 5559

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Germany
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Loft, Cologne, February 22 & 23, 2004.


Marcus Schmickler-Inside piano, computer

John Tilbury-piano

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