XYZ is the trio of Pierre-Yves Martel (feedback & static), Martin Tetreault (turntable), & Philippe Lauzier (reeds) improvising with post-industrial sound orchestration using electronic and acoustic sources.
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Catalog ID: ET 14
Squidco Product Code: 14593
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Ross Murray in September and December of 2010 at Happyrock International, Chelsea, Quebec.
Pierre-Yves Martel-feedback, static
Martin Tetreault-pick-up, equalizer
Phillippe Lauzier-soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, prepared amplifier
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1. x = R (z) 5:03
2. z = (aZ + b) / (cZ + d) 4:15
3. (x + yi) i = - y + xi 5:59
4. z - a = K (Z - a) 5:38
5. xx' - yy' + (xy' + yx) i 5:26
6. y = cZ + d 7:52
7. z = (a/c) + (bc - ad) (z'/c) 3:04
8. X + X'i = x 5:19
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Canadian Composition & Improvisation
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"In this formula the listener assists to complete sound improvisation thanks to noisemaking, post-industrial sound orchestration, electronic and acoustic sources all of which leave far behind any preconceptions of music. Vibrant polyphony, underlying rhythm, and melody are heard, yet in an opaque and experimentation fashion. For their album, XYZ, Sir Martel, Sir Tétreault, and Sir Lauzier, create fertile ground."-Dame
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"Pierre-Yves Martel. Born Vanier, Ontario, Canada, 1979. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (viola da gamba, double bass, objects)
Following a unique artistic path, Pierre-Yves Martel is constantly renewing his musical identity and practice. Though a instrumentalist, he identifies himself first and foremost as a sound artist whose work oscillates between perpetual research and experimentation. It is in this spirit that he has revisited the viola da gamba, utilizing this traditional instrument in new contexts and thus reengaging it with the contemporary world. Having created an authentic musical language through non-conventional techniques and instrumental preparations, he also works outside of instrumental music altogether, using a variety of objects rife with new sonic possibilities, from contact-mics and speakers to motors, wheels, surfaces and textures."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/martel_pi/)
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