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Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt: Tides (Confront)

It started as Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek's, request to saxophonist Neil Welch to improvise over a track that he sent to him; on receipt of the track he was so impressed with the details that he created this unexpected and rich work of organized sound from it.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 54
Squidco Product Code: 21923

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Constructed by Rutger Zuydervelt using looped phrases culled from a tenor saxophone improvisation by Neil Welch.


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Neil Welch

Rutger Zuydervelt

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1. Tides 38:02
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"Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) sent saxophonist Neil Welch (of duo Bad Luck) a 'backing track' to improvise on, with the idea to keep the electronic part intact as the spine of this new piece. But once he received Neil's recording, things turned out differently. While toying around with the saxophone improvisation, Rutger noticed it was full of fantastic details, and wanted to emphasize these, overlaying various looped parts, with wonderful results. So the original idea went out the window, and it was decided to solely work with Neil's improvisation.

Tides was approached as a continuous stream of sound, maybe comparable to Brian Eno's 'Thursday Afternoon' or 'Neroli', but far less soothing. The 38 minutes on the release can be seen as a chop from an infinite, miasmic flow of melting saxophone phrases."-Confront


Artist Biographies:

"Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. Rutger's music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. His pieces can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals itself upon closer listening. The devil is in the details.

Rutger was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Rotterdam. He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released cd-rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, with great critical acclaim. Since than, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Type, Important, Home Normal, 12K, Entr'acte, Dekorder, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Experimedia and Staalplaat. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Rutger collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Steinbrüchel, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Mats Gustafsson, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis, Stephen Vitiello, Michel Banabila, Dirk Serries and Dead Neanderthals, amongst many others.

He frequently works with film makers, like Makino Takashi, Mike Hoolboom, John Price, Paul Clipson and Chris Teerink, for whom he composed a soundtrack for his documentary about Sol LeWitt. Rutger also recorded the music for the Canadian drama The Cold and the Quiet from 2014. Furthermore, his music was used in Edward Burtynsky's Watermark, the drama Stone (with Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton) and Josh Fox' influential Gasland and Gasland Part II documentaries. Besides films, Rutger also composes music for dance pieces, like Alix Eynaudi and Kris Verdonck's EXIT (premiéred at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin), Alexander Whitley's The Measures Taken (for the Royal Opera in London) and Beheld (for Candoco Dance Company), and multiple pieces by Spanish/Dutch choreographer Iván Pérez. Then there's Rutgers installation work, in which the dialogue with the environment plays an important role. He did projects for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NAi (Dutch Architecture Institute), the new Armando Museum MOA, Sounds Like Audio Art in Saskatoon (Canada), the Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netwerk in Aalst (Belgium) and children's museum Villa Zebra in Rotterdam."

-Machinefabriek Website (http://www.machinefabriek.nu/about/biography)
11/21/2017

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