An anniversary release for the 10 year collaboration of Ease, the duo of Klaus Filip and Noid, using Filip's ppooll software (formerly lloopp) to tailor both pure electronic sound and modified field recordings into subtle and mysterious sound environments.
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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 52
Squidco Product Code: 23213
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Track one recorded live @ Teni Zvuka Festival, ESG21, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 8th, 2014, by Ilia Belorukov.
Track two recorded live @ KLINGT.ORG Festival, in, Vienna, Austria, on January 10th, 2015, by Vladi Tchapanov and Dieb13.
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"Among the many collaborations between Klaus Filip and Noid Ease is the only band, performing continuously over the last 10 years. For this anniversary they release a CD with two tracks from live recordings:
Their music generates a hypnotic atmosphere out of musical atoms: sine waves, noise and clicks. Very pure, very fragile, beautifully restrained, creating abstract spaces and voids of many dimensions.
Both perform on ppooll, a freeware-project driven by Klaus Filip with contributions from various users, including Noid. The instruments they use for Ease are very much tailored to their needs, but freely available to anyone.
Klaus Filip's sine wave synth and 2D interface is a result of a more that 20 years of research and development in pure, generated sounds. Noid's approach starts from field recording: noises from various mechanical devices like fans, AC's and so on as well as nature recordings from wind, geysers, water, and more, revealing only microscopic traces of their origin.
Although the starting points are very different the two musicians meet in a shared understanding of aesthetics, an antithesis to analogue. Two musicians face to face on a table - two laptops - no nonsense - quasi acousmatic, the beauty of genuine truth."
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"Klaus Filip *1963 computer music, programming, composition. Klaus Filip is a performer/composer/programmer and is maybe the first viennese musician, who used the laptop on stage at around 1993. Study of Musicology and Elektroacoustics (ELAK) at Wofgang Musil at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. The main focus of his current work is sinewaves, whose subtle and adducent sounds are used in a wide dynamic range. As a sound artist he searches to cross sound and light. Klaus Filip runs a software project called ppooll (formerly known as lloopp) that is a networking collection of a variety of modules. This freeware is widely used by improvising musicians all over the world. Teaching position at the university of applied arts, vienna. Steady dispute with the computer as a musical instrument.
Colaborations with: Radu Malfatti, Kai Fagaschinski, Werner Dafeldecker, Dieb13, Christof Kurzmann, Boris Hauf, Christian Fennesz, Jason Kahn, John Butcher, Sabine Marte, Gilles Aubry, Noid, Mattin, Red White, Cynthia Schwertsik, Cordula Bösze, Silvia Fässler, Taku Unami, Oblaat, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tim Blechmann, Ivan Palacky, Burkhard Stangl, Eddie Prevost, John Tilbury, Ko Ichikawa, Nikos Veliotis, Axel Dörner, Masahiko Okura, Susanna Gartmayer, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Seijiro Murayama, Katharina Klement, Philipp Leitner, Thomas Strehl, Seymour Wright, Posset, Agnes Hvizdalek, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Leonel Kaplan, Sergio Merce U.A."-Klaus Filip Website (http://filipino.klingt.org/cvkf.html)
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