Portuguese violist Ernesto Rodrigues joins with German electronic improviser Has W Koch for an album of interactive acoustics and electronics, where textures from Rodrigues' viola are fed into Koch's electronics to create new and unanticipated transformations, both patiently evolving the textures to reveal sublime minutiae and detail.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs381
Squidco Product Code: 23889
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Lisbon, Portugal, November 9th, 2004 by Ernesto Rodrigues.
Hans W. Koch-electronics
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1. Percezione Del Mondo 10:36
2. 1+1=1 7:55
3. Memorie Di Pietra 13:55
4. Acqua 5:44
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"The latest work by the violinist Ernesto Rodrigues has just been edited. This edition is a duo with the German Hans W Koch, edited by netlabel CtrAltCanc. "Nostalgia" is the result of the combination of ideas of a pair that generates a constant evolution of textures that feed progressively. Hans W Koch manipulates electronic logic by interfering with beeps and blips in a markedly irregular cadence. Ernesto Rodrigues introduces other elements, sometimes soft records, other times by forcefully tearing the violin from the wood.
Following the classical lowercase aesthetic, music rarely rises in volume - one of the rare occasions when this happens is in the final crescendo of the first play. Among the four tracks that fill this edition, "Nostalgia" holds for the microscopic attention that is given to the detail, at every sound moment, to every minute detail. And although it is a partnership, the end product sounds coherent and cohesive."-Nuno Catarino, The Jazz Form (translated on Google Translate)
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"He has been playing the violin for 30 years and in that time has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and improvised music, live and in the studio.
His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed music.
The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and textural elements.
Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning.
Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups.
Music for Dance, Cinema, Video and Performance.
Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, which mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music."-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
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• Show Bio for Hans W. Koch
"c.v.: since 2016 professor for sound. at the academy of media arts, cologne. 2015 guestprofessor for sound. at the academy of media arts, cologne. 2012-2015 lecturer for hybrid sound composition and extended systems. at the institute for music and media, duesseldorf. 2009 visiting artist at "the school of the art institute of chicago". 2007 visiting professor at the california institute of the arts, teaching composition and experimental sound practices. 1995 graduation as composer at the music college of cologne. 1988-95 studies at the music college of cologne. beginning with music theory, from 1989 on composition with johannes fritsch and piano with erwin kuckertz. 1984-88 studies at the university of education, weingarten: music, history, physics. graduation with 1. staatsexamen in 1988. (middle-school teacher). 1983-84 studies at the university of tübingen: egyptology, ancient oriental studies, religious studies. living in cologne as composer, performer and soundartist."-Hans W. Koch Website (http://www.hans-w-koch.net/)
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