Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.
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Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: UB009
Squidco Product Code: 27324
Pieces for two (A3, A5, A6) and four players (A2, B1) have been recorded with overdubs.
A1, A4, B1 recorded in Halle (Saale), in 2017, by Claus Stormer.
A2 recorded in Berlin, in 2017, by Christoph Schlimbach
. A3, A5, B2 recorded in Berlin, in 2012, by Hannes Lingens
. A6 recorded in in Mulhouse, Milan, in 2015, by Stefano Greco and Augustin Muller.
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• Show Bio for Hannes Lingens
"Hannes Lingens is a drummer and accordionist active in the field ofcontemporary and experimental music.
He is part of the ensembles Obliq, Konzert Minimal, [ro], Die Hochstaplerand the musicians collective Umlaut Berlin.
He has worked with improvisors like Tetuzi Akiyama, Alexander Frangenheim,Madoka Kouno, Christof Kurzmann, Olaf Rupp and Matthias Schubert.
As an interpreter he has collaborated with composers Peter Ablinger, AntoineBeuger, Philip Corner, Sven-Åke Johansson, Catherine Lamb, Christian Kestenand Manfred Werder among others.
He also composes music himself."-Hannes Lingens Website (http://hanneslingens.de/index.php/info/about/)
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1. Cymbal I 1:26
2. Goofy Footer 6:14
3. Arhythmic Perfection 3:26
4. Cymbal II 0:39
5. Arhythmic Perfection (Reprise) 1:46
6. Etwas Runder IV 6:14
1. Four Cymbals 15:27
2. Early Spring 6:56
sample the album:
"Although composed over a period of six years and employing a variety of compositional strategies, the pieces compiled here have a few things in common: They all explore very limited material and in each of them the instrumental frame is narrowed down to one instrument or type of instruments. In the pieces for two and four players, all parts are constructed from the same material.
The three solo improvisations have strong conceptual limitations: "Cymbal I" and "Cymbal II" have been recorded with extremely close microphones, allowing for details to come to the surface that one normally surpasses. "Early Spring" has been recorded with the window open on a particularly warm day in spring 2012, percussion sounds are carefully added to the distant city noises coming in through the window."-Umlaut
"I love the regular irregularity of patterns and textures found in nature, the shape of a tree or the sound of water running over rocks in a stream. I am thinking of these pieces as images of such natural phenomena, something ancient and archaic that has been there long before us and will probably stay much longer. Duration's of the performances have been defined in the context of this particular record. Also as far as instrumentation is concerned, I view these realizations as propositions rather than definite statements."-Hannes Lingens, December 2018
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