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Banabila, Michel: All Connected (StealthRec)

Collaborations between electronic artist Michel Banabila, 14 tracks in total along with 16 musicians of experimental electronic, compositional, and electronica forms, inspired by the Disquiet Junto project and with artists including Machinefabriek, Radboud Mens, violinist Oene van Geel and Mayana Golovchenko, each track revealing different aspects of Banabila's broad interests.
 

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UPC: 195081526454

Label: StealthRec
Catalog ID: CD 01
Squidco Product Code: 29634

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in March and April 2020, except: 'Organ Music Softly' recorded in 2012. 'Sun Shade Parasol' and 'Amal' recorded in 2015.


Personnel:

Michel Banabila-composer, editor

All n4tural-performer

Emile Visser-performer

Gijs Witdouck-performer

Grzegorz Bojanek-performer

Kristopher Cadwell-performer

Machinefabriek-performer

Mark Lentczner-performer

Maryana Golovchenko-performer

Matthew Harris-performer

Oene van Geel-performer

Radboud Mens-performer

Robert Jarvis-performer

Salar Asid-performer

Samo Giorgio Giuriola-performer

Willem Cramer-performer

Yuko Parris

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Artist Biographies:

"Michel Banabila, born 1961, is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. He worked / performed in The Netherlands, Poland, Lebanon, UK, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Spain, China, USA and Belgium. Banabila is especially keen on mixing disciplines and music styles, using elements and influences from jazz, electronic music, classical and world music. Therefore there is no particular genre to categorize Banabila's music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet. He collaborated with different types of artists like Anton Goudsmit, Erkan Oğur, Hanyo van Oosterom, Holger Czukay, Joshua Samson, Machinefabriek, Mete Erker, Oene van Geel, Radboud Mens, Salar Asid, Sandhya Sanjana, Scanner, Yaşar Saka , Eric Vloeimans, and Zenial, among others.

Besides making albums and musical scores, Banabila works with theatre, dance and visual art on more conceptual artistic projects. He builds a database with samples; uses the city environment as a recording studio, collects fragments of spoken texts, which he composes into soundscapes, audio/visual installations and performances. Using recordings of speech in several languages Banabila experiments with the tonality of words and the "sound system" of languages. Banabila worked on various projects with video artists Geert Mul, Olga Mink, and photographer Gerco de Ruijter. With Geert Mul he has an audiovisual set, Big Data Poetry, which they performed live in venues like The Barbican (London) during the Logan Symposium 2014, Yukunkun (Beirut) during the Global Week For Syria 2014, and TENT (Rotterdam) during Sound Spectrums 2012. With Olga Mink he performed at the LUX Festival (Sevilla), the VAD Festival (Girona) and the State Of The Image Festival (Arnhem) in 2006. For Gerco de Ruijter he did sound design for several stop-frame animations, like the critically acclaimed Crops, shown in the Hirhshorn Museum (2013 / Washington DC) and Ringdijk at Panorama Mesdag (2016 / The Hague)"

-Michel Banabila Website (http://www.banabila.com/biography)
9/23/2020

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"Violist / composer Oene van Geel (1973) is a true adventurer in music. Influenced by jazz, chamber music, Indian music and free improvisation, he has applied his virtuoso improvisation skills and his composition talents to a wide scope of musical activities. He toured in Europe, India, Japan, the USA and Canada.

As a player he is currently active with: Zapp4, Estafest, The Nordanians, Haanstra & van Geel and a duo with Matteo Mijderwijk. Besides these groups he is regularly invited as an improvising guest soloist.

He has won the Boy Edgar Award (2013), the Sena Performers Toonzetters Award (2012, with Zapp4) Kersjes Award (2005, with Zapp4), the Deloitte Jazz Award (2002), Dutch Jazz Competition (2001) and the Jur Naessens Music Award (2000).

Oene composes for his own groups, but also writes for other ensembles / soloists such as:

The David Kweksilber Big Band, Osiris Trio, New European Ensemble, Calefax, Ensemble Black Pencil, Amstel Quartet, Steven Kamperman Quintet, Frederieke Saeijs, Remy van Kesteren & Eric Vloeimans, Eric Bosgraaf, Jeugd Orkest Nederland, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Matangi Quartet, Tetzepi bigtet, Ricciotti Ensemble, Nikolay Shugaev, David Braid and many others.

In 2015 Oene wrote his first viola concerto for Emlyn Stam and the New European Ensemble (premiered 18 December at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam).

Oene often gets commissions by festivals such as: Het Nederlands Vioolconcours (2016), Cello Biennale Amsterdam (2016 and 2008), 25 years Osiris Trio (2014), Storioni Festival (2013), Orlando Festival (2012), North Sea Jazz Festival (2005), SJU Jazz Festival (2002), Marathon Festival Oosterpoort (2002).

As a player and / or composer he was involved in theatre productions with the following companies / directors: Silbersee, Holland Opera, Marcel Sijm, Hollands Diep, Boukje Schweigman, Eric Vaarzon Morel, Saartje van Camp, Tafel van Vijf (Herman van Baar), De Wereldband and the Sonnevanck theatre.

Oene has a special interest in dance: he often works with dancer/ choreographer Kenzo Kusuda, dancer/ choreographer Heather Ware and he will do a collaboration with choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman in 2018."

-Oene van Geel Website (http://oenevangeel.com/biography/)
9/23/2020

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"Radboud Mens is a sound-artist, composer and sound designer. He started creating noise-machines in 1988. In the early 90s he attached contact mics to dog's brushes that he used to destroy vinyl records by scratch-playing them, boosting the signal through broken cassette-decks and recording the results. He also made rhythmic-noise using a broken turntable. In 1994 these experiments were released as a two CD set by the British label i-Records under the project names Hyware and Technoise. To achieve the full effect, listeners had to mix the two discs together themselves.From 1997 on he also released music under his own name, music that is more minimal and conceptual. For his CD Cl;ck, which was made in 1997/1998, but released two years later, he used digital clicks and errors he collected while cleaning up digital recordings during his stint as a sound engineer at the Centre Of Electronic Music in Amsterdam. Pulse, his next CD release, is based on a DSP function called 'convolution'. He worked on the vocabulary for this CD for two years.

Radboud Mens has worked with a broad variety of sound artists and composers, including Stephan Mathieu, Janek Schaefer and Timeblind, voice-artist Jaap Blonk, guitarist Dan Armstrong (as Fitness Landscape), Michel Banabila, Mark Poysden (as Alignment), Craig Ward (ex-Deus), and Matthijs Kouw. His music has been released by Staalplaat, Mutek_Rec, AudioNL, ERS, Bake Records, Noise Museum, Takashi Mobile, Tapu Records and Touch; and Audio-NL and Vynalogica released some of his minimal-techno as a series of 12" LPs. In live situations he collaborates with video artists such as Marco Douma, Remco Schuurbiers, Bas van Koolwijk and Jpech. He co-founded the ERS label with Dan Armstrong in 1999, which is dedicated to experimental ambient-noise and drone music; after a break of 10 years, ERS is now active again.

He presented a radio show called Earbitten for the Amsterdam free radio station Radio 100 for sixteen years between 1986 and 2003. He still has a radio show called 230 Volt on the Concertzender in the Netherlands and alternates as the producer of the Staalplaat radio shows on dfm.nu"

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4783-Radboud-Mens)
9/23/2020

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track listing:


1. Dartel 3:34

2. Distant Light (Fieldrec Mix) 2:42

3. Mood Swings (Phase II Disquiet Junto 0430 Solitary Ensembles X2 Mix) 5:02

4. Organ Music Softly 3:17

5. Sunshade Parasol 5:30

6. All Connected 6:27

7. Amal (Edit) 5:55

8. Intermission 3:50

9. April 2020 2:15

10. Calm After Storm 5:05

11. A Quiet Mantra Of Hope 6:23

12. Lacandon 6:16

13. April 2020 (Alternate Mix) 1:58

14. The Start And End Of My R&B Vocal Career (Phase III Disquiet 0431 Solitary Ensembles X 3 Mix) 4:36

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The first release is not a new Michel Banabila as such, even when most of the releases have not been heard before, but it is rather a primer for what Banabila does. And that is a lot of different things. He has a lot of solo releases, which go all over the place, from straight ambient music to modern classical, rhythmic music (techno, world) and even a bit more brutal electronic music. Then there are also many collaborations he does, some of which can be found here. With electronic musicians such as Machinefabriek and Radboud Mens, but also with violinist Oene van Geel or Mayana Golovchenko. If Michel Banabila is a name you heard but not the music that he made, then this is a great place to start. It may move all over the place, from the slow-developing techno beat of the title piece to introspective violin in 'Amal' (with Salar Asid), strange organ stabs of 'Intermission' (inspired the Residents, perhaps?), voice improvisation with Golovchenko, the slow ambient rhythms he produces with Radboud Mens in a fine ambient house mode. One could think that Banabila touches upon many grounds and that it is perhaps too much. I would take a different position, however, in this case. If the musician wants to dip into so many styles, we simply have no alternative than to follow him and enjoy his many musical interests. It is not for the narrow-minded, I'd think, but for those people who are always open to experiencing something new. Just as Banabila is on a similar path of discovery. Sported by a lovely cover of Banabila's studio, re-created in cardboard by his daughter Nina."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly


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