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Warelis, Marta: A Grain of Earth (Relative Pitch)

Working inside and out of the piano and sometime evoking wild sounds that seem to have no relationship to the instrument, Polish-born and Amsterdam-based pianist Marta Warelis explores the concepts of realities beyond our perception, and a thought that we are a part of a big organism where everything goes endlessly bigger and smaller in scale of size, time and speed.

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UPC: 5904224870720

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS014
Squidco Product Code: 32095

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Splendor, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on October 22nd, 2021, by Marta Warelis.


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"Pianist Marta Warelis (1986) is a vibrant performer with a strong preference for improvisation and experimentation in all genres. She continually aims for instant composing on the basis of new sounds and influences. Her work draws inspiration from music across the globe including cumbia, Angolan dance music, as well as jazz, western classical music and the various schools of free improvisation. Born and raised in Poland where she graduated with honours from WSJiMR in Wroclaw, Marta moved to Groningen in 2010 to attend the Prins Claus Conservatory. In 2014 she found her place in Amsterdam, very quickly becoming an active member of the local improvisers' scene. Marta has appeared frequently in the Bimhuis, where in 2017 she was given a Carte Blanche in recognition of her remarkable talents. She performs with a variety of creative musicians including Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Mike Reed, Andy Moor, Joost Buis, dancers Lily Kiara and Michael Shumacher, as well with such groups as Hupata!, Omawi, Future Neighbor, Polyband, Edge Ensemble, Strings5, Xavier Pamplona, Warelis/Rosaly/Lumley/Dikeman and Bazooka."

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track listing:

1. Echoes 4:28

2. (Into) Body In Pieces 4:00

3. Trip On The Light Toe 4:45

4. Acceptance 4:03

5. Minute Creatures 3:15

6. In Waves 3:18

7. A Grain Of Earth 3:33

8. Invisible Threads 3:17

9. Ashes To Sea 1:55
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"'A grain of Earth' is the first solo venture and expression of several years of working with instant compositions and the timbral possibilities of an acoustic piano. This has been wrapped in an idea of realities beyond our perception, and a thought that we are a part of a big organism where everything goes endlessly bigger and smaller in scale of size, time and speed. Everything moves in constantly interfering waves of energy; echoing and reflecting, in ceaseless dance of creation and destruction. It is a tiny journey from the earthly perspective, nothing but a grain of experience in full attention and total acceptance."-Relative Pitch

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