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Mayas / Galvez / Nutters / Olsen: On Creative Sources (Hail Satan) (Creative Sources)

European improvisers & associates with an amazing international network of well-known performers, in an improvising quartet of profound acoustic interaction.

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UPC: 5609063400939

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS093
Squidco Product Code: 9670

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Audiocue Tonlabor, in Berlin, Germany, on August 28th, 2006.


Carlos Galvez Taroncher-bassclarinet

Magda Mayas-piano

Koen Nutters-acoustic bass

Morten J. Olsen-percussion

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"Magda Mayas, born 1979, is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage.

Alongside the piano, Mayas has recently been performing on a Clavinet/Pianet, an electric piano from the 60s with strings and metal chimes, where she engages with noise and more visceral sound material, equally extending the instrumental sound palette using extended techniques and devices.Mayas performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers.Current projects are "Spill", a duo with drummer Tony Buck, a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax) and "Great Waitress", a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl).

She is currently undertaking Phd studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and investigating extended instrumental techniques, spectral music and psychoacoustics in an improvised music context.

Since 2013 she has also been producing radio pieces for ABC Australia and Deutschlandradio Kultur and has released 20 CDS to date.

Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia, Mexico and Lebanon and collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Andy Moor, Zeena Parkins, Joelle Leandre, Paul Lovens, Ikue Mori, Phill Niblock, Peter Evans, Andrea Neumann and Axel Dörner. She has performed at festivals and exhibitions such as Maerz Musik (2012,2015), Documenta (2012) or the Berlin Biennale ( 2014)."

-Magda Mayas Website (

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Koen Nutters is an upright bass player, born in The Hague, Netherlands in 1976. He is a founding member of the N Collective, and also organises the concertseries: DNK-Amsterdam.

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"Morten J. Olsen (b. 1981, Stavanger) is a musician, composer and artist. He studied in Amsterdam, but has been living and working in Berlin and Stavanger since 2006. Olsen mainly plays percussion, usually within selected forms of experimental music. He works with a sound palette which includes orchestral, electronic, improvised music and rock. He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia with MoHa!, Ultralyd The Pitch and his latest collaboration NMO with Rubén Patiño. Olsen is also a member of Splitter Orchester, a 25-piece improvising collective based in Berlin. He has released more than 40 records on approximately 10 different labels and recently adapted a new hobby as techno DJ."

-Morten J. Olsen Website (

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track listing:

1. non-pitch I (fast)

2. intervals and externals I (medium)

3. intervals and externals II (fast)

4. loose surface I (high end)

5. pitch III (fast points and scrapes like always)

6. loose surface II (low end)

7. mixed pitch / non-pitch (medium)

8. pitch IV (slow, near consonance)

9. loose surface III (triple end)
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Carlos Galvez Taroncher

Originally from Valencia, Spain, after clarinet studies at Madrid's Conservatorium, Carlos relocated to the Netherlands in 1995 in order to continue his musical education with Harry Sparnaay at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, obtaining a Bachelor Degree and a Second Phase Degree in Bass Clarinet. Founding member of Insomnio Ensemble and the N Collective, he collaborates with Klangforum Wien, Ictus Ensemble, ASKO Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, MusikFabrik and Radio Kamer Filharmonie with whom he has recorded for Unsounds, NMC, FMP, Cpo, Kairos, Teldec and Ox-R. He has performed at many international festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Carlos has been soloist with the Nieuw Ensemble, Klangforum Wien and Insomnio Ensemble. In 2000, after several working sessions with Pierre Boulez, Carlos Gálvez performed for the first time the version for bass clarinet and live electronics of "Dialogue de l'ombre double". During 2004-05 he was invited by the Nieuw Ensemble to premiere "Shadowtime", first Brian Ferneyhough's Opera, which was released on NMC Records.

Magda Mayas

Studied Jazz Piano and Improvisation at the University of Arts in Berlin and finished her Diploma at the "Hanns Eisler" Conservatory for Music, Berlin with Georg Graewe. Living in Amsterdam in 2001, the international network of musicians, improvisers and composers, n- collective, was founded and includes the Quartett Mayas /Nutters/Olsen/Galvez ( Magda Mayas performs internationally with various ensembles e.g in a duo with drummer Tony Buck or with her trio phono phono (Michael Renkel guitar /electr., Sabine Vogel flutes/electr., Magda Mayas piano/synth.) She appeared on various festivals, such as the the "Total Music Meeting" in 2005 and 2006, at "Konfrontationen" 2007 and did additional performances with Johannes Bauer, Christoph Kurzmann, Andy Moore, Tristan Honsinger, Frank Gratkowski and Michael Moore. Besides she is co organizing an international festival for improvised and contemporary music since 2005, especially featuring piano players: "Tasten-BerlinerKlaviertage"

Koen Nutters

Studied bass and music at the Hague and amsterdam conservatories. Graduated 2003. He plays bass or consumer electronics, composes pieces for specific ensembles and has worked with choreographers, sound artists and composers. He makes pieces for and plays music with several groups within the N Collective: Office-R(6) Mayas/Nutters/Olsen/Galvez Quartet N Ensemble TAPE THAT He composed pieces for the SOIL Ensemble, the Adapter Ensemble the N Ensemble and the QNG138 Recorded Quartet He played in the Transmediale festival (Berlin), the SKIF festival (St.Petersburg), the Total music meeting (Berlin), Borealis Festival (Norway), NUMUSIC festival (Norway), Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam) and many venues around Europe. He played and worked with, amongst others, Axel Dorner, Tony Buck, Frank Gratkowski, Martin Butler, Mette Ingvartsen. Michael Duch, Morten J Olsen, Anders Hana, Jeff Carey, James Beckett, Christophe Meierhans. Since september 2006 he is the artistic director of the DNK-Amsterdam concert series for new electro-acoustic, electronic, and acoustic music in Amsterdam.

Morten J. Olsen

Occupation musician//composer/producer/arranger/improviser - sometimes involved in other arts Instruments percussion/drums/vibraphone/electronics/computer Based in Stavanger, Norway/Berlin, Germany Education 2003-2004 Koninklijk Conservatorium - Sonology 2001-2004 Conservatorium van Amsterdam bachelor (Bmus) 2000-2001 Universitetet i Stavanger avd. for kunstfag Chambermusic improvisation 10 vt 1997-2000 St. Svithun vgs Music/Dans/Drama 1992-1997 Studied classical percussion and jazz drums with Barna Palko -Plays regulalarly with: MoHa! , Ultralyd, Morthana, Thomas Dybdahl &TGOS, Mayas/Nutters/Olsen/Galvez, Office-R(6), N-ensemble, Thai on Top, Phô -Toured all of Europe and the USA with previous mentioned bands. - Founding member of the N-Collective."

-Creative Sources

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