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Schiller / Danzeisen: 47 degrees 13' N 7 degrees E (Creative Sources)

The coordinates in the title are from Switzerland, the location where Christoph Schiller and Lea Danzeisen recorded this unusual output from a pair of spinnet keyboards, manipulating them in highly unusual ways.
 

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UPC: 5609063402087

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs208
Squidco Product Code: 17160

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on August 15th-17th, 2011 at Savagnieres, Switzerland by Christoph Schiller.

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"Another uncommon sonic wringer from Portuguese label Creative Sources has been signed by a couple of Switzerland-based (as you could easily surmise from the geographical coordinate, which point to a place the district of Franches-Montagnes in the canton of Jura in Switzerland, they used to name this release) musicians, Lea Danzeisen and Christoph Schiller, who decided to squeeze the spinet, the little brother of harpsichord and piano, whose sound got totally transfigured by meticulous modifications on strings, jacks, dampers and plectrums. Given that they marked their collaborative work by highlighting the place it was supposedly assembled and recorded, you could imagine them as a couple of clocksmiths while grappling with a ginormous broken clock, whose resounding coil springs, bellows, rollers, wheels and screws become parts of a huge orchestra over the two long-lasting tracks of the album with moments when their seemingly perfect mechanism suddenly busts. It's quite amazing to imagine their sonic reactions after their nerve-racking assemblage got harmstringed by this unexpected crashes as well."-ito Camarretta, Chain DLK



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Artist Biographies

"Christoph Schiller was born in 1963 in Stuttgart. He studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart and HfBK Hamburg. He later studied piano with Daniel Cholette and music theory in Basel. He has been playing concerts of improvised music on piano since 1987. In recent years the piano has been abandoned in favour of the lighter spinet, for which he has developed specific playing techniques which are influenced by inside piano techniques. Besides keyboard instruments his work with the voice has become increasingly important. He lives in Weil am Rhein and Basel."

-Christoph Schiller Website (http://www.christophschiller.net/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. zehn 33:05

2. neun 14:44

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Improvised Music
Piano & Keyboards
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Creative Sources
Duo Recordings

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