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Thymolphthalein : Mad Among The Mad (Immediata)

Six rich and varied electro-acoustic instrumental works from an amazing quintet of brilliant improvisers: Anthony Pateras (keys); Will Guthrie (drums & percussion); Natasha Anders (bass & computer); Clayton Thomas (double bass) and Jerome Noetinger (tapes & electronics).
 

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Natasha Anderson-contrabass recorder, computer

Will Guthrie-drums, percussion

Jerome Noetinger-tape machines, electronics

Anthony Pateras-piano, Wurlitzer, modular synthesizer

Clayton Thomas-doublebass


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UPC: 9345195005548

Label: Immediata
Catalog ID: IMM002
Squidco Product Code: 21044

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Australia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold w/ Booklet
Tracks 2 and 3 recorded at Salle des Fetes de Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France, by Francois Cacic.

Track 4 recorded at Carre Bleu, Poitiers, France, by Mike Goupilleau.

Tracks 1 and 5 recorded live at Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Solvenia, by Anthony Pateras.

Track 6 recorded live at HooDoo, Prague.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"A Franco-Australian quintet active 2009-2013, Thymolphthalein worked in the field of live instrumental electro-acoustic music. Employing organizational frameworks stemming from open-from 20th/21st century composition, rhythmically-geared outsider electronics and systematized improvisational strategies, this is the music of the possible. Mad Among The Mad is the definitive document of six incredible electro-acoustic instrumental works performed by Thymolphthalein, following up their 2011 cult Editions Mego debut Ni Maitre, Ni Marteau. Featuring compositions and improvisations written collaboratively by the group, this disc has been meticulously recorded over 4 European cities, capturing the band at their peak."-Immediata



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Artist Biographies

"Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics..He plays solo and in various projects such as THE AMES ROOM & THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE. His music has been released on labels such as Gaffer Records, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, 23five, Editions Mego, Ipecac, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.

While studying jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, alongside Ren Walters he started the weekly concert series 'Improvised Tuesdays', now known as the Make It Up Club and is Australia's longest running performance space dedicated to experimental and improvised musics. In Nantes, France he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organizes regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mail-order service; ANTBOY MUSIC.

He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, in minimalist/maximalist free jazz trio THE AMES ROOM (with Jean-Luc Guionnet & Clayton Thomas), as well as the improvised/composed ensemble THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE (with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Julien Desperez & Maxime Petit).

Regular collaborators past and present include Jérôme Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi, Anthony Pateras, Chulki Hong, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Toma Gouband, Erell Latimier, Ava Mendoza, Adam Sussmann, Matt Earle, Ren Walters, Helmut Schafer, David Ades, Mark Simmonds, the film maker Hangjun Lee and choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen."

-Will Guthrie Website (http://will-guthrie.com/index.php?/about/)
2/21/2024

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"Born April 1966, in Marseille, Jérôme Noetinger discovered experimental music under the influence of the Déficit Des Années Antérieures in Caen. Composer/improviser/sound artist working with electroacoustic devices. Composing sometimes musique concrete in the studio, and performing improvised music using electroacoustic devices such as: the reel to reel tape recorder Revox A77 and magnetic tape, analogue synthesisers, mixing desks, speakers, microphones, various electronic household objects and home-made electronica. Performing both solo and in ensembles, and collaborating often, and touring extensively internationally. Director of Metamkine, non-profit organisation dedicated to the distribution of improvised and electroacoustic music, which operates with an on-line mail order catalogue. Member of editorial committee of quarterly journal of contemporary sound, poetry and performance, Revue & Corrigée since 1987 Studied electronic music under the direction of Xavier Garcia from 1986 -1988 at COREAM in Fontaine. Organises studio workshops and conferences around such subjects as: musique concrete, improvisation, audiovisual experiments, questions of distribution and production. Active in the international music network since 1984 working with music, dance, films and painting Member of 102 rue d'Alembert, programming coordinator of exhibitions, concerts and experimental cinema from 1989 -1998 [bio continues...]"

-Echoraum (http://www.echoraum.at/bios/jnoetinger.htm)
2/21/2024

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"Anthony Pateras is a composer and pianist. His works have been performed by The BBC Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Brett Dean, Jessica Aszodi as well as a large body of work for percussion by Synergy, Speak Percussion, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Vanessa Tomlinson, Diego Espinosa and the percussionists of the Basel Symphony.

Pateras is the producer/songwriter for tetema, a quartet with vocalist Mike Patton and frequent collaborators Will Guthrie (drums) and Erkki Veltheim (violin). Anthony has also performed concerts with Stephen O'Malley, Han Bennink, Paul Lovens, The Necks, eRikM, Valerio Tricoli, Anthony Burr, and has a working trio with Veltheim and trumpet virtuoso Scott Tinkler entitled North of North.

He has been commissioned by Radio France, SWR2 Baden-Baden, Melbourne Symphony, Kitchen Orchestra Stavanger, Muzzix Lille, Richard Tognetti, Lampo Chicago, Jérôme Noetinger, the National Gallery of Lithuania and Ensemble Hiatus through the French Ministry of Culture.

Pateras was the composer-in-residence at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2010, was nominated twice for the UNESCO Rostrum of Composers (2004, 2011) and is a recipient of the 2014 Myer Creative Fellowship.

Anthony has released over 30 albums on Tzadik, Editions Mego, Ipecac and on his own Immediata label. He holds a PhD in composition from Monash University, which explores intersections between composition, improvisation and electro-acoustic music."

-Anthony Pateras Website (http://anthonypateras.com/blog/?page_id=12)
2/21/2024

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"Double Bassist Clayton Thomas was born 1976, in Hobart, Australia. Inspired by the sound, velocity and social movements of jazz, Clayton has dedicated his musical life to finding a personal truth that links his own cultural life as a white Australian, with the radical, far reaching pursuits found within the creative music. What he can't find as a bass player, he searches for in the organisation of unreasonably large ensembles.

Clayton Thomas relocated in Sydney, Australia, in 2014. Clayton is currently not a regular member of the Splitter Orchester, but he was part of the 2014 concert @ MaerzMusik and he'll also take part in the 2015 concerts in Berlin and Huddersfield."

-Splitter Orchester Website (http://www.berlinsplitter.org/index.php?article_id=104)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Awareness Of Time Is An Assault On Time (Prague) 1:57

2. You Cannot Escape The 20th Century 18:49

3. Supreme Nothingness 9:49

4. Mad Among The World 13:03

5. It Doesn't Kill You, It Stops You Living 14:05

6. Awareness Of Time Is An Assault On Time (Ljubljana) 1:55

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