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23RedAnts & Pablo Orza : Nothing Here Is What It Seems (Creative Sources)

"An interesting title to begin with. The situation of feeling like an extraneous body in a system that works according to peculiar principles. Or, in a more "mental" acceptation, the priceless condition of being completely delivered fro...

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UPC: 5609063404135

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs413
Squidco Product Code: 23923

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Galicia, Spain, between 2014 & 2016.


Macarena Montesinos-cello

Niet Fn-electronics

Pablo Orza-guitar, voice, objects

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Artist Biographies:

"Macarena Montesinos - cello

Multidisciplinary artist, cellist, performer born in Spain in 1982, Macarena is graduated at the school of fine arts, with a master in contemporary art at Pontevedra's faculty.Musician with a classical formation, later specialized in jazz, she's currently involved in free improvisation.

In the early 2000s she joins the folk band Avalon, publishing with them 2 records and taking part in national radio concerts, among others.

She's one of the founder of both 23RedAnts and Suelen Estar Quartet and a member of OMEGa (Orchestra de Musica Espontanea de Galicia) and she has published several works in both digital and analogue format beside plays in different independent festivals.She also worked for some theatrical and ballet projects like, for instance, "Nielheim" by Monica Garcia, "Ulises, a nena durmida" by Anxela Blanco or, in collaboration with the Tanzhaus in Zurich, "LP4am" by Mercé de Rande and she's the creator, with Licenciada Sotelo, of the shows "Silencio por Favor" and "Ensayo Amor" and a partner in some performances by Maria Roja, Alba Blanco and Idoia Zabaleta.

Besides his work as musician and performer she's teaching cello in two schools in Vigo, Galicia."

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"Sound artist, electronic musician, experimenter born in Italy in 1978.Lives and works between Italy and Spain.

Focused on the multiple possibilities of sound he works in different fields.Besides his work as musician with the solo project ranter's bay and the duo 23RedAnts, or the collateral projects such as Noa:Mar or rec_L, he has collaborated in the music for the theatre pieces by Licenciada Sotelo and Marco Regueiro in Spain and by Mending Dance Theatre in Taipei.

He also played the music for the exhibits of artists such as Prof. Bad Trip (IT), Pablo Orza (ES) and Frank Breidenbruch (DE).

Artist in residence at Laznia center of Contemporary Art in Gdansk (PL), has collaborated, within the project "Miastofon" by Gruby Punkt, in the creation of a subjective sound map which was selected to participate at Post Screen, international festival of art, new media and cybercultures in Lisbon (PT) and at Espacio Enter Festival in Tenerife (ES).During this time he has performed in different independent festivals such as "Sinfonie per appartamenti", "WOS Festival" or "ALT festival" in Spain and abroad.

In the last years he has released several works on label and netlabel worldwide.He also builds his own instruments through the practice of circuit bending.All his works are released under a Creative Commons music licence as he believe in free culture."

-Niet F-n Website (

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"Pablo Orza is a self taught multi-instrumentalist musician mainly interested in free improvisation.

He works alone and with several grups: Annamoviek, Karst Collective, maDam, OMEGa; he also has played and worked with improvisers such as Wade Matthews, LAR Legido, Patxi Valera, Javier Carmona, Gregorio Kazaroff, Orquesta Foco...

In 2003 in collaboration with Parto duo activates the Centro de Novas Tecnoloxías do Pico Sacro (TPS) ; an artists' collective interested in real time creation.

Since 2006 the TPS programs regularly events focused on free improvisation through the Sesións Vibracionais do TPS in collaboration with the NASA venue.

All this work culminates in the foundation of the Orquestra de Música Espontánea de Galicia (OMEGa)."

-Pablo Orza Website (

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track listing:

1. For Nothing 8:15

2. The Avian Flu 3:39

3. Unt.itled #1 7:56

4. Why Do You Say That? 6:41

5. Manipulados 6:40
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"An interesting title to begin with. The situation of feeling like an extraneous body in a system that works according to peculiar principles. Or, in a more "mental" acceptation, the priceless condition of being completely delivered from fatuous intellectual dimensions, entirely immersed within unfamiliar sounds that blur whatever distinction one might want to apply to their perception. Macarena Montesinos, Niet F-n and Pablo Orza really don't give a damn about getting recognized as "instrumentalists"; at least, not in the ordinary sense. For them, dissonance is just a means to arrive at the core of meaning. It's an anticoagulant against the cerebral blood clots that stop the processes of deep discernment, as opposed to the need of talking without a reason. As it frequently happens with Creative Sources, everything is comprehensively exposed in a restricted time span. Five tracks, circa 33 minutes: that's all it takes. At first we were led to reflect on Asmus Tietchens'evisceration of the minimum, a process of exploitation of small particles of sound snatching strange luminescences from the jaws of bitterness. As the music spreads around the listener realizes that each move implies a psychoacoustic consequence: alteration becoming necessity, apparent disorder turned into exact engineering. Suddenly you locate the correspondences that render a jumble of pitch, noise, upper partial and rumble as a coherent integrity. The trio's emaciated polyphonies warrant a chance for the mind to fill the cracks of non-knowledge with the implicit calmness brought by a correct intuition; indulgence and luxury are all but abolished. The immediate acceptance of this unique jargon repels the intolerance for the "certainties" still wished by primitive audiences in front of an improvisional act. In other words, those who intend to walk barefoot can't be stopped by the glass shards on the floor."-Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

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