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Teitelbaum, Richard / Carlos Zingaro: The Sea Between (Les Disques Victo)

"In October 1987, keyboardist/computer wiz Richard Teitelbaum and violinist Carlos Zingaro performed at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. The next year the label Disques Victo released The Sea Between, comp...
 

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Richard Teitelbaum-keyboards, synthesizer, computer

Carlos Zingaro-violin


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Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: VICCD003
Squidco Product Code: 23936

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1993
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Case
Tracks 1, 2 and 6 recorded live at the 5th Festival International de musique actuelle de Victoriaville on 1 October 1987.

Tracks 3 to 5 recorded live at the Auditorium Acarte of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, on 29 November 1992.

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"In October 1987, keyboardist/computer wiz Richard Teitelbaum and violinist Carlos Zingaro performed at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. The next year the label Disques Victo released The Sea Between, comprised of three improvisations from that show. For the CD reissue in 1993, the label added 18 minutes of material in the form of three excerpts from a performance in Lisbon during November 1992. Playing with electronics -- especially with computers -- the danger here was the inevitable difference in the technology used over a six-year span. Surprisingly, it is not the case, even though overall there are more synthesizers in the later pieces. On "Golem Sketches," the two musicians play a game of call and response: Zingaro leads the way, first uttering short musical phrases that Teitelbaum refeeds immediately, transformed. The violinist quickly adapts, creating textures suitable to his partner's environment, only to be surprised by unexpected developments. It goes on for 24 minutes of playful hide and seek. "The Sea Between" and "Sciences Humaines Op. 03" call for a lusher synthetic environment and a more participative role from Teitelbaum. Alien aerial (yes, more airborne than seaborne) landscapes are sketched, and the music often gets close to Peter Frohmader or some electro-acoustic music for instrument and tape (Serge Arcuri or Paul Dolden, for example), except that this is a real-time interaction with a violinist acting as both responding improviser and provider of source material. "The Structure #01" and "The Ghosts of Srebrenica" don't bring much to the album, but the inclusion of "Sciences Humaines Op. 03" is a welcomed addition."-François Couture, All Music


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Artist Biographies

"Composer/performer Richard Teitelbaum is well known for his pioneering work in live electronic music, and his early explorations of intercultural improvisation and composition. He received his masters degree in theory and composition from Yale in 1964. After continuing his composition studies with Luigi Nono on a Fulbright in Italy, he co-founded the pioneering live electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) with Frederic Rzewski and Alvin Curran in Rome in 1966, bringing the first Moog synthesizer to Europe the following year.

He returned to the United States in 1970 to create the World Band, one of the first intercultural improvisation groups which was made up of master musicians from India, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and North America. His works since then have frequently combined live electronics with the music of other cultures. In 1977 he spent a year in Tokyo, studying shakuhachi (bamboo flute) with the great master Katsuya Yokoyama. His recent CD, Blends (New Albion), for shakuhachi, electronics and percussion, featuring Yokoyama was named one of the ten best contemporary classical CDs of 2002 by The Wire Magazine of London.

He has performed his works at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Almeida Theater and South Bank in London, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and in concerts and festivals throughout Europe, North America, East Asia and Latin America. He has been commissioned by leading performers, including pianists Aki Takahashi and Ursula Oppens. In 2002 he received a Guggenheim fellowship to create Z'vi, the second opera in a projected trilogy dealing with Jewish mystical expressions of redemptive hopes. Extended sections of Z'vi were premiered at the opening of the Frank Gehry designed Performing Arts Center at Bard College and at the 2003 Venice Biennale. It will be presented again at the Center for Jewish History in New York in April 2005. The first opera of this series, Golem: An Interactive Opera, was premiered at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1989, and subsequently performed in Amsterdam, Berlin, Linz, Victoriaville, Quebec and Seoul, South Korea.

Teitelbaum has received numerous awards, included a Guggenheim in 2002 to create his opera Z'vi, as well as two Fulbrights, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and commissions from several German radio stations, the Venice Biennale, Meet the Composer/Readers Digest, and the Mary Flagler Cary Trust. In 2004 he received a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation to compose an interactive instrumental and computer work for the Da Capo Chamber Players to be premiered in fall, 2005.

In addition to Blends (New Albion), his many recordings include: Golem: an Interactive Opera, on Tzadik; The Sea Between with Carlos Zingaro, on Victo; Live at Merkin Hall with Anthony Braxton on Music and Arts; Concerto Grosso, for Human Concertino and Robotic Ripieno, on Hat Art; and Spacecraft with Musica Elettronica Viva, on Alga Marghen.

Teitelbaum maintains an active schedule. In March, 2005 he will be in residence at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, and featured composer at their International Festival of Electroacoustic Music. Following performances of his opera-in progress Z'vi and with Musica Eletttronica Viva in April, he will travel to Japan on a Freeman Foundation Research Grant in May.

Teitelbaum is also a Professor of Music at Bard College, in upstate New York, where he teaches electronic and experimental music, and co-chairs the music department of the Master of Fine Arts program."

-Inside Bard (http://inside.bard.edu/teitelbaum/biography/)
2/21/2024

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"Carlos Zíngaro (or Carlos "Zíngaro" Alves, born 1948 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese violinist and electronic musician active in free improvisation.

He studied classical music in Lisbon and began working with a number of leading improvisers in the mid-1970s, becoming one of the European top improvisers presently. He has worked with such musicians as Richard Teitelbaum, Joëlle Léandre, Peter Kowald, Barre Phillips, Daunik Lazro, Derek Bailey, Jon Rose, Ken Vandermark, Ken Filiano, Rodrigo Amado, Ned Rothenberg, Rüdiger Carl, Dominique Regef, Evan Parker, Annick Nozati, Theo Jörgensmann and Paul Lovens.

Zíngaro has performed at new and improvised music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America, produced several film scores, and collaborated with dance companies.

He is also a prolific illustrator and comics author."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Zingaro)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Agora Nada 9:18

2. The Sea Between 13:07

3. The Structure 01, 1:37

4. Sciences Humaines Op.03 12:45

5. The Ghosts Of Srebrenica 3:35

6. Golem Sketches 23:38

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Victo
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Free Improvisation
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