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Onodera, Yui / Stephen Vitiello: Quiver (Mikroton Recordings)

Tokyo-based electronic composer Yui Onondera (critical-path) and New York experimenter Stephen Vitiello use a variety of sound sources--electric violin, electric & acoustic guitars, field recordings, found objects, modular synthesizer, toy piano, &c--to create a set of 8 "Quivers" from trembling agitation to exquisite atmospheric repositories of sound.
 

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Yui Onodera-electric violin, electric guitar, field recordings, found objects, processing

Stephen Vitiello-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, modular synthesizer, toy piano, field recordings, processing

Kenneth Kirschner-additional sounds


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UPC: 5056124611405

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 64
Squidco Product Code: 25834

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
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"The word Quiver can speak to an emotional state - "a slight trembling movement or sound". A quiver is also the word for a kind of container, used for holding arrows, bolts, or darts.

Yui Onodera and Stephen Vitiello employed a vast array of sound sources for meticulous processing on their computers from electric violins, acoustic and electric guitars, modular synthesizer to toy piano and field recordings. They built music rich with textures, loops, strange structures blurring the lines between foreground and background sounds thus making a complex and mysterious, generous and surprising music.

These compositions by Onodera and Vitiello are layered with possibility and will mean something different to each listener."-Mikroton



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Artist Biographies

"Yui Onodera is a Tokyo-based composer, music producer whose works explore the relation between musical forms, architectural acoustics and spatial awareness. He studied music and architecture design, after working as an architectural acoustics designer, his familiarity with both the architectural acoustics and sonic arts resulted in numerous commissions to create sounds and music for movies, advertisements, product, web interfaces, app and car navigation system. In addition, he is creating music for specific, tangible locations. He identify those work as "environmental music", the Japanese translation of "ambient" but one that framed it in a new context. One of them, was borne from the corporate benefice of the Japanese airline corporation, designed to be played in their airplane.

As a sounds artist, he has a distinctive figure in the fields of experimental electronic music, modern ambient and multimedia art, working across the spheres of composition, installation work and music production for over 10 years. His work has been internationally recognised and he has released numerous works on esteemed experimental labels like KOMPAKT, Serein, and more. He is also member of the artist collective "nor" whose ethos is centered around the production of multidimensional work through sound, visual and Installation art. In recent years, his works are shown at international festivals and museums including Media Ambition Tokyo and NTT inter communication center [ICC]. In 2017, alongside his musical profession he works as a sound art lecturer at Rikkyo University and Musashino Art University."

-Critical-Path (http://www.critical-path.info/)
2/28/2024

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"Stephen Vitiello (b. 1964, New York City)

Solo exhibitions include All Those Vanished Engines, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2011-(ongoing)); A Bell For Every Minute, The High Line, NYC (2010-2011); More Songs About Buildings and Bells, Museum 52, New York (2011); and Stephen Vitiello, The Project, New York (2006). He has participated in such group exhibitions as Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, NY (2013); Sound Objects: Leah Beeferman and Stephen Vitiello, Fridman Gallery, New York (2014); September 11, PS 1/MoMA, LIC, NY (2011-2012); the 15th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2006); Yanomami: Spirit of the Forest at the Cartier Foundation, Paris; and the 2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002).

Vitiello has performed nationally and internationally, at locations such as the Tate Modern, London; the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; The Kitchen, New York; and the Cartier Foundation, Paris. In 2011, ABC-TV, Australia produced the documentary Stephen Vitiello: Listening With Intent. Awards include Creative Capital (2006) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011-2012).

Vitiello is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives and works in Richmond, Virginia."

-Stephen Vitiello Website (http://www.stephenvitiello.com/about/)
2/28/2024

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"Kenneth Kirschner was born in 1970 in Princeton, New Jersey, and began studying piano at the age of 5. Starting to study Composition at College briefly he found the academic atmosphere of the time (1988) to be too conservative and stifling, with little support for electronic music or for experimental approaches. He therefore gave up studying Music academically and moved to New York City to develop his work on his own. Kenneth spent the 1990s composing and developing his style, while doing occasional commissions for ballet and modern dance. [...]"

-Archive.Org (https://archive.org/details/apl025)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Quiver #1 8:32

2. Quiver #2 4:29

3. Quiver #3 8:18

4. Quiver #4 4:18

5. Quiver #5 5:43

6. Quiver #6 4:31

7. Quiver #7 3:37

8. Quiver #8 4:49

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Electro-Acoustic
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Sound, Noise, &c.
Field Recordings
Electronic Forms
Duo Recordings
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

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