The Squid's Ear Magazine


Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker: Short Scenes (Zoharum)

While developing a soundtrack with violinist and violist Anne Bakker, Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek, began editing a series of Bakker's improvisations, creating new works from those recordings by layering them into succinct short works or "scenes"--twenty of them in the end--that he sequenced into this album of confidently dramatic and delicately beautiful episodes.
 

Price: $13.95



Quantity:

In Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Sample The Album:





product information:

Personnel:



Rutger Zuydervelt-composer

Anne Bakker-violin, viola


Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.




Label: Zoharum
Catalog ID: ZOHAR 174-2
Squidco Product Code: 29445

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
recorded by the artists.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Short Scenes came to life when working on a soundtrack with violinist Anne Bakker. Taking a series of her improvisations as the starting point, I started to edit and construct them into new songs - no preconceived plan, just being led by these violin recordings. Still working in the 'soundtrack modus operandi', the resulting tracks are short and concise. None of them ended up being used in a score, but from the very beginning I felt these little vignettes would form a darn fine album. And here it is."-Zoharum


Artist Biographies

"Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. Rutger's music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. His pieces can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals itself upon closer listening. The devil is in the details.

Rutger was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Rotterdam. He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released cd-rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, with great critical acclaim. Since than, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Type, Important, Home Normal, 12K, Entr'acte, Dekorder, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Experimedia and Staalplaat. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Rutger collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Steinbrüchel, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Mats Gustafsson, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis, Stephen Vitiello, Michel Banabila, Dirk Serries and Dead Neanderthals, amongst many others.

He frequently works with film makers, like Makino Takashi, Mike Hoolboom, John Price, Paul Clipson and Chris Teerink, for whom he composed a soundtrack for his documentary about Sol LeWitt. Rutger also recorded the music for the Canadian drama The Cold and the Quiet from 2014. Furthermore, his music was used in Edward Burtynsky's Watermark, the drama Stone (with Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton) and Josh Fox' influential Gasland and Gasland Part II documentaries. Besides films, Rutger also composes music for dance pieces, like Alix Eynaudi and Kris Verdonck's EXIT (premiéred at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin), Alexander Whitley's The Measures Taken (for the Royal Opera in London) and Beheld (for Candoco Dance Company), and multiple pieces by Spanish/Dutch choreographer Iván Pérez. Then there's Rutgers installation work, in which the dialogue with the environment plays an important role. He did projects for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NAi (Dutch Architecture Institute), the new Armando Museum MOA, Sounds Like Audio Art in Saskatoon (Canada), the Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netwerk in Aalst (Belgium) and children's museum Villa Zebra in Rotterdam."

-Machinefabriek Website (http://www.machinefabriek.nu/about/biography)
2/26/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Anne Bakker (1989) is a violin player who is active in a wide range of musical genres. Recently she has been touring Brazil, Europe and Dubai, as a member of the acoustic trio of former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. Anne is also a member of the Goskel Yilmaz Ensemble, with whom she plays Turkish oriented music. They released 2 albums and toured in the Netherlands and Indonesia in collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater. With Toby, Anne toured in Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada.

Anne is also active writing songs. She performs her songs either with her duo Eira, or on her own, accompanying herself on viola or guitar. As a vocalist, Anne recorded with producers such as Kalima and Quibus.

Anne started music lessons at the age of 6. She studied violin (jazz & improvised music) in the conservatories of Rotterdam and Arnhem and graduated in 2011. At the moment Anne is studying vocals (master) at Codarts, Rotterdam.

Anne gained much experience in the Dutch theatre scene, touring with theatre groups such as John Buijsman, Kalterflug and Theatergroep DNA. As a violin player, she worked with many artists, such as Kristoffer Gildenlow, Machinefabriek, Bob Zimmerman, Celine Cairo, Baba Zula, Crescent Double Quartet, Kevin Toma and many others."

-Anne Bakker website (http://www.annebakker.net/index.html)
2/26/2024

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.


Track Listing:



1. Scene 1 1:41

2. Scene 2 1:52

3. Scene 3 3:05

4. Scene 4 1:14

5. Scene 5 1:29

6. Scene 6 1:16

7. Scene 7 2:29

8. Scene 8 1:12

9. Scene 9 1:32

10. Scene 10 1:30

11. Scene 11 1:32

12. Scene 12 1:34

13. Scene 13 1:48

14. Scene 14 3:52

15. Scene 15 2:35

16. Scene 16 1:33

17. Scene 17 1:45

18. Scene 18 3:04

19. Scene 19 3:19

20. Scene 20 2:35

Related Categories of Interest:


Electro-Acoustic
Improvised Music
Stringed Instruments
Electroacoustic Composition
Compositional Forms
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

Search for other titles on the label:
Zoharum.


Recommended & Related Releases:
Hydra Ensemble (w/ Rutger Zuydervelt)
Aguas
(Cylinder Recordings )
The third collaboration of the Dutch Hyrdra Ensemble of Lucija Gregov on cello, Nina Hitz on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) on electronics, performing live at De Pletterij in Haarlem (NL), released on bassist Gonçalo's DIY label Cylinder Recordings, focused on free improvised and experimental music.
Zuydervelt, Rutger
Kadans [3'' CD]
(Machinefabriek)
Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, returns to rhythmic electronic solo work with his fourth mini-CD release after Hinkelstap (2022), Tuimelval (2022) and Haast (2023), in this seven-part work Kadans (translating to "Cadence"), each track using a unique rhythmic foundation under warm electronics, plus a violin sample from collaborator Anne Bakker.
Machinefabriek w/ Monika Bugajny
Recytle
(Machinefabriek)
After working with clarinetist Monika Bugajny on his + album, composer & electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, joined again with Bugajny for a set of eight reconstructions of classical works from Debussy, Messiaen, Brahms, Stravinsky, &c., each reinterpreted work cleverly composed from Bugajny's recording of the original composition.
Machinefabriek
+
(Machinefabriek)
Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.
Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt)
Vistas
(A New Wave of Jazz)
The second album from the Hydra Ensemble (Goncalo Almeida on double bass, Lucija Gregov on cello, Nina Hitz on cello, Rutger Zuydervelt on electronics) is a live recording with no audience from the Worm club in Rotterdam during the pandemic, reaching deeper into their masterful world of darkly intense chamber improv and electronics, slowly yielding to a spaciously brighter ending.
Hydra Ensemble (Almeida / Hitz / Gregov / Zuydervelt)
Voltas
(Inexhaustible Editions)
Featuring cellists Nina Hitz and Lucija Gregov, double bassist Goncalo Almeida and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) on electronics, recording in Old Church, in Rotterdam Charlois for six pensive improvisations, a collective conversation of concurrently layered, minimalist melodic and textural lines expanded with drones, evoking the mythical Greek multi-headed monster.
Machinefabriek
Our Arms Grew Together (Music for a performance by Marta & Kim)
(Machinefabriek)
Following his collaborations with choreographers & dancers Marta Alstadsaeter and Kim-Jomi Fischer resulting in the performances & albums As Much As It Is Worth and Engel, Rutger Zuydervelt composed this work for their dance/circus performance Our Arms Grew Together about romantic relationships, developed around recordings from the daily lives of Alstadsaeter and Fischer.
Nobuka (Michel van Collenburg)
Reiko [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD & BOOKLET]
(esc.rec.)
The pre-apocalyptic intertwining story of a woman named Reiko, living in a city scarred by climate change and burdened with the imminent threat of viruses, wandering the streets haunted by demons, abstractly envisioned in sound through stunningly effective electronics, field recordings, and developed in parts with Michel Banabila and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).
Selva, The + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt)
Barbatrama
(Shhpuma)
The Selva trio of Ricardo Jacinto on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Nuno Morao on drums join with Rutger Zuydervelt of Machinefabriek who adds unique electroacoustic transformations to their fusion of free improvisation and hydrid world elements, resulting in this wonderfully dark venture inside a virtual jungle of contrasting darkness and refined acoustic beauty.
D.L., Jean / Rutger Zuydervelt
Scramblings
(Inexhaustible Editions)
Using electric & acoustic guitars and autoharp over spacious electronics and field recordings, Belgium musician & video artist Jean De Lacoste and Rotterdamn sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, create broad pallets of ringing sounds over which acoustic instruments intone, with cellist Fransesco Guerri joining on one of 8 gently unfolding "Scramblings".
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...)
La Regle
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...)
La Regle
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.
DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals)
Smelter [VINYL]
(Moving Furniture)
The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging metal, drone and dark ambience.
Zuydervelt, Rutger (w/ Ilia Belorukov / Rene Aquarius)
The Red Soul
(Sofa)
Music for the movie "The Red Soul" by Jessica Gorter, a chilling and fascinating look at the legacy of Josef Stalin, from an electroacoustic trio of Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) editing and processing the playing of saxophonist Ilia Belorukov and percussionist Rene Aquarius, a dark and muted set of 14 emotional tracks that reflect a dark history.
Zuydervelt, Rutger
Astroneer 2 (Original Game Soundtrack)
(Machinefabriek)
The second volume of Rutger Zuydervelt AKA Machinefabriek's soundtrack for System Era's Astroneer game, a sci-fi exploration and adventure game, in discrete tracks presenting the themes and melodies that are played continuously in reaction to the action of the player in the game.
Piiptsjilling (Zuydervelt / Kleefstra / Baars / Kleefstra)
Fiif
(Peter Foolen Editions)
Piiptsjilling is the duo of guitarist Romke Kleefstra and vocalists Mariska Baars & Jan Kleefstra, joined here by Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, combining poetry with vocals, guitars and electronics in improvisational settings, creating rich sonic environments over which the voice guides the listener, speaking in one of the Germanic Frisian languages.
Machinefabriek
Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD]
(Not On Label)
The fourth dance piece by Dutch/Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez to feature an original soundtrack by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), performed live on stage in Korzo in The Hague, and at Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the composer and coreographer developing a movement and sound 'vocabulary' to create a performance that mixes structured and improvised music.
Machinefabriek
Assemblage
(Zoharum)
A great collection of short film soundtracks and pieces that appeared on compilation albums and out-of-print CDRs, including the "Nerf" EP, the tracks for the book "Things That A Mutant Needs To Know" by Reinaldo Laddaga, and 3 soundtracks of which two are for a short movie and one for a video installation, alongside tracks from other compilations.
Banabila, Michel
Sound Years [VINYL]
(Tapu Records)
A captivating compilation from electronic composer Michel Banabila recorded between 2005-2016, a combination of studio, live and theatre recordings remixed into two continuous tracks of sound, with collaborations including Oene Van Geel and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).
Banabila & Machinefabriek
Macrocosms
(Tapu Records)
The 4th collaboration between electronic artists Michel Banabila and Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt), in captivating music exploring the concepts of macro and micro: how insiginificant we become when zooming out, and how small worlds can be found when zooming in.
Machinefabriek
Sprank
(Norwegianism)
Inspired by the glitch audio work of Korean-American improviser Bonnie Jones, Rutger Zydervelt (Machinefabriek) unscrews the base of pedal effects to circuit-bend and probe them for unexpected sounds, organized into this album of pure and deformed electronics.
Banabila, Michel
Tapu Sampler 2016
(Tapu Records)
Michel Banabila's excellent melodically experimental electroacoustic label Tapu in their 2016 double CD sampler, with tracks from Banabila, Asid & Banabila, Banabila & Van Geel, Banabila & Machinefabriek, Banabila & Erker, and Banabila/Erker/Samson.
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...)
La Regle
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...)
La Regle
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.
Machinefabriek
Stroomtoon II
(Herbal International)
After recording Stroomtoon in December 2011, electronic sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt wanted to capture more of the roughness and spontaneity of his live performances, so he recorded more material for this second installation.
Machinefabriek
Duotoon
(Machinefabriek)
Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) in an EP of a long sine save compositions that creates a minimally moving piece of consonance and dissonance using beautifully recorded tones.



The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC