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Frequency Disasters (Beresford / Magaletti / Martino): Frequency Disasters (Confront)

Pianist & improviser Steve Beresford performing on prepared piano, toys & electronic, percussionist Valentina Magaletti and bass player Pierpaolo Martino are heard in this cataclysmically interesting album based around Beresford's compositions, each piece a vignette that merges elements of free improv, rock, sound & avant structures in inventive and compelling ways.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: core 18
Squidco Product Code: 29579

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Wilton Way Studios, in London, UK, in December, 2018, by Syd Kemp.


Personnel:

Steve Beresford-prepared piano, toys, electronics

Valentina Magaletti-drums, percussion

Pierpaolo Martino-double bass

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Artist Biographies:

"Steve Beresford (born 1950) is a British musician who graduated from the University of York. He has played a variety of instruments, including piano, electronics, trumpet, euphonium, bass guitar and a wide variety of toy instruments, such as the toy piano. He has also played a wide range of music. He is probably best known for free improvisation, but has also written music for film and television and has been involved with a number of pop music groups.

Beresford played in Derek Bailey's Company events and in the groups Alterations with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack, and the Three Pullovers with Nigel Coombes and Roger Smith. He was also a member with Gavin Bryars and Brian Eno of the Portsmouth Sinfonia.

Beresford has continued to play free improvisation with a number of prominent musicians, including Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, John Zorn, and Han Bennink. He has collaborated extensively with Swiss-American artist/musician Christian Marclay and is an active member of the long-standing London Improvisers Orchestra.

From 2010 he performed various pieces by John Cage, including Indeterminacy with Tania Chen and comedian Stewart Lee, and a performance with Ilan Volkov at The BBC Proms 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

He has also worked with a number of popular musicians, including Ray Davis, The Slits, Frank Chickens, Ted Milton and The Flying Lizards. In 2015 he performed a duoproject with the upcoming Norwegian singer Natalie Sandtorv at the Blow Out! festival in Oslo, Norway.

He was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists in 2012. He is a senior lecturer on the Commercial Music course at University of Westminster.

Beresford's music and his teachings have inspired the musical community in the UK for over a decade. British songwriter and performer Katy Carr cites Steve Beresford's lectures on musical themes associated with Free improvisation, Experimental music, John Cage, musique concrète, Diamanda Galás and The Slits as a source of initial inspiration with regards to the creation of her debut album, Screwing Lies released in 2001."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Beresford)
1/14/2021

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"Magaletti was born in Bari, Italy. She moved to London at the age of 21 and has resided there since.

She has collaborated and performed with acclaimed London experimental electronic project Raime, Nicolas Jaar, Jandek, Helm, Malcom Catto, Charles Hayward, Bat for Lashes, and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals). Her influences include Ikue Mori, Georgia Hubley, Jaki Liebezeit, Milford Graves, Elvin Jones, Tony Buck, Charles Hayward, Billy Higgins, Han Bennink, and Art Blakey.

Her principal project is as one half of the duo Tomaga with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Relleen. She is also a member of the critically acclaimed experimental pop quintet Vanishing Twin and the supergroup UUUU, along with Graham Lewis (Wire) and Thighpaulsandra (Coil). In 2017, she played drums as part of surviving Can member Irmin Schmidt's The Can Project, based around Schmidt's orchestral reimagining of classic Can songs and themes with an ensemble that also included Thurston Moore and Steven Shelley of Sonic Youth, Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine, and original Can singer Malcolm Mooney. She and percussionist and sculptor Joăo Pais Filipe released their first album as CZN (Copper, Zinc and Nickel) The Golden Path in 2018, and a collaborative release with Swiss percussionist and composer Julian Sartorius, Sulla Pelle, followed in 2019."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Magaletti)
1/14/2021

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"Pierpaolo Martino is a Researcher in English Literature at the University of Bari. He deals with cultural studies, modernist and contemporary literature, and the relationship between literature and music. He has published more than forty literary, musical and cinematographic studies on authors such as Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Colin MacInnes, Alan Sillitoe, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Salman Rushdie, Kamau Brathwaite, Hanif Kureishi, Hari Kunzru , Derek Jarman, Morrissey, Nick Cave, Smiths and Radiohead. He is the author of three monographs: Virginia Woolf: the music of the lighthouse. Page and Improvisation (2003), Down in Albion. Studies on English pop culture (2007) and Mark the Music. The Language of Music in English Literature from Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie (2012) and curator of Exodus. Studies on Anglo-Caribbean Literature (2009) and Words and Music, Studies on the relationship between literature and music in the English-speaking world (2015).

As a musician he began to study bass guitar at the age of 15 to undertake the double bass at the N. Piccinni Conservatory in Bari in 1993. He attended several seminars on improvisation both in Italy and abroad and studied with the French bass player. Joelle Leandre and American bassist Mark Dresser. He has played with internationally renowned musicians such as Sabir Mateen, Marc Ducret, Steve Potts, Vinny Golia and Eugenio Colombo."

-Double Bass Tribute to David Bowie Facebook Event Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/391320774572338/)
1/14/2021

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track listing:


1. Low Gulp 9:34

2. Studded Shirt 2:36

3. Tuttodipunta 7:11

4. Pink Quote 3:27

5. A Clumsy Title 1:16

6. Energetic Binge 8:01

7. Cosmic Blunders 4:53

8. Boyish Animation 2:58

9. Frequency Disasters 2:51

10. A Mellow Booming 4:47

11. The Delusion Metabolist 4:48
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Low-frequency, high-impact events such as earthquakes and tsunamis are not preventable, three bodies in a room sonically engaging are even less so.Beresford's architectural narrative drives Magaletti and Martino's rhythmic interventions into compelling short stories about dancing, dressing in rags, dreaming, swallowing, flight, famine, transformation, and dystopias/utopias.

Frequency Disasters are pianist, improviser and composer Steve Beresford, percussionist Valentina Magaletti and bass player Pierpaolo Martino.The trio offers a carnivalesque approach to improvisation, where high and low culture, drama and irony 'speak' to each other, constantly redefining themselves and where normative approaches to frequency and sound are necessarily escaped. Mixing free jazz, noise, avant-garde and library music, the trio creates an imaginary soundtrack to a narrative nourished by literary suggestions of authors such as P.G. Wodehouse, Jeanette Winterson and Italo Calvino."-Confront

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