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Ciao Ciao Cello

Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo

Ciao Ciao Cello: Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo (zOaR Records)

The Berlin-based trio of guitarist Beat Keller performing on feedbacker electric guitar & acoustic guitar, innovative tuba improviser Jack Adler-McKean and Spanish vocalist & performance artist Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio take on their monsters in five unique and disturbing improvisations recorded in the studio, as they "dance on the fine line between terror and joy".

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UPC: 0043126781606

Label: zOaR Records
Catalog ID: ZCD 087
Squidco Product Code: 30781

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Zentri-Fuge, in Berlin, Germany, on December 11th, 2020, by Tito Knapp.


Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio-voice

Beat Keller-feedbacker electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Jack Adler-McKean-tuba

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"Lorena Izquierdo is a Spanish performance artist, vocalist and poet. She performed in festivals such as the Festival de Arte Sonoro y Musica Electroacústica, Spain or NIPAF, Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Japan. Besides holding a bachelor's degree in philosophy and history of art, she is trained in butoh dance, and has learned cello, photography and performance art.

She works in solos, in duos or as part of collectives. In addition, she theoretically explores experimental art. Collaboration with musicians in various formations has become an important aspect of her activity in recent years. This includes projects with Axel Dörner, Samuel Hall, Aziz Lewandowski, Mari Takahashi and Eric Bauer."

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"Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader based in Winterthur, Switzerland. After graduating as a jazz guitarist from the Zurich School of Music and Drama (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich), Beat Keller obtained a Master of Arts in composition from the Lucerne School of Music (Musikhochschule Luzern). Among his current projects are Keller's 10, Beat Keller & Reza Khota (CH/SA, guitar duo), Gunfire Orchestra (CH/NO/SA), Bowee/Keller, Peckinpah Trio (CH/USA) and Animate Repose (DE). His compositions have been played and recorded by NDR Bigband, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Ballbreaker Ensemble, Composer's Group Ensemble, Keller's 10 and the Haiku String Trio. Beat Keller has given concerts all over Switzerland, in neighbouring Europe, the United States and South Africa.

Record releases on: Unit Records, Alpinechic (both CH), Edition Wandelweiser Records (DE) and Silken Tofu (BE).

He has won the following grants and awards: "Best Debut Release 2008" (worldwide) awarded by AllAboutJazz, New York, for "Keller's <10>"; "Förderpreis 2010" from the City of Winterthur; "Artist Residency" in Cape Town, South Africa, 2012, awarded by the Pro Helvetia Foundation; "Moods Jazz & Blues Award 2013", 2nd prize for "Keller's 10"; "Artist in Residence" in Berlin, Germany, 2014/2015, awarded by the Canton of Zurich."

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"Jack Adler-McKean works to promote the tuba family through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and academic institutions. Recent projects include performances with Ensemble Resonanz and Ensemble Modern, music theatre productions on stage at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Philharmonie Luxembourg, collaborations on new solo works with Georges Aperghis and Michael Finnissy, premières at the BBC Proms and Darmstädter Ferienkurse (winner of the 2018 scholarship prize), and recitals in New York and Buenos Aires, as well as presentations at conferences in Paris and Cologne, working with tuba students in Ankara and Oslo, giving seminars for composers in London and Boston, and writing reviews for TEMPO and Music and Letters. Orchestral engagements range from contrabass tuba with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, to serpent and ophicleide with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and Spira Mirabilis. He has authored The Playing Techniques of the Tuba (due for publication by Bärenreiter in May 2020), he curates the Contemporary Music for Tuba collection for Edition Gravis, whilst his own compositions and arrangements are published by Potenza Music. Having studied in Manchester and Hannover with scholarships from the Deutsche Akademische Austauchdienst and The Leverhulme Trust amongst others, he is working towards his PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain."

-Jack Adler-McKean Website (

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track listing:

1. Olvidar Siempre 9:55

2. Forced Flamenco 10:11

3. Qiuero ver a Ese Monstruo 12:21

4. La Nina de Agua 15:31

5. Untitled 1:30
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"Ciao Ciao Cello dance on the fine line between terror and joy with surprising improvisations that seem to emerge from a primal sonic place: music before the rules were written and after they fell apart.

Mixing the voice of Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio, the tuba of Jack Adler-McKean, and the feedbacker electric and acoustic guitars of Beat Keller, they produce unimaginable sounds and forms."-Ciao Ciao Cello

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