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Thut, Stefan: Among (Inexhaustible Editions)

"The piece among is scored for three string players and sine waves which a fourth performer is responsible for. Aside of the usual purposes the three string instruments - in the present version a double bass, an acoustic guitar and a ce...
 

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Label: Inexhaustible Editions
Catalog ID: ie-031
Squidco Product Code: 31809

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Slovenia
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Saulenhalle Landhaus in Solothurn, Switzerland on June 28th, 2020, by Stefan Thut.


Personnel:

Felicie Bazelaire-double bass

Leo Dupleix-sine waves

Fredrik Rasten-acoustic guitar

Stefan Thut-cello, composer

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Artist Biographies:

"Felicie Bazelaire is a cello and double bass player based in Paris. She shares her time in different ways : between concerts and performances, studying pedagogy through a Masters degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and teaching at the Orsay and Auxerre's conservatory. She is interested in classical music (chamber music) and contemporary music with her solo projects (improvisation, compositions, performances/actions...), the Hodos ensemble and the ONCEIM (a french improvised large orchestra led by Frederic Blondy). She is curious about the link between musicians, composers, improvisers and the actual music."

-Ausland (https://ausland-berlin.de/bazelaire/leiderman/mayas)
6/24/2022

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"Léo Dupleix: Born in Paris, graduated from Brussels Royal Conservatory, Dupleix is an electronic musician, piano player, mainly working in the improvised and experimental field. He uses simple electronic devices, such as mixing board, paint, pick ups and synthesizers to create unique tones and textures. In parallel he continue to develop his own sound on the acoustic piano. He has played or collaborated with: Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Naoto Yamagishi, Pak Yan Lau, Lauri Hyvarinen, Ura Hiroyuki, Gregor Siedl, Lynn Cassiers, Yannick Dupont, Kou Katsuyoshi, Rabito Arimoto, Daisuke Takaoka, Junji Hirose, Seppe Gebruers and Akemi Nagao."

-JVTLandt (http://www.jvtlandt.com/releases/tandaapushi/fire-disposal/)
6/24/2022

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Fredrik Rasten, guitarist / improviser / composer "I am a Norwegian guitarist (b. 1988) working in the field of experimental music, both improvised and composed. My main focuses are exploring and utilizing the acoustic possibilities of the steel string guitar, motivated by a fascination for the almost tactile experiences of acoustic phenomena. The last months I have been working extensively with intonation, with an extended concept of consonance as a point of departure, both in solo work and in duos with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen and bass player Jonathan Heilbron. I have also had the lucky opportunity to take lessons in this field with composer and violist Catherine Lamb.

Other music that I am inspired by includes wandelweiser music, traditional british folk and early music."



"Fredrik Rasten works with acoustic guitar and in exploring the possibilities for putting this instrument in new musical contexts. With extensive use of preparations and different non-tempered tunings, he creates warm sounds in gradual development. He also includes subtle use of the voice to make interfering thick timbres and tonalities in combination with the guitar. A goal for the music is to open a room for details that invites the listener inside the musical material in an active and exploring way.

He is also playing composed music, especially related to quiet / Wandelweiser music and Just Intonation music, and has performed pieces by Johan Lindvall, Antoine Beuger and Catherine Lamb."

-Fredrik Rasten Website (http://fredrikrasten.com/)
6/24/2022

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"Composer and cellist. Born 1968, resident in Solothurn (CH). Trained at the Lucerne Conservatory and at Boston University School of Music.

Most of his scores are to be rendered by performers; some scores serve as a template in field recording and sound art. In his compositions he operates with relatively determined open systems. Scores were realized at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf (2007), at Kid Ailack Concert Hall, Tokio (2007/09) and at the Diapason Gallery, New York (2010) among other locations. As interpreter he has premiered solo-pieces by Jürg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Tim Parkinson, James Saunders, Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami and Manfred Werder and he has performed with the ensemble incidental music in Berlin, Brussels, London and Zurich."

-Edition Wandelweiser (http://www.wandelweiser.de/stefan-thut.html)
6/24/2022

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track listing:


1. Among I 06:38

2. Among II 07:18

3. Among III 08:36

4. Among IV 07:21

5. Among V 08:08

6. Among VI 06:26

7. Among VII 07:15
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"The piece among is scored for three string players and sine waves which a fourth performer is responsible for. Aside of the usual purposes the three string instruments - in the present version a double bass, an acoustic guitar and a cello - also serve as resonating bodies for loudspeakers: the sine waves are sounding by means of transducers attached to the three wooden boxes. The instrumentalists attune initially to their respective sine wave, and then continue in ratios of imaginary odd-numbered partials up to the 17th. However, the frequencies of the three sine waves are multiples of either prime triplets or other prime numbers like for instance on page one - 23, 29 and 37. This kind of harmonic space is more obfuscating the process of tuning than making things harmonically comprehensible as a whole. In fact, to begin with the performer of sine waves, the acoustic conductor, divides the three instrumentalists into three individuals. They can only act in self-reliance to theirown tone and with confidence to the others. Because of the very high order of the intervals occuring between the three, they mostly remain indefinable regarding specific tunings and open up a territory of the unknown. Still for me, the evolving harmonies appear as "just" due to the thoughtfulness and dignity of the ensemble. Here it is not a matter of tuning to each other (as it is the case in a majority of music practices) but noticing among each other in playing some tones: an actual model for a co-existence."-Stefan Thut, September, 2020

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