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Lebik, Gerard / Burkhard Beins: An Alphabet Of Fluctuation (Inexhaustible Editions)

"Gerard Lebik and Burkhard Beins create musical forms of minimalist idiom, which consist of isolated sound events as well as gradually revealing harmonies and resonances. Metallic sounds from a large heavy cymbal are amplified and blend ...
 

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Label: Inexhaustible Editions
Catalog ID: ie-042
Squidco Product Code: 31972

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Slovenia
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Dr. BrehmerÕs Sanatorium / In Situ Foundation in Sokolowsko, Poland in August 2020, by Bozenna Biskupska.


Personnel:

Gerard Lebik-pd, ppooll, zopan generator

Burkhard Beins-amplified ride cymbal, additional sine wave, synth

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Artist Biographies:

"Gerard Lebik - sound artist, musician living Wroclaw/Poland. Works with improvised, experimental and intermedia music. He's the author of sound installations and sound interventions in public space. Creates music and sound either by improvisation, musical notation or through direct manipulation of sonic material using electro and acoustic media. Explores the audible phenomena field through various tools and techniques: saxophones, zopan wave generators, air compressors, VHS recorders, video objects, electronics, analog video feedback, software. In 2007 graduated Wroclaw Academy of Music. Performed with: David Maranha, Eryck Abecassis, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Keith Rowe, Clayton Thomas, Satoko Fuji, Brian Labycz, Hernani Faustino, Miguel A Garcia, Gabriel Ferrnandini, Noritaka Tanaka, Bettina Wenzel, hans w koch, Joker Nies, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Christian Marien, Marc Riordan,, Pawel Janicki, Piotr Damasiewicz, Artur Majewski, Kuba Suchar, Ura Hiroyuki, Sebastian Meissner, Yamaguchi Jin Lang... Events: V:NM-Festival in Graz, Bienale Zagreb, TodaysArt Festival Hague, Tokyo Jazz, Festival Umbrella Chicago, Musica Electronica Nova, Sibiu Jazz and More, Avant Art, Musica Electronica Nova, Musica Polonica, Survival Art Review, SuperDeluxe-Tokyo, Alte Feuerwache-Cologne, CSW-Warszawa, Galeria Kordegarda, De Werf-Brugge, Pit Inn Shinjuku-Tokyo, Ftarri-Tokyo, Quite Que-Berlin."-All About Jazz

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/gerardlebik)
6/22/2022

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"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

-Burkhard Beins Website (http://www.burkhardbeins.de/cv.html)
6/22/2022

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track listing:


1. I 12:29

2. II 8:50

3. III 20:29

4. IV 14:56
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"Gerard Lebik and Burkhard Beins create musical forms of minimalist idiom, which consist of isolated sound events as well as gradually revealing harmonies and resonances. Metallic sounds from a large heavy cymbal are amplified and blend with electronically generated sine waves of varying amplitude, unfolding in a continuous glissando. An Alphabet Of Fluctuation is the evidence of how both artists rethink their approach towards deep reduction. One can see here a great sensitivity in determining the means of expression and formal concepts.

The artists do not shape the pieces into dynamic structures with a linear course but strive to achieve a specific effect of micro-flickering of sound - an illusion of suspension of time. These recordings should be considered as an environment, involving the listener to intensify perceptual activity. During their realization, an attempt was made to use the natural properties of space in the most nuanced way possible, treating the set of speakers as additional instruments. The experiments with sound directivity and density used here are aimed at creating specific acoustic machinery."-Paweł Szroniak, April 2021



"Polish saxophonist, improviser, composer and sound artist Gerard Lebik's (1980) music and radical sound works oscillate between improvised and composed forms. Using acoustic and electronic media, he focuses on such phenomena as time, space, and perception of sound waves. Founder and curator of Sanatorium Of Sound festival and platform for experimental and new music in Sokołowsko, Lebik has collaborated, recorded and performed with Phil Minton, Keith Rowe, Jérôme Noetinger, David Maranha, Lucio Capece and Ryoko Akama among many others."



"Born in Lower Saxony, German composer, performer and percussionist Burkhard Beins (1964) has been living and working in Berlin since 1995. As a prominent figure of contemporary experimental music, he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. In addition, he works with live-electronics and analog synthesizers, and has conceived several sound installations. Alongside his solo and collaborative works, he is a constant member of ensembles such as Polwechsel, The Sealed Knot, Activity Center or Perlonex."

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