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Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room (elsewhere)

Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).
 

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Michael Pisaro-composer

Guy Vandromme-keyboards

Adriaan Severins-synthesizer, field recordings

Luciana Elizondo-viola da gamba

Guy Vandromme-Indian harmonium

Fabio Gionfrida-field recordings


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Label: elsewhere
Catalog ID: elsewhere 028-2
Squidco Product Code: 34090

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
CD 1 recorded at the Wild Gallery, in Brussels, Belgium, in April, 2020, by Adriaan Severins.

CD 2 recorded at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy, in June, 2023, by Fabio Gionfrida.

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"A Room Outdoors is a 48 minute piece written in 2006 by Michael Pisaro-Liu for sustaining instrument, harmonium and field recordings. This was the first work in which Pisaro-Liu incorporated field recordings into his score.

This double CD contains two different realizations of the piece, one made in Brussels during the lockdown in April 2020 and one set up in Cremona in June 2023, each realized by the following artists: Disc 1 features Belgium-based Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer), Disc 2 features Italy-based Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium)."-elsewhere recordings



"A field is obviously a very different place to play music than a room. But what happens, when one plays in the field, is that it becomes a kind of room."

"In this piece, the field is brought indoors. In the best realizations (such as the two on these recordings), the piece brings about a reversal, where the walls seem to be on the verge of disappearing."-Michael Pisaro-Liu


Artist Biographies

"Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days festivals (Copenhagen,1996; Manchester, 1998) and has also been part of festivals in Hong Kong (ICMC, 1998), Vienna (Wien Modern,1997), Aspen (1991), London (Cutting Edge, 2007), Glasgow (INSTAL 2009), Huddersfield (2009), Chicago (New Music Chicago, 1990, 1991) and elsewhere.

He has had extended composer residencies in Germany (Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Dortmund University), Switzerland (Forumclaque/Baden), Israel (Miskenot Sha'ananmim), Greece (EarTalk) and in the U.S. (Birch Creek Music Festival, Wisconsin). Concert length portraits of his music have been given in Munich, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Vienna, Merano (Italy), Brussels, New York, Curitiba (Brazil), Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Zürich, Cologne, Aarau (Switzerland), and elsewhere.

He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient. Much of his music of the last several years is published by Edition Wandelweiser (Germany). Several CDs of his work have been released by such labels as Edition Wandelweiser Records, Compost and Height, confront, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Nine Winds and others, including most recently "transparent city, volumes 1-4", "an unrhymed chord", "hearing metal 1", "A Wave and Waves" and "harmony series (11-16)".

His translation of poetry by Oswald Egger ("Room of Rumor") was published in 2004 by Green Integer. He is Co-Chair of Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder, and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff, James Tenney and George Brecht."

-Edition Wandelweiser (http://www.wandelweiser.de/michael-pisaro.html)
2/26/2024

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"Pianist/conductor Guy Vandromme is a performer within the fields of opera and music theatre, dance, working as a soloist, accompanist, conductor and artistic director. He has been a major driver behind the program of the European Cultural Capital of Brugge 2002. More recently he became responsible for the festival Klankenstroom bringing cultural heritage, classical music and tourism together. His main focus is to open the boundaries of music theatre, collaborating with contemporary artists, and exploring scores of forgotten music. This year his first solo recording of music of John Cage will be edited by Wandelweiser records."

-Guy Vandromme Website (https://www.guyvandromme.com/)
2/26/2024

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"Adriaan Severins (°1990) works as a sound artist, performer and coach. In his continuous motion between artistic fields, he starts with tuning in and interacting with the existing context. It is a thread of his work to search for a moment of collective creation, a shared energy between the performer and the audience. Be it in one of his many sleeping concerts, the coaching of young theatre students, an individual live set or his podcast series about the various lives lived in a psychiatric hospital. In pursuit of a way to make every performance communicate with its surroundings, Adriaan creates original, flowing experiences that invite the audience to connect with the present.

In 2021 - 2022, as SLAK (with Partner Elena Peeters) Adriaan will conclude his two year residency at De Warande, Turnhout with the closure of Festival of Loss, while also welcoming the first release on wadi, his newly founded platform for circular music."

-Adriaan Severins Website (https://adriaan.be/bio)
2/26/2024

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"The first steps in ancient music, from Argentina to ItalyI have been playing since I was a child: I began my studies at the Rinaldi Conservatory in Rosario and subsequently at the School of Music of the National University of Rosario in Argentina. I studied viola da gamba with Juan Manuel Quintana, Rodney Prada, Vittorio Ghielmi and Guido Balestracci.

I began my career in early music with the Promusica Antiqua ensemble of Rosario, under the direction of Maestro Cristian Hernandez Larguía.

I held specialization courses in early music and viola da gamba at the Autonomous Catholic University of the city of Buenos Aires with the masters Wieland Kuijken, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Manfred Kraemer and Jordi Savall. For two consecutive years I benefited from the Antorchas Foundation scholarship for specialization courses at Camping Musical Bariloche, under the guidance of Maestro Gabriel Garrido.

In 2005 I obtained a four-year scholarship from the Italian Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rome to continue my studies in Italy.

In 2009 I obtained a diploma from the International Academy of Music in Milan

In 2008 I was selected to be part of the orchestra of the Académie Baroque Européenne d'Ambronay, under the guidance of Mº Jean Tubery.

In 2013 I obtained the Master en Interpretation-Concert at the Geneva Conservatory.

I have collaborated and still collaborate with various ancient music ensembles, including Ensemble Elyma, Glossarium, La Venexiana, Ensemble Européen William Byrd, and the Ensemble Biscantores, Ensemble Costanzo Porta and Cremona Antiqua, with which I carry out an intense concert activity as a continuist and soloist playing in prestigious halls, theaters and festivals throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Ancient music: the Voz Latina Choir and Ensemble
Together with the musician Maximiliano Baños I founded the Voz Latina Choir and Ensemble in Cremona in 2011 with which I aim to delve into and perform the musical repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth century Italians, explore the world of baroque music in its relationship between text and music , based on the "theory of affects" and recalling the visual principle of "light and dark", with the aim of enhancing the dramatic tension of the works performed.

Teaching and disseminating the art of playing the viola da gamba
Since 2015 I have been teaching viola da gamba at the Stanislao Giacomantonio Conservatory of Cosenza and at the Latin American Association of Cremona. I have held courses and masterclasses in ancient music and viola da gamba at the National University of Rosario, the 3 de febrero University of Buenos Aires, the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, the "Centro del Conocimiento" of Posadas and in summer courses organized by the Urbino International Festival of Ancient Music.

Solo concerts
In my solo concerts I have recovered the ancient Renaissance tradition of singing while playing the viola da gamba, also performing music from Latin American folklore.

My artistic productions
I have recorded for EPSA , K617 , Sony and Arcana labels."

-Luciana Elizondo Website (Translated by Google) (https://lucianaelizondo.it/chi-sono/)
2/26/2024

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"Pianist/conductor Guy Vandromme is a performer within the fields of opera and music theatre, dance, working as a soloist, accompanist, conductor and artistic director. He has been a major driver behind the program of the European Cultural Capital of Brugge 2002. More recently he became responsible for the festival Klankenstroom bringing cultural heritage, classical music and tourism together. His main focus is to open the boundaries of music theatre, collaborating with contemporary artists, and exploring scores of forgotten music. This year his first solo recording of music of John Cage will be edited by Wandelweiser records."

-Guy Vandromme Website (https://www.guyvandromme.com/)
2/26/2024

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Fabio Gionfrida: "He studied double bass and viola da gamba at the L'Aquila Conservatory, and electronic music at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

He is a teacher of musical informatics within the Leonardo Project of the European Union and collaborates with important companies for the development of new technologies in the musical field.

He has participated in recording, theater and contemporary art projects in collaboration with Giorgio Battistelli, the Hungarian Academy, Romaeuropa Festival.He created the Co'l Partere record label, and contributed to forming the Camarada Films Association with the intention of deepening the study of the relationships between sound and image."

-Camarada Films (Translated by Google) (http://www.camaradafilms.com/?fbclid=IwAR0OqrbttiyI64e-hPamhY66o7J0FB2ZcI0PCxwnVDtkCQQD3dr24pVW8PM#contact)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Brussels (2020) 47:01

CD2



1. Cremona (2023) 48:01

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