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Hauser, Fritz / Pedro Carneiro: Pas de Deux (Clean Feed)

A first encounter between Swiss drummer Fritz Hauser and Portuguese marimba master Pedro Carneiro, the title translating roughly to "step of two", implying a dance heard in elusively minimal yet highly active interactions between the two, each progressively numbered work borrowing from improvisational and contemporary approaches; fascinatingly sophisticated and often joyful work.
 

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Fritz Hauser-drums, percussion

Pedro Carneiro-marimba


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UPC: 5609063006568

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF656CD
Squidco Product Code: 34163

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche, in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 30th, 2022, by Joaquim Monte.

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"Despite both artists enjoying remarkably intensive careers which have seen them collaborate with many of the finest talents operating in free-improvisation, experimental and classical music, Pas de Deux marks the auspicious first ever encounter between Swiss drummer Fritz Hauser and Portuguese marimba maestro Pedro Carneiro.

Across seven sequential passages, sculpted from recordings made at Lisbon's Namouche studio last winter, this newly-formed percussive duo evince an automatic affinity, exploring a wealth of textures and tones in a dialogue of graceful tessellations, which Hauser refers to in his liner notes as, "a dance of sounds, noises and silence."

Pas de Deux documents formidable flights of febrile imagination, combining non-idiomatic disruption with the rigours of classical training, its creators coaxing glorious gambits of prodigious extended technique and honed practice from their armoury.

At times, it's as if the pair were tapping into the fantastic time-warping ceremonials adorning the surrealistic pages of Raymond Roussel's Impressions of Africa, an alien, exotic, quasi-spiritual ambience pervading their pointillist tapestries, come alive via vibrant paroxysms of ringing metal and flayed timber.

And there are other dreamlike pleasures here too, as Hauser and Carneiro summon tumbles of complementing resonance, brokering bursts of pulsing precipitation in sympathy with the heavy rain falling beyond the penumbra of their grand percussive summit, redolent of childhood days spent chasing water-streaked shapes across windowpanes and numerous crystalline scenes from Karel Zeman's magical stop-motion fantasia, Inspirace."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"Fritz Hauser , born 1953 in Basel / Switzerland develops solo programs for drums and percussion, he brings the world to the performance. Compositions for percussion ensembles and soloists, chamber orchestra, choir. Sound installations (including Therme Vals , Architecture Museum Basel , Castel Burio Italy, Kunsthaus train , Fondation van Gogh in Arles, University of Zurich, radio plays, music for films and readings. Interdisciplinary Working with the lighting designer Brigitte Dubach, director Barbara Frey, the architect Boa Baumannand the choreographer Kinsun Chan, Joachim Schloemer, Heddy Maalem and Anna Huber. In the field of percussion playing and working with percussion soloists and ensembles around the world: Kroumata , Steven Schick , Keiko Abe , Synergy Percussion , Michael Askill , Speak Percussion , Bob Becker , Nexus, EnsembleXII , we spoke . Numerous CDs as a soloist and with various ensembles. Fritz Hauser's cultural award in 2012 the city of Basel and culture prize winner Music Basel-Country in 1996. In the summer of 2018 was Hauser "composer-in-residence" at the Lucerne Festival in 2018."

-Fritz Hauser Website (https://fritzhauser.ch/biografie-von-fritz-hauser-schlagzeuger-komponist-und-multi-media-artist/)
2/21/2024

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"Pedro Carneiro is a Portuguese solo classical percussionist, marimba player, composer, and conductor. Pedro Carneiro is one of the very few percussion players to have made an international career as a soloist, and has established himself as one of the world's foremost solo percussionists, performing regularly throughout Europe, the Asia and the United States.

Carneiro has won several international competitions and awards, while performing regularly in festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms, Rhythm Sticks Festival, Queen Elisabeth Hall and Purcell Room in London, Sonorities Festival in Belfast, Macau International Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Capital Theatre in Beijing, La Biennale di Venezia, Folles Journées (Lisbon), Schumannfest in Düsseldorf, Festival Classique au Vert in Paris, amongst others. Mr. Carneiro has also performed recitals in cities such as London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hanover, Seville, Lisbon, Seoul and Hong Kong.

Carneiro is a frequent guest soloist with numerous orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Mozart Players, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Régional de Basse-Normandie, Gävle Symfoniorkester and Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, to name but a few, working with conductors such as Petri Sakari, John Neschling, Ronald Zollman, Kaspar de Roo, Jurjen Hempel, Olari Elts, Andrew Parrott, Juanjo Mena, António Saiote, José Ramón Encinar, John Storgårds, Hamish McKeich, Max Rabinovitsj, Sarah Ioannides and Joseph Swensen, amongst others.

Pedro Carneiro has been heard and seen on radio and television stations throughout the world as well as releasing several solo recordings. As a guest teacher, Pedro has given masterclasses in many prestigious conservatoires and universities, such as the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity College of Music in London, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, São Paulo State University in Brazil and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, to name but a few. He is the visiting professor of solo percussion studies at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon.

Pedro Carneiro is the principal conductor and artistic director of the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Carneiro)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Premier Pas 5:54

2. Deuxieme Pas 2:17

3. Troisieme Pas 3:57

4. Quatrieme Pas 8:26

5. Cinquieme Pas 11:50

6. Sixieme Pas 3:17

7. Septieme Pas 13:37

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