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Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa

Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being Perfectly Voluntary And With Its Own Dignity

Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa: Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being (Shhpuma)

Italian percussionist, sound artist, improviser and composer Nicholas Remondino expresses the sentiment of the 18 recordings on this solo album of prepared drum improvisations through a single sentence, each piece flowing into the next through unusual punctuation, gestures and intersections, as the listener is carried along curious landscapes of extraordinary technique.
 

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UPC: 5609063800852

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH085CD
Squidco Product Code: 34165

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Rubedo Recordings, in Turin, Italy, by Manuel Volpe. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Manuel Volpe at Rubedo | Recordings (Turin)Produced by Nicholas Remondino | Executive production by Travassos for Trem Azul | Liner notes: Translation: Andrea Dellapiana | Design & artwork by Travassos

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"We cultivate a garden of dust, whose fruits will nourish a body of silence. The first inspiration for this recording produced discontinuous weaves, segments in a free state, creating a poetic environment through a network of correspondences. In this music it's clear that the writing is not following the material, instead it's the writing that requires the material, invoking it, selecting it in accordance with the moods of the musician/the one who acts and presiding over his unique vision of the world, sharing it.

Without real subdivisions or marked transitions, we are exposed to an enigmatic movement in which gestures and actions intersect, all on the same level, without hierarchies. In continuity with the background and the form, the music unfolds independently of any binding metric scheme. The rhythm here is breath, spaces, metaphors, fugitive reminiscences. In this recording Nicholas Remondino puts in place a network of dispositions, of savoir-faire's, of codes.

These actions are not generic. There is no conscious reality of dispositions here. They exist and sleep somewhere and reveal themselves through a thinking body and its multiple memories. Just the precise attention that he devotes to a sound or a particular movement gives life to a unique aspect of this endless potential of arrangements. This music certainly doesn't propose a passive reception, so much so that the listener is solicited by a flow. There is no way to appropriate what passes through us at any given moment. It is precisely an act without conditions, without any possible form of capitalization."-Michel Doneda


Artist Biographies

Nicholas Remondino is an electroacoustic sound, percussion and electronics artist. He is known for the groups Byenow, LAMIEE., ŌTONN, Sonoria, and Tweeedo.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/6745350-Nicholas-Remondino)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Each 3:21

2. Falling 4:26

3. Stick 4:06

4. Is 2:19

5. A 2:37

6. Necessary 4:27

7. Gesture 2:18

8. Every 5:09

9. Sonic 3:13

10. Action 2:46

11. Being 3:26

12. Perfectly 4:11

13. Voluntary 3:02

14. And 2:29

15. With 3:23

16. Its 0:53

17. Own 3:02

18. Dignity 3:10

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Clean Feed
Improvised Music
Compositional Forms
Percussion & Drums
Instruments with Preparations
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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