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Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey

Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey: Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

Excerpted from their 2022 concert at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico, flutist Camilo Ángeles (TVL REC label), also performing on bass flute, joins with New York City violist Joanna Mattrey, an active performer and improviser associated with Issue Project Room and Roulette, for six unusual duos of wind, string and voice leveraging the natural resonance of the museum space.
 

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Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR083
Squidco Product Code: 34270

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico, in February, 2022, by Louis Ortega.

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"Camilo Ángeles and Joanna Mattrey present a striking set of pieces culled from an improvised live set at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, recorded and filmed February 2022, with a dual recording and video release presented here as "Hailstone Temple".

Both musicians have fascinated Notice Recordings for quite a while, and both exhibit deep relationships with their instruments: flute and viola, respectively. Angeles originally caught our attention via the TVL REC label, which he co-directs with Violeta Garcia and Carlos Quebrada. Originally from Peru and now based in Mexico City, his non-traditional approach to flute involves extended techniques, electronic alterations, and microtonal textures. Working also as composer and producer for film, dance, and theatre, curator of music festivals, playing in various ensembles, and collaborating with such artists as Ka Baird, Anais Maviel, and Mabe Fratti, it is truly rewarding to hear a such a raw and cathartic set with NYC's Joanna Mattrey, a Notice Recordings alum, having been involved in two past releases (her third solo album, "Soulcaster", was released earlier this year).

We've been following Mattrey's viola explorations for years now, and her honest, playful, intense, unpretentious, and dedicated solo and collaborative performances have consistently floored us. A 2021 ISSUE Project Room and 2022 Roulette resident, and graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mattrey continues to exist in both established music worlds and also on the very fringes of outsider art, with her heart clearly in the avant-garde.

This recording exemplifies that: Angeles and Mattrey perform in the former Santa Teresa la Antigua church and monastery complex which is now home to the Ex Teresa Arte Actual contemporary art space, a venue dedicated to contemporary performance and installation. The contrast of their unconventional, strange, and often cutting playing reverberating throughout the towering 17th century building is indeed poignant."-Notice Recordings


Artist Biographies

"Camilo Ángeles, flutist, composer, sound artist, producer and music curator, borned in Perú, lived and worked several years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, now based in México City. Co direct his label TVL REC and is the current curator of the Lima Jazz Festival.

Works with interest on the hybridization of aesthetics, the search for an own aesthetic vision through creative sounds processes."

-Camilo Angeles Website (http://www.camiloangeles.com/)
2/26/2024

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"Joanna Mattrey, violist, sound artist.

Joanna Mattrey is a violist active in both the new music and free improvisation communities who's playing often incorporates textural gestures, preparations, and electronic alterations. She is searching for moments of ceremony and ritual in a modern soundscape.

Mattrey has played with such luminaries as Marc Ribot and the Young Philadelphians, Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Erik Friedlander, Nick Dunston and others among New York City's Downtown scene.

Her projects are incorporative of many styles which have brought her to various venues including the Whitney Museum, the Rubin Museum, MoMa's PS1, Carnegie Hall, Roulette, Boston's MFA, The Stone, Joe's Pub, LPR, and has played at SxSW, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the NYC Winter Jazz Fest.

Mattrey has commissioned solo pieces from Nick Dunston (Vijay Iyar), Weasel Walter (Lydia Lunch), Lucie Vitkova and more to bring her improvising sensibilities to the new music world."

-Joanna Mattrey Website (https://www.joannamattrey.com/)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Domino 9:39

2. Lullaby 8:03

3. Venting 8:54

SIDE B



1. Hyperventilating Under Hailstone Skies 8:28

2. Sad Song 5:00

3. Collars To Carry 11:00

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