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Salvo, Sofia: ROTAROTA (Relative Pitch)

Berlin-based, Buenos Aires-born saxophonist Sofia Savlo takes listeners on a tour of eight improvisations performed on the low pitched baritone saxophone, using great control & tone augmented by multiphonics and extended techniques, "rotating" through unusual approaches while engaging listeners through expressive narratives, including emulating a drunken revery.
 

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UPC: 5904224872182

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS022
Squidco Product Code: 34826

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Berlin, Germany, in March 2023.

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"The first solo material of baritone saxophonist Sofia Salvo, “ROTAROTA” is a series of improvised pieces. The title refers to growing up and transforming (sometimes hard) childhood memories into beautiful thunder-strong sounds."-Relative Pitch



"Sofía Salvo, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now based in Berlin, plays the baritone saxophone, the lowest saxophone that is widely used. Remember Morphine? The saxophone Dana Colley played was, for the most part, a baritone sax. Taken from the website of Ausland: Salvo has been a resident of Berlin since 2019 and is active in projects such as Revuelta de Ave with Lorena Izquierdo; seriously? Wow, with Margaret Unknown and Kido Gohn, and SSS,sss?S!!, with dancer Siri Salminen. Also, a recent project, CATARAT, with Claire Nico, Helli Nova and Marta Masternak. She's also part of Fallen Crooner with Robert Lucaciu, Pascal Klewer, Shannon Barnett, Moritz Baumgärtner and Laura Totenhagen, and Christian Kuhn's "Kuhn Fu". As the alternative Berlin scene is essential to her life, she also co-curates "Revuelta Series" with Lorena Izquierdo, a mainly FLINTA* oriented concert series.

Here, we have Salvo doing eight improvised pieces. ROTAROTA (rotating in Spanish) is released on the on-going series of solo albums with just one instrument. Studies in sound, the boundaries of notes, putting notes into overdrive, multiphonics: it's all here. She has a beautiful sound and doesn't use her ample technique to show off. It's all in service of the music she makes instead of trying to impress the listener. Using minimal material like in 'Flores fluor', she uses the material to vary the sound, vary the rhythm and sound, and increase the volume. It's the longest piece on the release. 'Garufa Duerme' evokes a snoring and sleeping person after a drinking binge (garufa is slang for a drinking spree, also known as a carousal, and that fits with the title: rota rota means rotating). All in all a very nice release."-Mark Daelmans-Sikkel, Vital Weekly


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Artist Biographies

"Sofia Salvo was born in Buenos Aires and based in Berlin.

Some of her actdive projects include "ESETv3" with Kido Gohn, "Revuelta de ave" with Lorena Izquierdo, "Seriously? Wow", with Margaret Unknown and Kido Gohn, and "SSS,sss?S!!" with dancer Siri Salminen.

She's also part of Robert Lucaciu's "Fallen Crooner" and Christian Kuhn's "Kuhn Fu".

Co-curates "Revuelta Series" with Lorena Izquierdo, aside other alternative events in Berlin.

She played Silent Green 2024 (Sola), Jazzwerkstatt Bern 2023 (Sola), Leipzigerjazztage 2022 (with Chris Pitsiokos and Frank Gratkowski) and 2021 (with Fallen Crooner) and Pancevo Jazzfest 2022 (with Kuhn Fu).

She has also been teaching saxophone and music lessons since 2010"

-Sofia Salvo Website (https://sssalvo.wixsite.com/sofiasalvo)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Un ejemplo 04:04

2. Mas claro 04:01

3. Garufa duerme 06:01

4. 4 de la tarde 05:14

5. Flores fluor 08:21

6. Relampagos cerca 04:13

7. Te pregunto, a ver 05:09

8. No te cansas 06:41

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