Stefan Thut – Insub.8tet – One and seven [INSUB.rec05 – 2016] – http://insub.org/rec05/
Stefan Thut, composition, cello, Antoine Läng, voice, volumes, Alexis Dergrenier, hurdy-gurdy, Patricia Bosshard, violin, Cyril Bondi, harmonium, d’incise, bowed tuned metal pieces, Raphael Ortis, electric bass, Rodolphe Loubatière, snare drum
Thought for the specific nature of the INSUB.Xtet and its rather unusual combination of instruments, this piece composed by Stefan Thut works on one hand on logical mouvements, and on the other on subjective derivation of the nature of the sound, short or long sequences get layered and echo each other. The presence of one becoming the silence of the others. Tones predominate but sometime shift to grainer sounds and soft noises in a constantly changing level of densities.
Illogical Harmonies with d’incise [INSUB.rec06 – 2016] – http://insub.org/rec06/
Johnny Chang, violin, Mike Majkowski, double bass, d’incise, recordings
The second of two Swiss concerts played by this trio, this recording falls under the genre of unedited concert recording, yet manages to go beyond that, becoming an object of its own. The confrontation of improvisation with concepts or limitations, not taken as a frame of work but really as raw material, allows the improvisation to lead the music on an unexpected path. Here we find slow glissandi, sequences of ostinati, Mike’s brilliant tremolo techniques and highly resonant double bass sound, Johnny’s precise string work and harmonic propositions, and d’incise’s mimetic electronics and sudden bits of field recording treated as instrumental movements, altogether giving birth to a strange chamber music.
Miguel A. Garcia – Argiope [INSUB.rec07 – 2016] – http://insub.org/rec07/
Composed by Miguel A. García,
Additional sounds by: Alba Burgos, voice, Jon Imbernon, guitar, Ainara Legardon, voice, Roberto Mallo, sax, Miguel Prado, guitar, Artur Vidal, sax
Bilbao based Miguel A. Garcia, maestro of digital harshness as well as revealer of the delicat grains of the machins and cables, has open a new window in its relentless work, very simply but yet surprisingly he included sounds of acoustic nature, instruments played by his friends in fact, in this new composition. In miguel’s cold electronic, instruments samples act as field recording, as sudden openness on another spaces, apearing as abruptly as they disapear. Argiope is a piece of fragmented moments, a controled agitation, and a great care the sounding quality as in the best of the electroacoustic tradition.