poniedziałek, 31 maja 2010
4. The Stone Cutter
O’Leary residing in Cork City of Eire presents a report of documented environmental audio connected with his own city. His snap remark on the absence of listening to the urban sounds in our modern city culture reflects how much is lost in the daily life without conscious choices and awareness of what’s out there in the audiosphere.
Mark gives an outlay of field recorded induced ambience that’s foremostly a pleasure to listen to. Whimsical and unforeseeable and unpredictable as the city life itself.
niedziela, 23 maja 2010
Arszyn /Duda Lado ABC 2010
Both Krzysztof Topolski a.k.a. Arszyn and Tomasz Duda have quite established musical background in terms of different fields of the subject.
Duda is a graduate of State Primary School od Music in Dębica, the state Secondary School of Music in Rzeszów and Academy of Music in Cracow where he studied saxophone. Worked with such people as Bruno Chevillon, marek Chołoniewski, Tadeusz Sudnik, the legendary artist connected with Polish Radio Experimental Music Studio, Frederic Blondy, Tomasz Stańko, Rafał Mazur, Michał GÓrczyński, Ireneusz Socha, Tworzywo Sztuczne, Bassisters Orchestra, m.bunio.s, Fisz, Raphael Rogiński, Paweł Szambuski, Patryk Zakrocki, Kasia Nosowska, Smolik, Tomasz Gwinciński and Krzysztof Knittel. He is also a steady member of Baaba, Pink Freud, Saksofort, Mitch and Mitch, Tołhaje, Ania Dąbrowska band, Kasia Nosowska accompanying band.
Arszyn works rather in the field of electronics and electroacustic music, drummer, sound and media artists. Therefore his field of exploration is progressive percussive music, electronics and electroacoustic, free improvised music and even rock music. Works with sound installations. He is also a member of Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music.
Their mutual work reflects the effort they put in developing their career. Loads of free impro passages where themes change as the weather. Set in the acoustic environment with no apparent reason to change anything – recorded as it is gives a plentiful remainders to intuitive and spontaneous grain of sound and exploration. Arszyn’s percussion roams free and gives a very steady basis to Duda’s impro. There’s something rocky about it as the energy boils at times and the verses hold a chorusy accents to it.
Creative Sources 158 Martin Kuechen Ernesto Rodrigues Guilherme Rodrigues Carlos Santos “Vinter”
Martin Küchen - alto saxophone
Ernesto Rodrigues - viola
Guilherme Rodrigues - cello
Carlos Santos - electronics
I always wonder what should I do with yet another cd from such prominent artists as the ones that appear on this cd? Should I give it a shallow praise just because of their status or merely to the extent of their possibilities as musicians.
Well believe it or not I always try to get as much as it’s possible from the material given.
With “Vinter” there’s something I cannot put out in a way that I would be satisfied with – what I mean there’s certain degree of passion in their play which is far away from intellectual debris I have to go through when reviewing such cds. Passion and emotions which isn’t borrowed from anybody. Scraps bits and pieces of Rodrigues family sound mingled with yearn and pain of Kuechen’s alto give a foreground to Santos abstract percussive electronics.
Is there anything new in it? And what is the direction that this kind of music goes to – I guess it is just a matter of choosing your own path in accordance with intuitive, emotional shape that you give to what you create.