Componisten: David Newman | Emra Grid | Gert De Meester | Hessel Veldman | Ian Hawgood | Martijn Comes | Porya Hatami | Seigo Aoyama
De tweemaandelijkse bijdrage vanuit Tucson, Arizona van onze elektronica correspondent Kirk Markarian met muziek van Monogoto, Distant Fires Burning + Seigo Aoyama, EMRA GRID en Martijn Comes & Hessel Veldman.
00:38 Monogoto – The Partial Deletion of Everything (Vol. 1) – Iuxta Mare. [deletion 5]
28:09 Distant Fires Burning + Seigo Aoyama – She is like merchant ships.
35:40 EMRA GRID – five cycles through an empty chamber – the river race.
44:48 Martijn Comes & Hessel Veldman – EPoX – The Life Long Underestimated Power of Tunnels.
Ambient artists and peers Ian Hawgood, Porya Hatami and David Newman have come together to compose a series of works based on the concept of creation, change and loss. Partial Deletion of Everything (Vol I) marks the beginning of this shared stream of consciousness.
The first volume contains a single long-form track titled ‘Iuxta Mare’. The track weaves acoustic instruments, field recordings, synthesisers and modular chains to sculpt its narrative and channel a flow across acoustic space, time and silence.
Distant Fires Burning + Seigo Aoyama.
Distant Fires Burning (a.k.a. Gert de Meester) : Bass guitars, Treatments.
Seigo Aoyama : Ac. Piano, Synthesizers, Emulator, Dictaphone.
The dark sounds of “Five Cycles Through An Empty Chamber” were created during the first few weeks artist Emra Grid was living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during the Spring of 2020. The change of environment as well as the global issues particular to the time period are reflected in the four track album in an indirect way… or maybe not.
Martijn Comes & Hessel Veldman.
What EpoX does is bring together two distinct voices to create an even harmony from both Hessel Veldman and Martijn Comes. Comes, whose solo work in the past of thoughtful electronics and a pastiche toward contemporary composition, pairs effortlessly with Veldman’s stylized guitar improvisation (think of a pristine and well-organized radio program concert, not the pitfalls of jamming). Whereas collaborative efforts can seem as if a movement is directed solely by one, with another movement directed by the other, these two long-form pieces intertwine the two techniques and achieve something with legs and almost visual stimulation.