MYRIAD (Digital) | Magda Mayas + Christine Abdelnour

MYRIAD (Digital) | Magda Mayas + Christine Abdelnour
Catalogue 30UD
Format mp3 (320kbs) + CD artwork
Release Date 2014
Availability In Stock
€6.00

Digital release of Unsounds 30U CD.

Mayas frames her instrument not as 88 keys arranged in tidy scales, but as a sonorous tangle of wood and wire, she produces sounds with a wide dynamic range, playing the whole piano, inside and out, including dramatic percussive effects from banging and scraping the frame of the instrument and the strings. Abdelnour has developed extended techniques and complex patterns of sound production, exploring the microtonal aspects of the saxophone and its high-pitched tones. she employs subtle tonguing techniques, unpitched breaths, spittle-flecked growls, biting, slicing notes and breathy echoing sounds from the bell of her horn. The 2 tracks were recorded at a concert organised by Radio France at Meteo Festival, Mulhouse.

Both have styles that are idiosyncratic and distinctive, their sounds eloquently conveying the physicality of what they do – listening to their music conjures up images of them playing it. The pair interact to create complex yet coherent soundscapes, within which it is usually possible to disentangle individual contributions, as in a multifaceted conversation. Both musicians have a wide enough palette of sounds to keep things from becoming repetitive; on the contrary the pieces unfold and keep the listener engaged completely.

Magda Mayas is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage. Christine Abdelnour, based in France but of Lebanese origin, is an alto saxophonist; she approaches sound as a malleable material, rich in concrete textures which combine breath, silence and countless acoustic distortions.

Hybrid (excerpt)

Latest Additions
REVOLVER (Digital) | Kate Moore
€6.00
Kate Moore - Composer Tracklist Revolver (7:41) The Boxer (7:10) Stroming (5:45) Trio (Song of Ropes) (5:09) Song of Ropes I - solo cello (3:15) Song of Ropes II...
Based on 0 reviews.
I DON'T WANT TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL ALL ON MY OWN (Digital) | Genevieve Murphy
€6.00
SOUNDS OF THE YOUNG AVANT-GARDE VOL. 03. Gaudeamus and Unsounds are indispensable actors in the avant-garde and new music field, operating internationally from their common base in...
Based on 0 reviews.
MUSIC FOR SAFE PIECE (Digital) | Andy Moor
€8.00
Andy Moor - guitars Safe Piece - Zaal 100 part 2 Your browser is unable to play mp3 files. Safe Piece - OT301 part 7 Your browser is unable to play mp3 files. ...
Based on 0 reviews.
MUSIC FOR SAFE PIECE | Andy Moor
€12.00
Andy Moor - guitars Safe Piece - Zaal 100 part 2 Your browser is unable to play mp3 files. Safe Piece - OT301 part 7 Your browser is unable to play mp3 files. ...
Based on 0 reviews.
Powered By OpenCart        © Unsounds 2020