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Overtone Ensemble "Longitudes" [Cassette]

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最終入荷?これは激激オススメ、限定100部!!サウンドアート界隈では古くから知られているTim Catlinが2012年に立ち上げた、自作楽器"Vibrissa"を複数で演奏する集団Overtone Ensemble。彼らのライブパフォーマンスを収録した極小100本のカセット作品。12本のアルミパイプが取り付けられた"Vibrissa"を中心に、ハンドベル、ワイングラス、ロングワイヤー等、"特殊楽器&モノ"の演奏がゆっくりと重ねられていく豊かな倍音風景。お見逃しなく。



Longitudes is a live recording of the Overtone Ensemble performing live at the Liquid Architecture Festival. Edition of 100.

Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "Vibrissa" instruments. Each instrument consists of twelve vertically mounted aluminium rods that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal "singing" tones. The long sustaining nature of the rods sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Other instruments used include massed hand-bells, quarter-tone bells, e-bowed acoustic guitars, re-tuned glockenspiels, wineglasses and long wire instruments.

The ensemble's compositions utilise acoustic phenomena arising from microtonal tuning such as phasing, combination tones and sympathetic vibrations, as well the effects of room resonance. All sounds are acoustic in origin without effects or sound processing. The results are works of shimmering intensity and pulsating beauty.

randy gibson is a composer and performer based in brooklyn. he works with structure, evolutionary compositional models, and improvisation to create enveloping and ritualistic works in just intonation. by presenting his work with visual and ritualistic elements (incense, video, lighting), gibson encourages the audience to embrace stillness and become absorbed in the sonic experience.

since 2003, gibson has studied with seminal minimalist pioneer la monte young which has brought great clarity and devotion to his work. since 2005 he has studied raga singing in the kirana tradition with la monte young and marian zazeela.

gibson's music has been presented around the world including at festivals in germany, korea, and mexico. his works have been commissioned by choreographers (2004-2005's separate haven commissioned by kim olson / sweetedge), record labels (2010's analog apparitions commissioned by the tapeworm), ensembles (2010-2012's circular trance... commissioned by ekmeles vocal ensemble), and individual performers (2013's nine minutes for the four pillars in duet with the paris drones recalling the midwinter starfield commissioned by erik carlson of ice).

in 2010, under a grant from the american music center, gibson traveled to london to premiere the third analog pillar. the performance was hailed by the liminal as "a moment of pleasingly soporific and mind-emptying purity." his just intonation piano recording, aqua madora, was selected by textura as one of the top 10 albums of 2011.

gibson is the artistic director of avant media, a non-profit organization dedicated to collaborative artistic endeavors, and, since, 2010, has curated the annual avant music festival of composer-driven performances.