当店ではかなりの人気アイテムとなっている、大型アンサンブル形態でドローンを紡ぐ集団The PitchのCD作[Frozen Orchestra]。独創的アイデアで音制作を行うコペンハーゲンの作家Mads Emil Nielsenのレーベルarbitraryよりまさかの別編成テイクがカセットフォーマットで登場！！ 今回は演奏にJohnny Chang、Morten J. Olsen、Boris Baltschun、Matthias Müller等が参加、そして全体をValerio Tricoliがエコーループで引き伸ばすという底なしにディープな時間感覚を提示。本編は休憩なしで66分間行われた様ですが、本作はそれを若干編集、15分 x 4テイクを2カセットに分割して収録しています。限定150。
Of all the structures that The Pitch uses to play their pieces, the Frozen Surface strategy is perhaps the one that is most easily shared with additional musicians. Pitches are chosen from a small, slowly changing gamut and played as long and stable as possible by all musicians in order to create a slow moving layer of dense material that is held up in the air by the balancing act of choices each player makes in terms of register, pitch class, color, dynamics and everything else musical that comes to mind, in a framework that, seemingly limited as it is, is in fact quite liberating as it blurs the perception of time and builds a communication between the musicians that seems almost extra-sensory. The additional electronics (in this case Revox echo-loops by Valerio Tricoli) add an extra sense of time floating freely: an arrested underwater world of colors slowly blending into each other.
This piece was performed for a live audience at LEAP, Berlin as a 66 minute piece with no breaks. On this release it is slightly shortened and cut into four pieces with added fade ins and outs. It can now be considered a suite of four variations or it can still be imagined to be part of an everlasting gradient.
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arbitrary07 November 2017.
Pro duplicated grey C30 tapes with Risograph print.
Double Cassette release, includes download code. Edition of 150.
Recorded Live at LEAP, Berlin
March 22nd, 2013
Side A: 15:00
Side B: 14:59
Side C: 14:59
Side D: 14:21