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ARTIST
TITLE
Circulations
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SR 240CD SR 240CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/17/2005

This is the second release from the French musician Pierre-Yves Macé (following Faux-Jumeaux released on Tzadik). Circulations pushes the limits of contemporary and electronic music with the development of the auto-sampling process around the concept of the double or replica. Macé composed in four separate stages: writing four movements for solo instruments, having only a vague idea of their possible correspondances. Then the work consisted of using the recordings of the solo performances as a basis for an electroacoustic accompaniment for each solo, creating a stretchable feedback interplay between abstract and concrete. The performance falls halfway between mixed concert music (referenced by the instrument and tape device) and live electronics. This process invites the listener to crossread the work, matching each instrumental part to its electronic evolution: a sequence of vibraphone arpeggios elsewhere becomes a click n' cut gimmick, a guitar melody transforms into an ambient loop, and a sustained note on the bass clarinet gives birth to a rumbling in the subfrequency range. Truly an album that celebrates the mutation generated by interplay and movement.