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ARTIST
TITLE
POPTraits: Contemporary Music Collection
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CRS 1112CD CRS 1112CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/1/2015

2012 release. A deep investigation of a very few simple principles; acoustic instruments rub ambiguously up against electrified objects and electronics, but these in the main provide atmosphere and harmonic complexity. Taking its cue from John Cage, the trio began sticking contact mics to anything that sounded and amplified their raw sounds. Alvin Curran, Paolo Tofani, and Mauro Tespio share a common interest in electrifying objects; one might say that this represents the bridge between the ancient music experience and contemporary music technology. "Technology is one of those myths that return cyclically to haunt all of us, now then and surely in the future. . . . I began to record the world or sound around me, knowing intuitively that it was an on-going and never-ending symphony of immense beauty. . . ." Alvin Curran: piano, prepared piano, sampling keyboard, percussion, shell, tube, shofar; Paolo Tofani: trikanta veena connected to an Axon Ax50 Apple MacBook Pro MIDI converter by a GK-2 resophonic Roland; Mauro Tespio: trumpet, Tibetan bells, percussion, balafon, EMS Synthi AKS.