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ARTIST
TITLE
Zürich-Bamberg
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
ADHOC 024CD ADHOC 024CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/22/2008

"Bill Gilonis and Chantale Laplante worked on Zürich-Bamberg intermittently for three years. The CD comprises a series of pieces that fall loosely into a category that could be called 'electro-acoustic Hörspiel.' However, with Bill in Zürich and Chantale based firstly in Bamberg, Germany and later in Montreal, Canada, it was difficult to find a way of collaborating by conventional means. But, by ping-ponging audio file CDs between these cities, they managed to develop a practical, and in some ways advantageous, composition and recording strategy. For this project, conventional instrumentation has been virtually abandoned. What we hear on these recordings -- collaged and sometimes manipulated via processing technology -- is street noise, household clatter, fragments of radio, close-miked objects, etc. By and large, the pieces are constructed from precisely the sounds that our ears are constantly and automatically filtering out; but by orchestrating these sounds into pieces to be listened to -- as opposed to heard -- listeners are introduced to a radically personal world."