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ARTIST
TITLE
Folk Cycles
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PAAM 030CD PAAM 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/26/2007

"2003/4 recordings between David Maranha (Osso Exótico) and Verres Enharmoniques (Emmanuel Holterbach and Sophie Durand). Performed on Enharmonique Glasses and Amistar Resophonic Guitar. 'Our collaboration work started with David's obsession with Möbius strip, inside surface becoming outside, circular paradoxes. It slowly became a composition process, made out of concentric time cycles. Playing the music was like throwing stones on a quiet water surface, playing circles within circles, within circles, etc. What we were strongly sharing was this fascination for acoustic phenomena, beatings, harmonics. This is an important part of our work on enharmonic glasses, and, as usual, what Osso Exótico did with classical and exotic instruments still sounds amazing to us. In some of these pieces, one could hear things like electronic treatments, but in fact there are none. If we compare certain aspects of what we call sometimes avant-garde to extra-occidental musical traditions, nothing sounds that strange or provocative. Moreover it seems like this interest for continuous sounds form, harmonics contemplation, glissandi, non-chromatic tunings, non-chronometric rhythms is like a common poetic basis for the whole humanity, and appears in different kinds of shapes in so many musical traditions all over this globe. Western minds are obsessed with logic, rationality, measure, control, but more and more all this sounds like death, and seems to lead us to disasters. While composing this music we never tried to control the sounds, we just chose our favorites and gave them a frame for us to be able to play and listen to them carefully. It was a surprise when the music that appeared then was almost like songs, and from the drones were emerging unexpected melodies. Maybe we were playing, without knowing it, a secret, real, folklore of our strange time.'" --Emmanuel Holterbach