microphones in the trees: jan jelinek

Monday, October 22, 2012

jan jelinek

"mini lp Jan Jelinek's 'Music for Fragments / Music & Birds' is the first of four vinyl compilations that bring together a highly diverse range of Jelinek's works ~ including commissioned pieces, live recordings, collaborations with other musicians, as well as unreleased material from the past five years.

Side A / Music for Fragments: developed from a collaboration with Canadian choreographer Sylvain Émard. Two excerpts of music composed for the dance piece Fragments – Volume 1 (2010) are presented in revised form on the A side.

Side B / Music & Birds: is a commissioned work for the CosmoCaixa science museum in Barcelona, Spain. Using various recordings of birdsongs and two oscillators, Jelinek produced a number of rhythmical sketches. The tracks gathered here were recorded during the preparations for a live performance in 2011." faitiche

"...sound research ~ specifically the vintage timbre-set of raw, analogue oscillators & dripping spring-reverb, the pieces are largely rhythmic (in the way that Daphne Oram’s “listen, move, and dance” series is or the Delia Derbyshire-esque) but otherwise this should push the same buttons that, say, sifting through Raymond Scott’s “manhattan research” set does. there are plenty of artists right now trying their hand at 'vintage' electronic sounds, but few do it with quite the uncynical panache as Jan Jelinek." mimaroglu

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