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карлицы сюита (vinyl LP)
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Ingrid Schmoliner карлицы сюита (vinyl LP)
Composed by Ingrid Schmoliner.
Recorded in 2013 in Vienna by Martin Fisch.
Mixed by Robert Hofmann and Alexander Yannilos.
Mastered by Kassian Troyer.

Artworks by Wendelin Büchler.
published in June 2014
46'28''
€21.00
in stock
 
A suite of powerful prepared piano music, inspired by the saga of the Percht, a female pagan godess, which appears on midwinter and whose origins reach back to the Stone Age, still present in the very remote mountain areas of the Austrian Alps. This composition speaks a unique sonic language, distinctively and complex, a multilayered piece of art without any electronic treatments or overdubs.
This album of Ingrid Schmoliner speaks a unique sonic language, distinctively and complex, a multilayered piece of art without any electronic treatments or overdubs. Starting with Stampa, a tribal trance beat helter-skelter, this music hits the listener with full impact. The following Grul with its bell-like sound preparations and fast movement creates a feeling of frozen and uneasy suspense and leads direktly to the last piece on Side A: Balaena mysticetus, which is the scientific name of the bowhead whale. And it is quite what this piece sounds like. Natural reverberation of stroked and bowed objects inside the resonance body of the Grand Piano recall the presence of an archaic living creature, fragile but of enormous size, calling through the sea.
Side B bursts in with another repetitive structure, a stumbling dance, named after the russian counterpart of the austrian Percht, the Baba Jaga. Not in an Mussorgskyan illustrative way, but caught in a hallucinating fever trip on a spiraling roller coaster. A punching, heavy sound without preparations, nor pitty is opening a clear view on the hitting shock that is imminent. The following track Teadin brings silence and relief. On the record's longest track, the piano strings are resonating from sustaining Ebow impulses, layered to beautiful harmonies. With Zampamuatta, a reprise/variation of Stampa, the LP ends and the circle is closed.
With artwork by Wendelin Büchler, inspired by drawings, scratched in the alpine rocks and costumes of the Percht rites in winter.
Including a link to download the digital version.

Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies.
Austrian vocal, piano and improvisation artist Ingrid Schmoliner distinctively expands the tonal language of current avant-garde music with her striking piano preparations and the multilayered combinations of her compositional patterns. Due to her manifold education and specialization in the fields of vocal training, overtone singing, jazz vocals and yodeling in 2009 she was invited to sing as guest soloist at the opera in Graz, Austria. Artistically she moves in the genres of new music, experimental-improvised music, avant-garde music, free jazz, folk fusion and folk music. A further focus of her work is on the interdisciplinary collaboration with dancers, choreographers, and video artists. Ingrid Schmoliner initiated projects such as Luiss, the Kollektiv TARO, and PARA. She is the founder of the Raum 4 concert series in Vienna and curates the New Adits Festival for Contemporary Music in Carinthia, Austria.