Zoe Efstathiou Prepared Piano
Egil Kalman Modular Synthesizer
The duo explores the materiality of space by sculpting sound objects which are dynamically changing through interaction and improvisation. Subtle nuances alter the surface characteristics and boundaries of the objects, evoking a sensuous and tangible experience and creating an environment where the boundaries between the acoustic and electronic world become unclear. The piano, through the use of extended techniques, objects and microphones is explored in its timbral possibilities and serves as a surface for tactile explorations, often imitating the electronic world. The modular synthesizers take the form of physical masses, projecting the gravitational and material attributes of the sound with their formations.
By tracing the microlevel sound articulations and the through timbral explorations of acoustic and electronic intstruments, large scale forms are created where the momentary interpolates with the ever evolving.The music reflects the ephemeral, the transient state between future and past, inviting the listener to experience time as a superficial characteristic of reality.
The album is a series of improvisations recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg by Oscar Karlsson.
Mixed in Trondheim by Kyrre Laastad
Mastered in Berlin by Andreas [Lupo] Lubich @Calyxmastering
released June 26, 2019
Music by Zoe Efstathiou, Egil Kalman,
Mastered by Andreas [Lupo] Lubich
Mixed by Kyrre Laastad
Recorded by Oscar Karlsson