“A Space Odyssey....
I am listening. Invited on a sonic voyage of discovery in outer space.
Comets, asteroids, The moon, the Earth, solar winds, gasses, cosmic rays.
Exploring extraterrestrial materials and processes = triomusic for saxophone, piano and cello (and objects).
First IKEYA-SEKI: the comet. Suddenly: tenor sax and piano. Sharply cut rugged objects. Cello lives it’s own life as streaming source Rhythmic tension. Perhaps a comet dance? Actually a soulfull and warm meeting with this comet. Suddenly: stop
Now in GEMINIDAS - the meteor shower. Scratch, noise, metal. Soft slap points. Transforms into dreaming sounds. Is it a dream?
Move on to a visit at MARE NUBIUM - the lunar mare. Melodic, warm and welcoming here. And calm. Breathing. Even bluesy
A side trip below the earth’s surface. Playfull, bright piano clusters and fluttering sax takes me there: into the MAGMA. Here the strong forces in the molten material takes off. Hard bowing cello joins. Wild. Oscillating. And suddenly: stop.
NEPTUNO is far, far away. Concrete sounds and transparent cello mesh against bell-ringing chords. Getting darker. Repeat. Moving into a dreamy world of beautiful noise. Far, far away.
HYPERION is a titan, moon of Saturn, a super-cluster, a beetle and many other things. HYPERION is a weird animal sax in strange dialogue with rubbing cello. Pulsating piano is also in the picture.
At the edge of Hell. Caught in between: LIMBO Frenetic chaos. Splintered sounds. But hey: there is also a deep, soulfull sax present in this LIMBO.
ANDROMEDA: the beautiful spiral galaxy. Bouncing cello and pads softly rattling. Slow single tones in piano. Space. Then discreet blowing muted sax, inside piano scraping and plucking, persistent cello tremolo. Weightless again. Floating through star systems, interstellar gas and dust in slow motion- through ANDROMEDA.
A journey with three individual sound explorers. Together in one and their own spaceship. A pleasure being onboard! A beautiful space odyssey! “
released December 10, 2019
Ada Rave - tenor sax & objects
Cecilia Quinteros - cello
Paula Shocron - piano & objects (all tracks except #3)
All compositions by Ada Rave, Cecilia Quinteros and Paula Shocron
Recorded at Estudio Libres, Buenos Aires, November 26, 2018
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Nacht
Cover art by Carolina Magnin // www.carolinamagnin.com
Design by Paula Shocron
Produced by Ada Rave, Cecilia Quinteros, Paula Shocron and Nendo Dango Records
Nendo Dango arises to gather not only our music, but also to show a way to reach it, a way of construction in favor of the
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