LAMIEE/DRÒLO ENSEMBLE // the deafening moment of the whistle after the noise

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Nicholas Remondino . feedback, cymbals, prepared bass drum, synth, drums, objects, tapes, saw, prepared piano, sampler, voice
Andrea Silvia Giordano . organetto, flute, melodica, accordion, pump organ
Christian Thoma . oboe, english horn, bass clarinet
Martin Mayes . french horn, alphorn
Mariasole De Pascali . flutes
Ambra Chiara Michelangeli . viola
Michele Anelli . doublebass
Pietro Elia Barcellona . doublebass
Cosimo Fiaschi . soprano saxophone
Andrea Dellapiana . tapes
Roger Arntzen . doublebass (track 8)

01  sègn – ciàir – sgliss
02 liri – smens – artorn
03  òrgo – lotra – maculà
04  lòsa – sercc – breugg
05  soen – manch – stërmé
06  niss – cëffi – contra
07 nsun – vòrti – dësvij
08  creé – veuid – chërpa

 

Description

This association of two different projects, LAMIEE. and Dròlo Ensemble, comes from a third one, the duet formed by Italian poli-instrumentalists Nicholas Remondino and Andrea Giordano, OTONN, centered in the use of vocals, percussion and electronics. From one side you have an exploration of feedback and «its acoustic double, a harmonic noise», and from the other reminiscences of a very old folk music expression from Piedmont, the “masche”, which is tributed to witches and their rituals. The combination seems simultaneously ancient and contemporary, bringing the music outside of time, and simultaneously popular and experimental, with instruments like the organetto, the pump organ or the accordion sounding along synthesizers, tapes, woodwinds, horns and strings, in hybrids of chamber music and jazz. Composition and improvisation appear in equal parts, sometimes seeming impossible to tell when there’s a score ruling the events and when it’s the moment and the spontaneity of the musicians that are in action. The most important aspect is that you never heard anything like this before.

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