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|sedimental (usa) #sed 024 lp|
reynols “whistling kettle quartet” long playing record
- i andante mogal
- 22 moderato uno surido fermo
- iii allegro repuliom lanidelo
|sedimental press release...|
|a singularly brilliant work for baritone, tenor, contralto & soprano whistling kettles from this unpredictable argentinian collective reynols seems to be more active than ever. responsible for a bunch of highly conceptual projects such as the “10.000-chicken symphony”, “blantapes”, “fire music”, “reynols plays the eiffel tower”, etc. this sound-art piece redefines a traditional format in classical music the quartet in order to expand its boundaries and possibilities. through the three movements of this composition (andante mogal, moderato uno surido fermo and allegro repuliom lanidelo), the sound of the four whistling kettles create deep textures, ranging from minimal static drones to complex pitch counterpoints. if the string quartet has, for centuries, been a must for composers, what can we expect from the coming xxi century quartets? maybe this release starts eying in key an answer …|
reynols started its activities in 1993 in argentina. since that date the work of the band has been basically oriented to improvisation, droning and deep experimental research, etc., employing diverse acoustic & electric instruments and no-instruments, tapes and electronics. the group integrates an amazing musician who suffers from down's syndrome, miguel tomas n, who plays drums, vocals and diverse instruments. the fact that reynols integrates a handicapped member is not casual, actually the band s forrays into musical experimentation are guided by the inmense freedom of tomas n s mind, giving a challenging and unique character to this project. the line-up is completed with robeto conlazo & anla courtis, who play electric guitars and many other instruments.
in 1995 reynols released the first dematerialized cd called "gordura vegetal hidrogenada". in 1996 they started releasing stuff outside their country. at the moment the band has more than 80 releases in europe, usa, new zealand and japan. during the years the band s activities has included: concerts for plants, tributes to dry ice, psychic energy refractions with toothbrushes, noise performances in public squares, etc. the band also has manofacturated selfdesigned electric guitars and other electric instruments.
during 1999 reynols has been involved in several collaborations projects with the acclaimed american composer pauline oliveros. the band remixed oliveros s live stuff in a cd called "pauline oliveros in the arms of reynols" and played an internet concert with her in 1999. in august 2000 oliveros & reynols played together some concerts in usa including a performance at the lincoln center on her "lunar opera" that was the begining of the reynols usa tour 2000. reynols also played with oliveros at the deep listening space during ocober 2001.
during the 2001 usa tour the band presented their new homemade intruments called electric pacalirtes in more than twenty cities and played them at the no music festival with musicians like lee ranaldo, alan licht, john oswald, michael snow, paul dutton and members of the nihilist spasm band.