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Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa: Interspace (Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions )

After performing together in Canada beginning in 2019, bass clarinetist & electronic artist Philippe Lauzier and NY percussionist Carl Costa remained in contact during the pandemic by exchanging compositional concepts, the 4-part "Sincronica Vaga" and "Soft Routine" the results, the former based on dovetailing motives, the latter on harmonic counterpoint interaction.
 

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Philippe Lauzier-bass clarinet, synthesizer, speakers, effects

Carlo Costa-percussion, objects


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Label: Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions
Catalog ID: tdb90063 / ie-060
Squidco Product Code: 33274

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded between October and December, 2021.

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"Philippe Lauzier and Carlo Costa collaborated for the first time in December 2019 for a few concerts in Canada. All the music at that time was improvised, but over the course of the pandemic Philippe and Carlo started collaborating remotely by elaborating and exchanging some compositional work.

Sincronia Vaga consists of four movements. In each movement there are a number of short motives, single notes and noise cells assigned to each player. These can be played in any order within a given time frame. The piece was conceived to be recorded separately without overdubbing one part to another. The two parts were overlapped in a second phase with some minor editing.

Soft Routine makes use of two harmonic sequences of different lengths that dephase in counterpoint for a while before returning to the starting point. A constant synthesizer part co-exists with a spacious percussion collage of bell resonances, rocks, woodblocks and drum head rubbing, as well as bass clarinet long tones and multiphonics."-Tour de Fras


Artist Biographies

"Composer, improviser, instrumentalist (clarinet & saxophone) and sound artist, Philippe Lauzier participates in several projects that tour regularly in Canada and Europe, but also in USA, Latine America and Australia. In his solo and collective work, his ideas incorporate influences of contemporary musical languages as well as sounds from non-Western sources. Creative extended techniques, complex drones from which polyphonies emerge, and a certain compositional rigour are typical of his style. His interest for collaborative intermedia practices also leads him to create sound installation pieces, live performances for contemporary dance, theater music and many sound designs for visual art projects. Philippe lives in Montreal, Quebec."

-Philippe Lauzier Website (http://www.philippelauzier.com/bio)
5/28/2024

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"Percussionist and composer Carlo Costa was born in Rome, Italy. In 2001 he moved to Boston to study music. Since 2005 he has been living in New York City where he regularly performs as a leader and co-leader of various projects, as well as a sideman. Carlo is currently primarily involved with experimental and improvised music and is an active composer for his ensembles and ad hoc projects. He has performed throughout Europe and the US in a wide variety of contexts.

Carlo currently leads or co-leads Natura Morta (a trio with violist Frantz Loriot and bassist Sean Ali), the Carlo Costa Quartet (with trombonist Steve Swell, saxophonist Jonathan Moritz and bassist Sean Ali), Earth Tongues (with trumpeter Joe Moffett and tubist Dan Peck), the large ensemble Acustica, the trio Ancient Enemies (with alto saxophonist Nathaniel Morgan and violist Joanna Mattrey), and a solo percussion project. In November 2014 Carlo launched the record label Neither/Nor Records which is dedicated to experimental and improvised music."

-Carlo Costa Website (http://www.carlocostamusic.com/carlocostamusic/biography.html)
5/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sincronica Vaga I 6:22

2. Sincronica Vaga II 8:45

3. Sincronica Vaga III 6:40

4. Sincronica Vaga IV 12:08

5. Soft Routine 15:51

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Canadian Composition & Improvisation
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Percussion & Drums
Objects and Home-made Instruments
Duo Recordings
New in Improvised Music


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