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Ensemble Ektòs // Semèia Kài Tèrata CD

Ensemble Ektòs // Semèia Kài Tèrata CD

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Ensemble Ektòs, a sound drone band from Copenhagen, Denmark, released their debut album in July 2022 on the Italian experimental label 7 Editions.

Includes 22 quiet drone sounds. It is a 6-sided digipak and a shrink specification.Below is a description of the label.

The Septuagint is the name given to the first Greek translation of the Old Testament, dating from the 2nd century AD.According to Alistair's letter to Philocrates, which describes the origin of this version, the translation was done by 2 sages of Alexandria who were commissioned by Ptolemy II.In the text, the term ``prodigy'' (τέρας, tearas) is not found alone, but forms an inseparable dichotomy with the ``symbol'' (σημεῖον, semèion), σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα (semèia kài tearata). It is an expression.

Recorded in September 2019, Semèia Kài Térata is the first work by Ensemble Ektòs, a quartet of composers and performers based in Copenhagen.The work depicts a solemn yet imaginative path that combines the use of stillness and silence.With a ritualistic iteration that evokes the most extreme experiences of a kind of minimalism, Semèia Kài Térata masterfully expresses the mystical necessity of its title and the dark wonder that miracles often carry.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more 901 Editions releases available at Tobira. 

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Text by Marco Baldini:

"The Septuagint is the name in which the first Greek translation of the Old Testament is identified, datable to the 2nd century AD According to Aristea's letter to Philocrates, in which the genesis of this version is mentioned, 72 sages from Alexandria commissioned by Ptolemy II were responsible for the translation. Within the text, the term "prodigy" (τέρας, tearas) is never found alone but forms an inseparable binomial with "sign" (σημεῖον, semèion), thus forming the expression σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα (semèia kài tearata) .

Recorded in September 2019, Semèia Kài Térata is the first work by Ensemble Ektòs, a quartet of composers and performers based in Copenhagen. The work describes an austere yet imaginative path combining stillness with the use of silences. A ritual reiteration recalling the most extreme experiences of certain minimalism and microscopic attention to timbral stratification. Rigorous and evocative, with radical attention to the beauty of the whole sound set, Semèia Kài Térata well manages to identify that sense of mysterious inevitability evoked in the title, as well as the dark wonder that miracles often bear."



Michał Biel: Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Cosimo Fiaschi: Soprano Saxophone
Francesco Toninelli: Percussion, Objects
Hein Westgaard: Electric guitar

Recorded by Michał Biel at RMC Copenhagen in September 2019. Mixed by Michał Biel and Francesco Toninelli at RMC. Mastered by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside studio. Photography by Fabio Perletta. Design by Mote Studio.

Artist bio:

" Ensemble Ektòs is an instrumental group born in spring 2019 in Copenhagen.

The four members found themsleves sharing an interest in stillness, quiet but colorful sounds, and silence.Eager for thoroughness and focus after being involved in a crowded improvised music scene.Since then, their research aims to integrate specific instrumental practices into a conceptual approach to investigating themes like chance, composition of the author, contingency or the interaction with natural and cultural phenomena, with an ubiquitous interest in the complexity of reality.

The ensemble benefited from an experimental rehearsal practice built upon the interpretation of Wandelweiser repertoire, transcriptions of field recordings, extreme instrumental techniques and mnemonic exercises, which created a solid yet versatile group identity.
 '

Artist : Ensemble Ektòs

Label: Label: NEVER Editions

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Ensemble Ektòs, a sound drone band from Copenhagen, Denmark, released their debut album in July 2022 on the Italian experimental label 7 Editions.

Includes 22 quiet drone sounds. It is a 6-sided digipak and a shrink specification.Below is a description of the label.

The Septuagint is the name given to the first Greek translation of the Old Testament, dating from the 2nd century AD.According to Alistair's letter to Philocrates, which describes the origin of this version, the translation was done by 2 sages of Alexandria who were commissioned by Ptolemy II.In the text, the term ``prodigy'' (τέρας, tearas) is not found alone, but forms an inseparable dichotomy with the ``symbol'' (σημεῖον, semèion), σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα (semèia kài tearata). It is an expression.

Recorded in September 2019, Semèia Kài Térata is the first work by Ensemble Ektòs, a quartet of composers and performers based in Copenhagen.The work depicts a solemn yet imaginative path that combines the use of stillness and silence.With a ritualistic iteration that evokes the most extreme experiences of a kind of minimalism, Semèia Kài Térata masterfully expresses the mystical necessity of its title and the dark wonder that miracles often carry.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more 901 Editions releases available at Tobira. 

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Text by Marco Baldini:

"The Septuagint is the name in which the first Greek translation of the Old Testament is identified, datable to the 2nd century AD According to Aristea's letter to Philocrates, in which the genesis of this version is mentioned, 72 sages from Alexandria commissioned by Ptolemy II were responsible for the translation. Within the text, the term "prodigy" (τέρας, tearas) is never found alone but forms an inseparable binomial with "sign" (σημεῖον, semèion), thus forming the expression σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα (semèia kài tearata) .

Recorded in September 2019, Semèia Kài Térata is the first work by Ensemble Ektòs, a quartet of composers and performers based in Copenhagen. The work describes an austere yet imaginative path combining stillness with the use of silences. A ritual reiteration recalling the most extreme experiences of certain minimalism and microscopic attention to timbral stratification. Rigorous and evocative, with radical attention to the beauty of the whole sound set, Semèia Kài Térata well manages to identify that sense of mysterious inevitability evoked in the title, as well as the dark wonder that miracles often bear."



Michał Biel: Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Cosimo Fiaschi: Soprano Saxophone
Francesco Toninelli: Percussion, Objects
Hein Westgaard: Electric guitar

Recorded by Michał Biel at RMC Copenhagen in September 2019. Mixed by Michał Biel and Francesco Toninelli at RMC. Mastered by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside studio. Photography by Fabio Perletta. Design by Mote Studio.

Artist bio:

" Ensemble Ektòs is an instrumental group born in spring 2019 in Copenhagen.

The four members found themsleves sharing an interest in stillness, quiet but colorful sounds, and silence.Eager for thoroughness and focus after being involved in a crowded improvised music scene.Since then, their research aims to integrate specific instrumental practices into a conceptual approach to investigating themes like chance, composition of the author, contingency or the interaction with natural and cultural phenomena, with an ubiquitous interest in the complexity of reality.

The ensemble benefited from an experimental rehearsal practice built upon the interpretation of Wandelweiser repertoire, transcriptions of field recordings, extreme instrumental techniques and mnemonic exercises, which created a solid yet versatile group identity.
 '

Artist : Ensemble Ektòs

Label: Label: NEVER Editions