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Percussion in Surround // Memory in Motion (mode 325) DVD

Percussion in Surround // Memory in Motion (mode 325) DVD

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This is a recorded sound source / video of a research project developed to investigate how a percussionist remembers the movement of music in an ensemble.In the video, you can enjoy playing with a multi-camera. Also includes 24-bit, 96khz PCM stereo audio version. Includes a booklet with liner notes directed by Aiyun Huang.

recorded music:

Iannis Xenakis 
Persephassa (1969) for six percussionits 28:10

Zihua Tan
Sorites (2015) for six percussionists 8:30

Francois-Bernard Mache 
Aera (1978) for six percussionists 21:11

alcides lanza 
sensor VI (1986) for percussion quartet 9:58
mnais mnemes (2013) for percussion quartet 7:21

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Mode releases available at Tobira. 

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Description by Mode:

"An extraordinary sonic experience.

“Memory in Motion: Percussion in Surround” was a research project developed to examine how percussionists memorize musical actions within ensembles. As part of this research, director Aiyun Huang commissioned new works to compliment selected existing repertoire. Zihua Tan wrote “Sorites” to compliment Iannis Xenakis'“Persephassa” and alcides lanza wrote “mnais” mnemes ”to compliment his own earlier composition“ sensor VI. ”In both cases, the composers were asked to use the identical setup and notational system as that of the existing works. By sharing this common DNA, these unique compositions synergistically flow together to form an unusually powerful listening experience.

“Persephassa” is a classic of the percussion repertoire, for 6 spatialized percussionists surrounding the audience. This, along with Tan's “Sorites” make for extraordinary listening in surround, with the listener placed in the center of the circular ensemble as acoustic sounds often ricochet or spin around the listener. The recording on this Mode release accurately places each percussionist in the soundstage (in the stereo version as well as the surround).

Contrasting, Malaysian born Zihua Tan's “Sorites” is full of mystery. It's orchestration of grainy-sounding brush strokes not only soften the attacks, but also blur the boundaries between different sounds, between one performer and another.

Mâche's “Aera” is also for 6 percussionists. Using tuned gongs, vibraphones, marimbas, tubular bells, and timpani as the main colors in this 20-minute work, Mâche directs our ears to hear the inner resonance of these instruments and how the timbres and harmonies mingle and evolve when combinations of instruments shift.

Lanza's two works are scored for percussion quartet. “Sensor VI” was inspired by the first moon-landing by the Apollo astronauts in 1969. Lanza chose to reference the devices that sensed and transmitted the astronauts' life-signs through space to technicians on the ground, and the relation these instruments have to the body's sense organs.
His “mnais mnemes” draws formal and textural inspiration from freely-derived characteristics of the mnais mneme, a unique dragonfly found in China — its very elongated cylindrical body contrasts strongly with its large head and enormous glassy spherical eyes.

DVD comes with a booklet of liner notes by director Aiyun Huang

• Audio options of 5.1 Dolby Digital or 24-bit 5.1 DTS, plus a
dedicated Dolby stereo mix
• All 5 works are filmed with multiple cameras
• BONUS: High resolution 24-bit, 96 khz PCM stereo audio (no video with this option) "

Artist: Percussion in Surround

Label: Mode Records

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This is a recorded sound source / video of a research project developed to investigate how a percussionist remembers the movement of music in an ensemble.In the video, you can enjoy playing with a multi-camera. Also includes 24-bit, 96khz PCM stereo audio version. Includes a booklet with liner notes directed by Aiyun Huang.

recorded music:

Iannis Xenakis 
Persephassa (1969) for six percussionits 28:10

Zihua Tan
Sorites (2015) for six percussionists 8:30

Francois-Bernard Mache 
Aera (1978) for six percussionists 21:11

alcides lanza 
sensor VI (1986) for percussion quartet 9:58
mnais mnemes (2013) for percussion quartet 7:21

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Mode releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Description by Mode:

"An extraordinary sonic experience.

“Memory in Motion: Percussion in Surround” was a research project developed to examine how percussionists memorize musical actions within ensembles. As part of this research, director Aiyun Huang commissioned new works to compliment selected existing repertoire. Zihua Tan wrote “Sorites” to compliment Iannis Xenakis'“Persephassa” and alcides lanza wrote “mnais” mnemes ”to compliment his own earlier composition“ sensor VI. ”In both cases, the composers were asked to use the identical setup and notational system as that of the existing works. By sharing this common DNA, these unique compositions synergistically flow together to form an unusually powerful listening experience.

“Persephassa” is a classic of the percussion repertoire, for 6 spatialized percussionists surrounding the audience. This, along with Tan's “Sorites” make for extraordinary listening in surround, with the listener placed in the center of the circular ensemble as acoustic sounds often ricochet or spin around the listener. The recording on this Mode release accurately places each percussionist in the soundstage (in the stereo version as well as the surround).

Contrasting, Malaysian born Zihua Tan's “Sorites” is full of mystery. It's orchestration of grainy-sounding brush strokes not only soften the attacks, but also blur the boundaries between different sounds, between one performer and another.

Mâche's “Aera” is also for 6 percussionists. Using tuned gongs, vibraphones, marimbas, tubular bells, and timpani as the main colors in this 20-minute work, Mâche directs our ears to hear the inner resonance of these instruments and how the timbres and harmonies mingle and evolve when combinations of instruments shift.

Lanza's two works are scored for percussion quartet. “Sensor VI” was inspired by the first moon-landing by the Apollo astronauts in 1969. Lanza chose to reference the devices that sensed and transmitted the astronauts' life-signs through space to technicians on the ground, and the relation these instruments have to the body's sense organs.
His “mnais mnemes” draws formal and textural inspiration from freely-derived characteristics of the mnais mneme, a unique dragonfly found in China — its very elongated cylindrical body contrasts strongly with its large head and enormous glassy spherical eyes.

DVD comes with a booklet of liner notes by director Aiyun Huang

• Audio options of 5.1 Dolby Digital or 24-bit 5.1 DTS, plus a
dedicated Dolby stereo mix
• All 5 works are filmed with multiple cameras
• BONUS: High resolution 24-bit, 96 khz PCM stereo audio (no video with this option) "

Artist: Percussion in Surround

Label: Mode Records