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Aleksandra Słyż // A Vibrant Touch TAPE

Aleksandra Słyż // A Vibrant Touch TAPE

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poland poznansound writer Aleksandra Słyż, in September 2022Limited to 70 pieces from Slovakian experiment/ambient label Warm WinterThis is the released cassette.

Includes 3 electro-acoustic drone tracks for modular, violin, viola, cello, and alto saxophone. Comes with DL code.It is out of print.

Below is a description of the label.

Polish composer Aleksandra Słyż has released her second full-length album 'A Vibrant Touch' on Warm Winters Ltd. On his debut, Human Glory, released on Pointless Geometry, he explored two different approaches and techniques, but here he finds connections between acoustic and synthesized sounds, creating rich drone structures, slowly but surely. You can see her going her own way, pulsing wildly and resonating in the space around her and in the listener.

“I am very fascinated by the processes associated with sound and the bodily sensations experienced through its movement. I've come to realize that," she says. “Therefore, from the beginning we wanted to use recordings of specific acoustic instruments. Joining Słyż and her modular synthesizer would be the violin (Kosma Műller), viola (Kamil Babka), cello (Anna Szmatoła), alto A quartet of saxophonists (Marcus Wärnheim).

The three pieces on this album are by Słyż, exploring the physicality of the sounds of these instruments, such as how fingers and bows press down on the strings of a cello, or the air pressure when someone blows on the inside of a saxophone. It skillfully manipulates and intertwines modular synthesizers.Inspired by 3th-century spectral composers like Grizei and Siersi, just intonation, drone music, and microtonality, this Polish composer renders dissonance, tension, and pulse with astonishing grace and power. It is.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Warm Winters Ltd. releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code.

Warm Winters Ltd .:

"Polish composer Aleksandra Słyż joins Warm Winters Ltd. with A Vibrant Touch, her second full-length album. While her debut Human Glory released by Pointless Geometry explored two distinct approaches and techniques, here she finds her unique path forward: finding connections between acoustic and synthetic sounds, creating rich drone structures, slowly but intensely pulsing and resonating within the surrounding space and within each listener.

“I am very much fascinated by the processes related to the body sensations experienced through sound and its movement. I have always perceived sound as a physical phenomenon, traveling as waves of energy, as vibrations which we can literally feel and physically experience,” she “Therefore, from the very beginning I wanted to use recordings of specific acoustic instruments, which in my opinion beautifully represent the motion itself.” Joining Słyż and her modular synthesizer on A Vibrant Touch is a quartet of musicians playing violin shares (Kosma Műller ), viola (Kamil Babka), cello (Anna Szmatoła) and alto saxophone (Marcus Wärnheim).

The three pieces on the album explore the physicality of sound of these instruments – like the way a finger or bow presses down on the string of a cello, or the air pressure in the saxophone when someone blows inside it – as they intertwine with expert navigation of modular synthesizers by Słyż. Drawing on the work of 20th century spectral composers like Grisey or Scelsi, just intonation, drone music and microtonality for inspiration, the Polish composer uses dissonance, tension and pulse with incredible grace and power.

She opens the proceedings with the patient, gliding and stirring piece “Healing”. “The Ruthless Act” is slightly more ominous and grainy, as the cello and modular synthesizer mimic each other's movements to disorienting effect. Floating Rage” is a monumental composition lasting almost 26 minutes, a crowning jewel of the album. Słyż and the instrumentalists are exceedingly patient as the piece slowly unravels into a brutal, heart- and ear-shattering climax. It's a testament to her compositional prowess , that a piece of this length is imbued with so much weight and elegance."

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Artist bio (via the label):

"Aleksandra Słyż is a Polish composer, sound designer and sound engineer currently moving between Stockholm, Sweden and Poznań, Poland. She has soundtracked and created sound design for multiple films, worked on various installations, and composed music for different ensembles. She has performed at many experimental music festivals, including Unsound Festival (Krakow), Ephemera Festival (Warsaw), Avant Art Festival (Wroclaw), Between Festival (Stockholm), Idealistic Festival (Copenhagen), Kiev Music Fest (Kiev), Open Source Art Festival ( Sopot), Sanaatorium of Sound (Sokolowsko), UNG Nordisk Musik Festival (Pitea) and others."

Artist : Aleksandra Słyż

Label: Label: Warm Winters Ltd. 

poland poznansound writer Aleksandra Słyż, in September 2022Limited to 70 pieces from Slovakian experiment/ambient label Warm WinterThis is the released cassette.

Includes 3 electro-acoustic drone tracks for modular, violin, viola, cello, and alto saxophone. Comes with DL code.It is out of print.

Below is a description of the label.

Polish composer Aleksandra Słyż has released her second full-length album 'A Vibrant Touch' on Warm Winters Ltd. On his debut, Human Glory, released on Pointless Geometry, he explored two different approaches and techniques, but here he finds connections between acoustic and synthesized sounds, creating rich drone structures, slowly but surely. You can see her going her own way, pulsing wildly and resonating in the space around her and in the listener.

“I am very fascinated by the processes associated with sound and the bodily sensations experienced through its movement. I've come to realize that," she says. “Therefore, from the beginning we wanted to use recordings of specific acoustic instruments. Joining Słyż and her modular synthesizer would be the violin (Kosma Műller), viola (Kamil Babka), cello (Anna Szmatoła), alto A quartet of saxophonists (Marcus Wärnheim).

The three pieces on this album are by Słyż, exploring the physicality of the sounds of these instruments, such as how fingers and bows press down on the strings of a cello, or the air pressure when someone blows on the inside of a saxophone. It skillfully manipulates and intertwines modular synthesizers.Inspired by 3th-century spectral composers like Grizei and Siersi, just intonation, drone music, and microtonality, this Polish composer renders dissonance, tension, and pulse with astonishing grace and power. It is.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Warm Winters Ltd. releases available at Tobira.

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

Includes DL code.

Warm Winters Ltd .:

"Polish composer Aleksandra Słyż joins Warm Winters Ltd. with A Vibrant Touch, her second full-length album. While her debut Human Glory released by Pointless Geometry explored two distinct approaches and techniques, here she finds her unique path forward: finding connections between acoustic and synthetic sounds, creating rich drone structures, slowly but intensely pulsing and resonating within the surrounding space and within each listener.

“I am very much fascinated by the processes related to the body sensations experienced through sound and its movement. I have always perceived sound as a physical phenomenon, traveling as waves of energy, as vibrations which we can literally feel and physically experience,” she “Therefore, from the very beginning I wanted to use recordings of specific acoustic instruments, which in my opinion beautifully represent the motion itself.” Joining Słyż and her modular synthesizer on A Vibrant Touch is a quartet of musicians playing violin shares (Kosma Műller ), viola (Kamil Babka), cello (Anna Szmatoła) and alto saxophone (Marcus Wärnheim).

The three pieces on the album explore the physicality of sound of these instruments – like the way a finger or bow presses down on the string of a cello, or the air pressure in the saxophone when someone blows inside it – as they intertwine with expert navigation of modular synthesizers by Słyż. Drawing on the work of 20th century spectral composers like Grisey or Scelsi, just intonation, drone music and microtonality for inspiration, the Polish composer uses dissonance, tension and pulse with incredible grace and power.

She opens the proceedings with the patient, gliding and stirring piece “Healing”. “The Ruthless Act” is slightly more ominous and grainy, as the cello and modular synthesizer mimic each other's movements to disorienting effect. Floating Rage” is a monumental composition lasting almost 26 minutes, a crowning jewel of the album. Słyż and the instrumentalists are exceedingly patient as the piece slowly unravels into a brutal, heart- and ear-shattering climax. It's a testament to her compositional prowess , that a piece of this length is imbued with so much weight and elegance."

***

Artist bio (via the label):

"Aleksandra Słyż is a Polish composer, sound designer and sound engineer currently moving between Stockholm, Sweden and Poznań, Poland. She has soundtracked and created sound design for multiple films, worked on various installations, and composed music for different ensembles. She has performed at many experimental music festivals, including Unsound Festival (Krakow), Ephemera Festival (Warsaw), Avant Art Festival (Wroclaw), Between Festival (Stockholm), Idealistic Festival (Copenhagen), Kiev Music Fest (Kiev), Open Source Art Festival ( Sopot), Sanaatorium of Sound (Sokolowsko), UNG Nordisk Musik Festival (Pitea) and others."

Artist : Aleksandra Słyż

Label: Label: Warm Winters Ltd.