SIGURDSSON, VALGEIR - ARCHITECTURE OF LOSS (CD)


"The parameters of musical possibility are vast on Valgeir Sigurdsson's third LP; Architecture of Loss. The music flows from no "notes" at all to lyrical, folk-like melody, from spare, acoustic sound to dense digital intervention. Originally composed for the same titled ballet by Stephen Petronio. Architecture of Loss is a powerful work in its own right in which Valgeir works from a broad palette of absences. The performers were handpicked from trusted Bedroom Community regulars: in addition to Valgeir himself and composer/keyboardist Nico Muhly, the album features classical violist Nadia Sirota and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. This album represents the piece as conceived and reconceived for the stage, and then reconceived again as pure music (the movement "Gone, Not Forgotten," for instance, is exclusive to this recording). Created, pored over and developed: the result is a meticulously designed structure, a sound architecture of musical and physical gestures and stillnesses." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2012| BEDROOM COMMUNITY | 14.90


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