Tag: Rival Consoles

NICOLAS BOUGAÏEFF – Song For Ewe

“Overt repetition was a fresh idea when it was introduced in the 1960s. The earliest Glass compositions were essentially concept algorithms, process applied to music. But the crossover Knee Play 5 is such a beautiful intersection of strict process and romance. It planted the seed that sometimes a paradox can be solved, that some opposites can be joined.”

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RIVAL CONSOLES – Song For Ewe

“Even as an analytical music maker and listener this piece – just in the first few minutes, let alone across its epic duration – completely melts my thinking. I love how you forget where the notes are starting, what notes are being played, and the sounds of the bassoons start to become other things: they become flutes, they become synthesisers, they become the human voice, they become distortion, interference, distant, close etc – there is so much shape shifting going on, but without the egotistical desire to say “hey, look how shape shifting this music is”.

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