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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Deep Listening DL 38
Release Year: 2008
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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"Monique Buzzart and Ellen Fullman began working together in June 2005. These collaborative compositions are rooted in tonalities that unfold with unexpected possibilities. Buzzart's trombone navigates and merges through an infinite array of distinct overtones from Fullman's Long String Instrument. With slight timbral variations and pitch juxtapositions, sympathetic resonances articulate overtone colorations and threads of resultant melodic fragments emerge and intertwine." [label info]

"Four female composers, two collaborations and one label, Deep Listening. But the outcome is quite different. First the good news. Ellen Fullman is perhaps, hopefully, best known for her work with metal string music, ever since discovering it in 1981. Here she works with trombonist Monique Buzzarte, of whom I never heard before. Apparently she works with trombone, sometimes in combination with electronics. The results are simply great. Long sustaining tones are produced by the strings and Buzzarte's trombone plays like sustained tones on her trombone. Slow and solemn; that's the way this music moves forward. Majestically. Minimal and melodic. Sombre yet full of light. Six tracks that work best however as one track. If you like Phill Niblock than you like this too. Great work." [FdW / Vital Weekly]

label website: www.deeplistening.org