Foreign Correspondents

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Ryu Hankil, Noid, Matija Schellander and others
Foreign Correspondents

MIKROTON CD 43 | 44
Edition of 300

In 2013, Noid and Matija Schellander travelled from Vienna to East Asia to meet up with Ryu Hankil and other musicians from Japan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Europe. Carrying compositions, sound art pieces and workshop preparations in their luggage to be tested by changing social and artistic settings, by everyday tour life and to be used as starting points for debates in various forms.
The first CD – Tokyo Office – is a trio of Noid, Schellander and their main collaborator on this tour: Ryu Hankil from Seoul. It was recorded in the Ftarri shop in Tokyo, an intimate setting, a perfect concert situation for close, concentrated listening. The result is a 44 minute set of unmusical musicality with sounds of typewriter, drums, double bass, cello, jing-hu and victorian synthesizer.
The second CD – “Field Report” – is the travelogue of one month of concerts, field recordings, workshops, dinners, getting lost, missing planes, stretched and contracted gut strings in the temperature and humidity extremes from Okinawa to Beijing, collaborating with locals and other traveling musicians, exposing sometimes strict concepts to confusing listening situations from Seoul rooftops to Osaka market stands to Hong Kong industrial buildings.
Snippets and cuts composed in chronological order to an immersive flow of changing spaces and societies, on the turning point between being in and out.

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Pierre-Yves Martel & Matija Schellander Austria 2015

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Matija Schellander (A) – Kontrabass
Pierre-Yves Martel (CAN) – Viola da gamba

tue 01.12.15 20h velak export, moe, WIEN
+ andrea pensado, eakme, marina vesic & alles klingt, patrik redl & wolfgang musil, matthias erian

wed 2.12.15 19h im Pavillon, WELS

thu 3.12.15 20h interpenetration, wakuum, GRAZ
+ rant, Harald Günter Kainer

supported by BKA Österreich

Esox Lucius

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Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger,
Matija Schellander, Petr Vrba

ESOX LUCIUS

Isabelle Duthoit (FR) clarinet, voice
Franz Hautzinger (AT) quartertone trumpet
Matija Schellander (AT) modular synthesizer
Petr Vrba (CZ) trumpet, vibrating speakers

core009 | LP | 34:18 min | 300 hand numbered copies + digital download
http://corvorecords.de/releases/duthoit-hautzinger-schellander-vrba-esox-lucius/

The Tracks of the album ESOX LUCIUS were recorded on high end analogue technique at the Czech Radio Broadcasting Studio in Prague. Four exceptional instrumentalists are creating bubbling and zizzling chamber music, they are blurring the edges of their instruments, but contemporarily dialoguing with a precise and unique vocabulary. The record is based on minimal drones, refined with analogue trumpet glitches and extended vocal techniques. Brass is bubbling, feedbacks are shrieking, it sounds as if a red glowing wire is cutting into a block of ice. Under predatory hissings evaporates a tinny morse alphabet. What remains are sublime minmal highlights, set with pinpoint accuracy.

“A dark underwater-like atmosphere… it’s shimmering, swooshing, rattling in finest manufacture”
freistil (AT)

“…Electroacoustic improvisation with a chamber music perspective.”
jazz.pt (PT)

“…This quartet sounds as if they have always played together, … and again it proves to me that rather than scenes should be monitored individuals or individual works.”
his voice (CZ)
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