Schwalm, Peter - The Beauty Of Disaster (Mega Blowout Sale)

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"Since 1998 and for six years, Schwalm worked continually with Eno, releasing numerous joint works, including the album Drawn From Life and the soundtrack to the film Fear X by Nicholas Winding Refn, all the while giving celebrated joint performances in Europe and Japan. Since 2006, Schwalm has been repeatedly invited by the Punktfestival in Kristiansand, where he performed as celebrated live-remixer. As one of the most respected exponents of this particular art form, he collaborated with several well known music ensembles, including the Ensemble Modern from Frankfurt The new album by J.Peter Schwalm, The Beauty Of Disaster continues this tradition, by exemplifying the suggestive powers of instrumental music, while drawing inspiration from contemporary images: 'I had been deeply impressed by satellite images of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico while composing new pieces for this album. These surprising photos, which so reminded me of paintings, seemed to embody the very same deep duality between the dark melancholia they depicted and a continuous, meshed sense of hope, an embedded ray of light, as did the compositions I was working on.' As such, these compositions of J.Peter Schwalm seek to balance the aesthetics of electronic with that of orchestral music. His swelling arrangements mark the difference between opulence (desired) and bombast (to be avoided at all costs), while his electronic sounds highlight his unique techniques, developed way beyond what is achievable by regular plug-ins. Many passages are completely devoid of beat, thus achieving a deep sense of contemplation in music. Schwalm counts jazz innovator Miles Davis as early significant influence, as well as film work by Stanley Kubrick: 'In a certain way' he laughs gently 'I am still inspired by Bitches Brew. The piece Himmelfahrt arose following similar principles: there is a rhythm, a theme, but rather than studio improvisations, a large number of live cuts which I injected into the piece.' Other pieces, such as Zirkeltrilogie or Endknall were rather more influenced by Gy├Ârgy Ligeti : 'Since seeing Lux Aeterna at the age of 15, I became deeply fascinated by his compositions made of tonal surfaces.' It was of course Ligeti s music which significantly contributed to the metaphysical depth of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey."

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