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NIELSEN + VARIOUS ARTISTS, MADS EMIL - Framework 2

"Danish musician/composer Mads Emil Nielsen continues his Framework series; a collection of open, hand-drawn graphic scores and recordings. The series includes Nielsen's own subjective translations of the visual material and sound pieces accompanied by visual notations, and collaborations -- in this case with Andrea Neumann, Jan Jelinek, and Hideki Umezawa. "Circles" is a dense, collage of synthesizer recordings made during a residency at EMS (Elektronmusikstudion), Stockholm. The first graphic score is an illustration in three parts, based on sketches and drawings made intuitively while listening during and after the recording process. "Framework Fragments" created in collaboration with Andrea Neumann is derived from live recordings made with electronics and inside piano, and is based on the second score. The piece was made by the two musicians improvising from the seven graphic score fragments, sequenced using individual timecodes and then edited by Nielsen into a more complex collage, following closely the structure of the original recording. Originally a four-channel composition, "Framework Fragments" was presented as part of the two artists' "Creepage Current" sound installation in Berlin, Copenhagen and Milan, 2018 and 2019. Nielsen then invited two artists to interpret the notation and score -- electronic musician Jan Jelinek and sound artist Hideki Umezawa. These recordings are included on the second disc. Jelinek chose to focus on the second part of the "Circles" score -- following its structure/timeline and translating the elements into three separated loops blending in and out, one after another, surrounded by additional sounds and random textures. Umezawa interpreted the "Framework Fragments" score. Various recordings based on his improvisations made with the Serge synthesizer -- once again during a residency at EMS (2019) -- were organized to ensure the sound material correspond to each element/score fragment. Finally, the material was re-arranged in detail and edited into the nine-minute composition. 45rpm, includes fold-out insert and download code; Disc one on white vinyl and disc two on transparent vinyl; Edition of 300." - Arbitrary .

 

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