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Guitarist Cristián Alvear was born in 1979 and lives in Santiago, Chile. Active on the international contemporary/experimental music scene, he has since 2010 released numerous recordings on labels in various countries. Musician and programmer Klaus Filip was born in 1963 and resides in Vienna, Austria. ppooll, the software he developed, is used regularly by many improvisers, including Filip himself.

This album is comprised of a single track of 40 min., 58 sec., divided into six parts. Klaus Filip continuously plays gentle-sounding sine tones, over which Cristián Alvear simply and steadily repeats the same chords and short phrases on acoustic guitar. While each of the six parts is different in form, the work as a whole is simple, clean-lined, and delicately refined, radiating an indefinably mysterious mood throughout. A masterpiece.

クリスティアン・アルヴェアール (Cristián Alvear) は1979年生まれ、南米チリ、サンティアゴ在住のギタリスト。現代音楽 / 実験音楽のシーンで世界的に活動し、2010年代に入って、世界各国のレーベルから多くのリリースがある。一方のクラウス・フィリップ (Klaus Filip) は1963年生まれ、オーストリア、ウィーン在住の音楽家 / プログラマー。多くの即興演奏家に愛用されているソフトウェア「ppooll」を開発。自ら「ppooll」を使用し演奏をおこなう。



released September 29, 2019

Cristián Alvear: acoustic guitar
Klaus Filip: sine waves


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