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Trees – recording a new album with Whim Ensemble released by Parma Records

The conception and recording of the album “Trees” of the duo Whim with the collaboration of the double bass player Stéphane Diamantakiou. Scheduled for release in early winter 2022 under the important American label PARMA recordings, and their sub-label Ravello records, also distributed via Naxos. The project is supported by the Canada Council for the …

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New piece commission of ur.werk for a premiere in Hannover, Germany

“Départs… entanglements” (“Departures… Unleashes”) is a concert series with a total of 8 concerts (4 double concerts) within the framework of the ensemble friendship between two Hanoverian ensembles and two Canadian ensembles from Montréal. The Flex Ensemble and Ensemble ur.werk, the string quartet Bozzini and the saxophone quartet Quasar will present with two premieres each …

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Traductions – research-creation project for a percussionist and a canvas

Traductions is an interdisciplinary musical composition project for solo percussionist on amplified and processed canvas. In the performance that will result from the research-creation process, a work that is both sonic and visual will be produced by the performer’s tactile action on the canvas, through various gestures involving the hands, but also painting tools and …

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pre fall cover album

Whim Ensemble

On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by inventing instrument modifications and techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Whim ensemble website Photos of Whim Ensemble …

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Whim (album)

whim released by Kohlenstoff records released June 5, 2016  Ofer Pelz – prepared piano oferpelz.com  Preston Beebe – drums/percussions www.prestonbeebe.com  Flo Pelz – CD cover Padraig Buttner-Schnirer – CD Mastering Ofer Pelz and Preston Beebe – Recording and mixing    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RWGqXJfFLk See other albums

pre fall cover album

pre-fall

Released by Ambiances Magnétiques “The avant-garde duo of pianist Ofer Pelz and percussionist Preston Beebe just released Pre-Fall, an amalgamation of various experiments in the spontaneous synchronicity of the two performers here. While the recorded output is a fantastic experience in its own right, there is something truly mesmerizing in witnessing such performance being played …

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Montreal nouvel musique

Flem 50

Works by Cage, Mumma and Pelz From MNM2017 program notes – http://smcq.qc.ca/smcq/en/evenement/37268/FLEM50_Mumma_Cage_Tudor_et_l_inclinaison_exp%C3%A9rimentaliste This concert follows the trail of the “First Live Electronic Music Festival” (“FLEM”), which took place in California fifty years ago, featuring David Tudor (1926-1996), the pianist particularly known as the interpreter of John Cage’s works. One of the pieces performed at the festival was Mesa, for …

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Gamification

Gamification

From CIRMMT website – https://www.cirmmt.org/activities/live-cirmmt/feb2019 Game pieces are musical compositions whose course is not predetermined like most pieces in classical music, but is determined in real-time according to rules, chance operations and competitive strifes between performing opponents toward a goal, similar to sports and video games. Game Pieces showcase exciting, spontaneous interactions on stage, providing enriching …

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