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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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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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Backward Inductions

Backward induction is the process of reasoning backward from the end of a situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. The ‘end’ which this piece originated from, was a multiple-layered structure of repetitive gestures. The backward induction in this work’s creative process was the reduction and modification of the original structure to an optimal …

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Shift

For Three Tables, Percussion and Amplification Architek Percussion: Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valiante. Performed and recorded at Live@CIRMMT 13th of February 2014, MMR, Mcgill University, Montreal.  Montreal 2014, 7′ Ca A Shift applies to change, transformation, rotation, and movement which all exist in music and are applied by parameters such as time, structure, order, …

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