Artist interviews on new releases


WITH FERRAN FAGES


Marked by an interest in minimalist and austere approaches, Catalan guitarist, composer and improviser Ferran Fages’ music decontextualizes the relationship between soft acoustic and bold electronic sounds. His interest in resonance and interpretive gestures serve him as a support in the search for the elasticity of sound. From Grey To Blue is his debut composed work for solo piano. Ten questions and ten answers about writing for solo piano, his early composed music influences and present working methods, his new project with trio TRUSS that we released earlier this year, and about his trilogy composed for guitar and sine waves between 2015 and 2018.

Ferran Fages: ''I base myself on working hypotheses which are often open questions''

Artist interviews on new releases


WITH STEFAN THUT


Swiss composer and cellist Stefan Thut is interested in processes and scores that invite both performers and listeners to delve into a world. Through his compositions he provides relatively determined systems in order to develop a praxis. In addition to instruments applied in traditional ways, he also uses everyday materials as components in his work. As an interpreter he has been performing music by his fellow and affiliated composers of Edition Wandelweiser. Interview about his recent album entitled among, the working method behind it; about the act of listening; various release formats; and about his everyday life during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Nine questions, nine answers.

Stefan Thut: ''I do something in such a way that allows others to do something as well''

Artist interviews on new releases


WITH GUILHERME RODRIGUES


With his intuitive approach to improvisation and exploration of timbres, Berlin-based Portuguese cellist, improviser and composer Guilherme Rodrigues is using both classical and extensive playing techniques. His first duo recording with trombonist Sebi Tramontana, entitled Han Jiae, is one of the rare albums that are released outside of his family-run homelabel Creative Sources. Rodrigues talks about his collaborative work with Tramontana, the title of the recording, his formative years as an improvising musician, moving to Berlin, and about his activity on the Berlin and Lisbon improvised music 'landscapes'. Interview.

Guilherme Rodrigues: ''You cannot buy or practice that kind of natural-born gift that Sebi Tramontana has''