"A gorgeous album of piano-driven instrumental works set to field recordings of amusement parks, children, bugs, basketball games and more. It’s wholly transporting..." The FADER
"On Buenos Aires-born musician and composer Ulises Conti's new album, he's fashioned 27 brief sketches, titled from A to Z, into billowing lines of musical verse that equally reward individual contemplation and cumulative immersion. 7.5/10" PITCHFORK
Ulises Conti was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound artist. His music cannot be defined by a single genre. With seven albums under his Metamusica label, Conti has developed a prolific work. In 2008, he was an artist in residence at the Performing Americas Project USA. In 2009, 2010 and 2013 respectively, he was invited to Germany to work alongside Argentine playwright Lola Arias in productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Theater Bremen. Ulises Conti is one of the most inspiring Argentinean artists around. His work projects a mesmerising quality that can be heard not only in his individual sonic sketches, but also in the intense power of his complex compositions when listening to the album in its entirety.
His new album ‘Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres’ or when translated into English reads ‘The Greeks Believed That The Stars Were Small Holes Where The Gods Listened To Men’ is 27 independent compositional pieces, from A to Z. This recording is thought as a sound alphabet, including different types of resonances and exploring the audio close ups in the sound transformation process itself. It includes acoustic manipulations, both digital and analogue.
The album contains musical instruments, soundscapes sketches and field recordings of the everyday life, where it is possible to hear from pieces for processed piano to whispers of amusement parks, children, insects, basketball games, aircrafts or bell towers. However, all these sounds both musical instruments and sound objects are processed in such a way that new sounds are redefined. I hope you find a moment to check out the album via the links below. I’d be thrilled to arrange a full album stream premier with you, would this be of interest?
The process of this album took place in 2013 between Germany and Argentina and was produced by Ismael Pinkler. This album investigates both in content and form the parameters of our manners and ways to relate with sound and music. What is exactly an album? How long should it last? How many songs should it have? How should it sound?
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