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jos smolders & yiorgis sakellariou-brombron 25: ab-a-b cd (korm plastics)

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jos smolders & yiorgis sakellariou: brombron 25 ab-a-b

Korm Plastics is proud to present the twenty-fifth release in the Brombron series (missing numbers will follow later this year). Originally a co-production between Staalplaat and Extrapool, it is now hosted by co-curator Frans de Waard. In the year 2000 Frans de Waard and Extrapool started the Brombron project. Two or more musicians become artists in residence in Extrapool, an arts initiative in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a fully equipped sound recording studio. These artists can work in a certain amount of time on a collaborative project; a project they always wished to do, but didn't have the time or the equipment to realize. Jos Smolders is a composer from The Netherlands, who started out in the early 80s. He is trained as an architect, but quickly turned to composed electronic music and computers. His primary concerns are: what is sound, what does it do and what is a composition. Following cassette only releases on Midas Music and Korm Plastics, he started to release LPs and CDs on Quiet Artworks, Korm Plastics, Staalplaat and ERS. He is also a member of THU20, an ‘electro-acoustic collective’, which also includes Roel Meelkop, Peter Duimelinks, Jac van Bussel and Frans de Waard. Yiorgis Sakellariou usually works under the name Mecha/orga, but here for the first time releases under his own name. Since 2000 he produces electronic music, using computers but more and more shifted towards the use of field recordings, which includes sounds of insects, birds but also mechanical sounds as refrigerators and trains. These he uses in his compositions. Sakellariou is a member of Athenian Contemporary Music Research Centre (founded by Xenakis), of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers' Association and The Earth Organization from New York, besides running is own label Echo Music. Here we have a 28 minute piece of delicate field recordings, recorded outside Nijmegen and Smolders’ home town Tilburg, melted together in a great flow. Followed by two reworkings, solo by each of the composers, of the same material. Cover design by Marina Tadic. ltd to 100


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