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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Zoharum ZOHAR 174-2
Release Year: 2018
Note: based on improvisations of violinist ANNE BAKKER, these are 20 short miniatures created by MACHINEFABRIEK from these violin sounds and added electronic textures, originally recorded as a soundtrack.. "Anne Bakkers violin moves deftly from mellow and swooping to staccato and expressive, never wavering, always present and possessed of a delicate nuance.... a collection that is decidedly the sum of its parts and one which rewards detailed appreciation." [Freq] - lim. 300
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Machinefabriek, or Rutger Zuydervelt, is one of the most prolific artists in the field of contemporary experimental music. However, unlike many musicians with extensive discographies, the quantity goes hand in hand not only with the quality but also diversity. "Short Scenes" (the sixth album by Rutger on Zoharum) is a mixture of electronic textures and neoclassical violin parts enclosed in twenty miniatures.

Rutger Zuydervelt on the album: Short Scenes came to life when working on a soundtrack with violinist Anne Bakker. Taking a series of her improvisations as a starting point, I started to edit and construct them into new songs - no pre-conceived plan, just being lead by these violin recordings. Still working in the soundtrack modus operandi, the resulting tracks are short and concise. None of them ended up being used in a score, but from the very beginning I felt these little vignettes would form a darn fine album. And here it is.

The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. The cover is based on the original by Rutger Zuydervelt. It was mastered by Łukasz Miernik. The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.