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BAKER, AIDAN - An Instance of Rising / Liminoid

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Gizeh Records GZH96
Release Year: 2020
Note: AIDAN BAKER as a "classical composer"? - here are two examples of pieces made for classic ensembles, performed in Poland and Latvia: long sustained tones on clarinet, flute, sax and strings are evolving into more dynamic structures, delivered by piano and vibraphones ("An Instance of Rising"), the second longer piece "Liminoid" is performed with two drums, 2 guitars, 3 violins and singer and constructs a vivid minimalistic sculpture with post rocks elements.. lim.300, silkscreen cover, numbered
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A unique release of two contemporary classical works, written by Aidan Baker and performed live by orchestras in Poland and Latvia.

AN INSTANCE OF RISING w/ Spłdzielnia Muzyczna
The curator of Sacrum Profanum, Krzysztof Pietraszewski, a festival in Krakow, Poland, in 2017 invited several musicians involved in the 'avant rock' music scene to compose a piece for the Spłdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble, with the intention of bringing an experimental rock music aesthetic to a contemporary classical setting. An Instance of Rising, is a fully notated composition for flute, clarinets, saxophone, vibraphones, electric guitar, piano, and string quartet, using something of a serialist methodology to create a rising and falling tone piece or sonic landscape.

LIMINOID w/ Riga Sinfonietta
Liminoid was originally written for and performed at a concert with Tim Hecker and Pram at The Music Gallery in Toronto, Canada in 2008, the recording of which was released on Alien8 Recordings in 2010. The piece, lyrically based around a Coptic solar incantation, partially noted with a graphic score but allowing for improvisation, was intended to combine neo-classical with post-rock elements, using the elongation of sound and layered polyphony in an attempt to create a liminal or numinous state. In 2011, Miks Magone, the curator of Zemlika Festival in the small town of Durbe, Latvia, invited Aidan to perform the piece again with members of the Riga Sinfonietta and a rock band of local Latvian musicians assembled for the performance, The Burning Kulba.

300 - CD - Limited Edition. Housed in a recycled card sleeve with silk-screened artwork by Death Rattle Press. Hand-numbered. Instant download available + Bandcamp code inserted inside the sleeve.