ROOM40 presents the psychoactive string drone of Tony Conrad, master of minimalism alongside Lawrence English's new Lonely Women's Club project (where he explores the tonal shimmer of late night organ smoke) and the hand-forged rhythms, resonating strings and concrÃ©te constructions of Milano's Nicola Ratti.
Tony Conrad is one of minimalism's true originals. Famed for producing some of the key recordings in the genre his contemporary live performances for solo violin and electronics elicit incredible psychoactive tonal colours that need to be heard in person.
LAWRENCE ENGLISH : LONELY WOMEN'S CLUB
Lawrence English's Lonely Women's Club is a new series of compositions for organ. Shimmering like faint lights reflected in the ice of a cocktail, floating tones taken from the world loneliest bar-room organ and slowed 'til static. Harmony entwined in slowly uncoiling rings. Twilight serenades to a smoke hazed imaginary bar... The first LP in the series will be released by Important Records and a quardophonic mix will be presented at McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival in Louisiana, USA in November 2011.
Nicola Ratti lives and works in Milan. The use of sound and its almost craftmanship creation pushes his own music research to get through electroacoustic compositions, melodic-rhythmic patterns and nearby an area that could be easily placed between music concrete and minimal techno with a generous use of improvisation. He has releases on Anticipate (U.S.), Preservation (AU), Megaplomb (IT), Die Schachtel (IT) and numerous collaborations including Bellows with Giuseppe Ielasi
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