Be transported to the South Seas courtesy of Øyvind Torvund’s ‘Exotica Album’. A cocktail of loungecore, electronics and atonal writing, this tiki-bar symphony is an affectionate tribute to 1950s pop exoticism. With lush strings, computerised bloops, soft-focus sax, and shortwave radios chirruping like birds, it sounds like ‘John Zorn hanging with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen round at Martin Denny’s place.’
Before then, Stefan Prinz’s electric guitar concerto, ‘under_current’, written during lockdown, attempts to blur the lines the human and technological. Written for Yaron Deutsch who performs it here, the orchestra “functions (generally) as a huge, human, analogue meta-amplifier. The battery of pedals that are used to live-process the sound of the electric guitar, find an equivalent in the use of objects and preparations that transform the sounds of the orchestral instruments.”
Both these works will be recorded for the BBC’s New Music Show.
Stefan Prins under_current for electric guitar and orchestra
Øyvind Torvund The Exotica Album
Kjetil Møster, saxophones and electronics
Jørgen Træen, modular-synth & noise
Yaron Deutsch, e-guitar
Ilan Volkov, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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