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Fauna: Fauna

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BoSS è l'acronimo di "bonsai sound sculpture," uno strumento modulare portatile composto da un giradischi riciclato, elettronica DIY (fai da te), percussioni metalliche amplificate e corde varie. Ideatore del marchingegno è Paul Stapleton, sound artist originario della California meridionale attualmente residente a Belfast, Irlanda del Nord.

Frequentatore assiduo della sperimentazione anche estrema attraverso la ricerca e l'assemblaggio di ogni tipo di oggetti, Stapleton vanta diverse collaborazioni in vari ambiti musicali e tra queste quella con il sassofonista Simon Rose ben testimoniata dall'album Fauna.

Rose fa ampio uso della respirazione circolare e di altre tecniche non ortodosse ma non è mera esibizione tecnica quanto profonda ricerca sul suono e sulle potenzialità espressive dello strumento. L'interazione tra i due è assai stimolante anche perché BoSS funziona come un generatore continuo di impulsi differenziati.

Quando a prevalere sono i metalli e gli effetti risonanti prende corpo una sorta di meditazione zen nella quale il baritono evoca il corno tibetano e l'atmosfera diventa rarefatta e meditativa. Se gli sfrigolii elettrici lanciano segnali che sembrano provenire dallo spazio allora il sassofono rimanda le scosse ricevute sotto forma di vibrazioni in cui si accumula tensione ed il flusso diventa più scorbutico e nervoso.

Track Listing: Borealis; Felt; Deep; Zwischenfall; Shift; Zeiteinheit; Set; Vertreiben.

Personnel: Paul Stapleton: bonsai sound sculpture; Simon Rose: sax baritono, sax alto.

Title: Fauna | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: pfMentum

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