Gal ‎– Bestimmung New York

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Durian Records ‎– durian 009-2
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1 Ayako - Japanese
Voice – Ayako Watanabe
3:44
2 Gabriel - Hungarian
Voice – Gabriel Sanders
4:02
3 Genevieve - Filipino
Voice – Genevieve Pacana
3:58
4 Jamila - Arabic
Voice – Jamila Bargach
3:56
5 Kat - Polish
Voice – Kat Lutomska
4:14
6 Lizzy - Hebrew
Voice – Lizzay Sanders
3:53
7 Maria - Spanish
Voice – Maria Arrivera
3:47
8 Melina - German
Voice – Melina Bruhn
5:07
9 Oskar - Basque
Voice – Oskar Espina-Ruiz
3:53
10 Ruvn - Yiddish 4:38
11 Sasha - Russian
Voice – Sasha Rubchenko
3:23
12 Susanne - English
Voice – Susanne Wimmer
5:06
13 Toon - Thai 3:28
14 Vazira - Urdu
Voice – Vazira Fazira-Yacobali
4:40
15 Vivian - Cantonese
Voice – Vivian Lee (2)
5:14

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Recorded and digitally mastered at the Gromoga Sound Factory, Vienna.
15 voices, 15 languages, 15 sound compositions. always the same text materials are used to extract speech rhythms, speech melodies or simply sounds; and to recombine them creating new musical structures. the title 'Bestimmung New York' is a game of words and also conveys the meanings atmosphere (German = stimmung) and vocalization.
the 15 voice pieces presented here consist exclusively of voice recordings of New Yorkers speaking the same words and phrases in their respective mother tongue. the three to five minutes long voice sculptures emerge from the individual sound character of the respective voices, the influence of rhythmic and melodic textures, as well as the associative and reductionist assemblage and modification of the composer.

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