Tasos Stamou ‎– Koura

Label:
Moving Furniture Records ‎– MFR034
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CD, Album, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

1 Zither Drone
2 Chord Organ Drone

Credits

Notes

Edition of 200 in A5 artwork.

Track 1: Multitrack recording of sustained tones using a ‘Jubel Töne’ zither and additional live electronic effect processing.
Track 2: Multitrack recording of sustained tones using a ‘Hohner Organetta’ chord organ and additional live electronic effect processing.

Both tracks are part of a composition series based on sustained, multilayered recordings of solo acoustic instruments.
The instruments have been performed with extended techniques and additional live electronic “extensions” (looping feedbacks & down-sampling, pitch shifting, reverberation and oscillators).

‘Koura’ is a traditional sheep shearing ceremonial custom, still performed in rural Crete. Every June, local farmers invite a group of close friends and relatives to join this full-day annual festivity dedicated to the sheep.
A major feast in late evening finalizes a hard day of commune work.

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