Yannick Franck & Craig Hilton ‎– A~matra

Young Girls Records ‎– YGR 04


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"A~Matra was a piece that realistically created itself in many ways . When i first received the original sound files from Yannick, i decided to take the more complex samples, or sounds that had what i felt to have many overtones or a certain amount of complexity inherent in the sound itself . As with all recent compositions of mine, i wanted to find the inner rhythm or tones by completely dissecting these sounds and use them to almost create going in reverse .. i.e. trying to create something organic/acoustic as opposed to usually the other way around . The result is a sort of orchestral instrumentation, sections that sound like tremelo or spiccato strings, and percussion can be heard, yet they are only hinted at, i'm always trying to create new "instruments" every piece i compose. As for the general outline or design for the piece, the sounds themselves created it, and with most of my pieces, i prefer not to have a general outline ahead of time, i let the sounds relationships construct themselves, a sort of homage to the spectralist idea. The title A~Matra comes from the Sanskrit meaning: «of indefinite measure, undetermined», which really applies more to the original compositional process than the the final product."