Release Date: XI 2012
Total Time: 54:07
CD | ecopack
1. C+- 16:03
2. Computerstück I 14:25
3. Pianolenie 15:39
4. Folxus 08:00
Cezary Duchnowski – piano, computer
Paweł Hendrich – electric guitar
Sławomir Kupczak – electric violin, computer
co-released with Niklas Records in Wrocław Klang series
The Phonos ek Mechanes trio was founded in 2007 by three composers and electro-acoustic performers from Wrocław: Cezary Duchnowski, Paweł Hendrich and Sławomir Kupczak. The name of the group comes from Greek and means “the sound of the machine” which reflects specific methods of artistic creation applied by the three musicians.
They play typical instruments such as the piano, electric guitar or electric violin, often prepared and tuned for microtonal music. Sounds that are created this way do not reach listeners’ ears but they are transferred to computers where numerous modifications to the signal are performed in real time. The instrument becomes a controller and the computer becomes an instrument, “a machine” producing the sound. As a result, the listener is reached by the sound effect which does not resemble the sounds of original instruments.
The album belongs to a series “Wrocław Klang”, coproduced by Bôłt Records and Niklas Records and devoted to new experimental music created in The European Capital of Culture 2016.
Sponsored by City of Wrocław