George Kokkinaris (kokkinaris.com), contrabass and Kame met physically for the first time on Friday 15th of March 2019 at Ag. Markou 11 str. in Athens, in front of Studio 9 of Døn Stavrinos. This album is the whole material of the one and only ad hoc take of this evening and it is split in three parts. Recording, mixing, mastering bz Don Stavrinos – Sudio9 (Ath/GR) and artwork by Ultragrim (ultragrim.tumblr.com)
Recorded on 04.10.2018 in the old Synagogue of Hegenheim in Alsace (FR) by Dimos Vryzas. Mixing Dimos Vryzas, mastering by Christoph Schiller. Artwork by Octapus Design Studio.
Tsuru no sugomori
The traditional japanese piece from “Renpoken” temple, originally for shakuhachi, arranged by Kame for the Microtone-Duplex trumpet. “Tsuru no sugomori”, meaning “nesting cranes” belongs to the program music of Japan.
Recorded on 06.02.2019 at Christoph Schiller’s atelier in Basel. Mixed & mastered by Christoph Schiller. Artwork by Kostas Tataroglou
Tsuru no sugomori
“This solo work of Kame is devided in two directions, which could be described as two different musical instruments. The most remarkable in the acoustic solo is the instrument itself. A trumpet with two bells, sometimes expanded with a third one, as well as the keys and slides of the instrument allow quick timbre changes. Kame creates moving planes and structures similar to those of the language with an inner polyphony and he expands importantly the possibilities of the instrument. In the second direction trumpet is connected to electronics. An amplifier and few effects (reverb, delay) consist the sound device. Here trumpet funktions as a filter in order to control and manipulate feedbacks. That’s a risky procedure, because naturally it is difficult to manipulate feedbacks. In this way the soundscape is created from long and fragile sounds. On the contrary of the traditional logic of creating musical structures, Kame attempts to keep the soundspace open.” Christoph Schiller
Materia Ignota (=unknown mater), is a limited edition album (100 copies) produced by the painter Lisa Amble for her double exhibition “Kymatik & Anatomie” in the gallery Eulenspiegel in April 2019. Limited amount of exhibition books in hard cover are still available.
Materia Ignota – CD, Limited edition
Kymatik & Anatomie – Exhibition book