Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Michael thieke

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Portuguese violinist, composer, and Creative Sources Recordings label head Ernesto Rodrigues begins our fourth year with a set of acoustic improvised music recorded in Lisbon, Portugal. Recorded by a trio consisting of Rodrigues on violin and viola, Michael Thieke on clarinet and alto clarinet, and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and pocket trumpet, the three tracks in Prisma move from sparsely claustrophobic twittering percussive noises to hi-frequency drones and expansive breathing exercises to deceptively simple plucked strings and bowed notes. Along the way, the structure of the tracks' musical events becomes denser, yet the sounds break free of their original condensed field to paint a broad acoustic landscape. A challenging, compelling set of music.

John Kannenberg (Stasisfield)