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[N-056 ] Alva Noto - HYbr:ID Vol. 1 LP [NOTON]
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words: maria orciuoli
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 is the first installment of a new series of Alva Noto’s works bringing together heterogeneous composition methods.
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 captures the music commissioned for the score of ‘Oval’, the choreographic piece directed by Richard Siegal and performed by the Staatsballett Berlin at the Berlin State Opera in 2019.
The process of creating HYbr:ID Vol. 1 was defined by the search for a form to bind astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements.
Its narrative is inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events which also inspired the titles of the nine compositions.
The music possesses a dilated rhythmic base contributing to the images of gravity and spatiality. At points static is used with an ornate, delicate intricacy. The album’s sonic spectrum builds with deep sub-bass, gloomy sonics, spacious sound design, and inorganic ambiance that is gently coerced with artistic finesse.
The nine compositions are accompanied by graphic notations informed by the album’s sonic and acoustic codes.
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 was released digitally as well as a limited edition vinyl + booklet and CD on November 12.
Album art designed by Carsten Nicolai / Nibo
Mastering by Bo @ Calyx
November 12th, 2021
Format: Vinyl, CD, digital & booklet - buy link
Distribution: IDOL / Wordandsound