Josep Lluís Galiana: Electroacoustic Pieces 1999-2019. València: LIQUEN RECORDS. DL: V-2628-2019 — LRCD013. PVP: 15€

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Que cada so viva la grandesa de la seua última raó acústica

Electroacoustic Pieces 1999 – 2019 és un nou projecte discogràfic del compositor, saxofonista i improvisador valencià Josep Lluís Galiana, que compta amb un ampli catàleg d’una cinquantena de gravacions. Artista de contrastada trajectòria musical i un referent internacional tant en el terreny de la lliure improvisació musical com en el de la creació electroacústica, és, a més a més, escriptor, editor i productor discogràfic destacat en l’escena europea. Màxim responsable del segell discogràfic Liquen Records i d’EdictOràlia Llibres i Publicacions, es tracta «d’un emprenedor exemplar, una mena d’home renaixentista, en un àmbit artístic no gens fàcil com és el de les músiques experimentals, la improvisació lliure i l’art sonor».

Electroacoustic Pieces 1999 – 2019 és un disc monogràfic que recull 11 obres de Josep Lluís Galiana compostes tot al llarg dels darrers vint anys. Des d’Oil Sonorities, obra encàrrec estrenada en el Espacio El Tanque (Tenerife, Illes Canàries) el 1999, fins les peces més recents com N-on-O (2015), em-mor[das]sax (2016)o Recurrences (2019), aquest disc arreplega una sèrie de treballs imprescindibles per entendre no sols l’estètica musical d’aquest creador, sinó també per comprendre la seua evolució artística.

En les composicions electròniques i acústiques de Galiana, podem trobar unes constants sonores, unes definides línies estètiques i una forma de fer molt característiques. La veu humana i el seu ús més quotidià: la conversa, i els seus inseparables saxofons soprano, alt, tenor i baríton, presents en quasi totes les seues obres, però també una concepció de la pulsació i del ritme inconfusibles, revelen una poètica sonora pròpia ben arrelada al seu temps històric i artístic.

En les següents pàgines, incloem una ressenya d’Avant Scena i algunes notes del propi autor sobre les composicions d’aquest Electroacoustic Pieces 1999 – 2019.

All music composed and performed by Josep Lluís Galiana
Mixed by Josep Lluís Galiana at Liquen Studios, Pedralba, València, Spain
Mastered by Fernando Brunet (Little Canyon)
Produced by Josep Lluís Galiana for Liquen Records
Cover Photo by Joan Lluís Llopis · Inside Photos by Lujo Berner, Manuel Molines and J. Chagall
Graphic Design by J. Chagall (Gestionarama)
Works Notes by Josep Lluís Galiana · Musical Review by Avant Scena
© 2019 Josep Lluís Galiana
© 2019 Liquen Records

DL: V-2628-2019 • LRCD013 • liquenrecords.com

Amb el suport de

i la col·laboració de

Josep Lluís Galiana_ ELECTROACOUSTIC PIECES 1999 – 2019

  1. N – on – O (2015)
  2. Maquillatges de la realitat (2009)
    Evidencias slobodianas (2012)
  3. Evidencia slobodiana I
  4. Evidencia slobodiana II
  5. Evidencia slobodiana III
    Suite pour saxophone tenor SOLO Ops, Op. 2 (2014)
  6. I. Profondément expressif
  7. II. Trés lointain
  8. III. Animez progressivement
  9. IV. Comme des souffless frais
  10. V. Dans un halo de pédales
  11. VI. Avec une élégance grave et lente
  12. Gavaliana (2007)
  13. Ops, Op. 1 (2010)
  14. Claro… improvisar (A Miguel M.) (2012)
  15. Oil Sonorities (1999)
  16. em-mor[das]sax (2015)
  17. Recurrences (2019)
  18. Us & Them E5 Human Tide (2017)
    Total Time 66:47

Josep Lluís GALIANA. ELECTROACOUSTIC PIECES 1999 ​- ​2019 (Liquen Records, 2019)

by Avant Scena

Electroacoustic Pieces 1999 – 2019 is out now on Liquen Records. All compositions of the album were composed and arranged by composer and improviser Josep Lluís Galiana. He’s an interesting and talented composer. He fuses together the traditions of modern classical, experimental and contemporary academical music with free improvisation, experimental and avant-garde jazz. The music is totally based on the main basics of experimental and electro-acoustic music and the newest innovations of it.

Composer is using wide range of playing and composing techniques. The sounds of serialism, sonoristic, concrete and spectral music, minimalistic samples, repetitions of rhythms and sounds are gently combined together to one place. Composer is always searching to new, original and interesting combos – he switches together electronics and acoustics, traditions and innovations, the basics of contemporary academical music and free improvisation. His music is filled with new and evocative ideas, original and expressive sound, original decisions, extended playing techniques and unique sound.

Electroacoustic Pieces 1999 – 2019 is a retrospective of Josep Lluis Galiana music. Here we have an opportunity to hear out, how composer is developing his style, moderating new and exclusive ideas, inventive ways of playing during the years of creative activity. The music is interesting and expressive. It’s filled with interesting timbres, fascinating sound experiments, exclusive playing techniques, contrasting compounds, sudden stylistic turns and eclectic combos. The synthesis of acoustics and electronics is masterfully made – composer is extracting warm, natural and expressive acoustics timbres and fuses them together to synthetic and modern electronics. An open form is used almost everywhere – that makes an effort to great and organic compilation of different styles, eclectic ideas, pleasant surprises and motions.

The music has universal and multi-layered musical pattern – it’s constructed from huge range of musical language’s elements. The harmony is modern and stable – it’s made from strange chords, sharp tunes, repetitive sequences and soft consonances. Composer demonstrates his wide musical knowledge, inventive and original point of view and creativity. The instrumental section is the most important and interesting section of whole album. It’s rich, enchanting, modern and bright. Field recordings, voices, spoken elements, radio tunes, nature sounds, glitch, ambient, drone, sound machine recordings,special effects, modified tunes, strange timbres, computer sounds – all these elements are gently fused together. Cracking, growling, gurgling, burping, splitting, breaking and simply original sounds fill all the musical pattern.

Composer is experimenting on field of instrumentation – he’s using the basics of fields recordings, tape recordings, the newest innovations of spectral, concrete and sonoristic music. Strange tunes, original combos, extended playing techniques, peculiar, weird or simply amazing pairs of sounds and timbres gently fit together to one pattern. That makes an effort to interesting and dynamic sound. From subtle, relaxing, silent and light tunes illustrated by strange timbres and special effects, music goes to cracking, sparkling, vibrant, ambient, deep and simply impressive samples.

Sometimes the music is mysterious and deep, solemn, tight, calm and relaxing, sometimes – outrageous, peculiar, wild, luminous and active. It’s changing all the time and makes an effort to original and impressive sound. The sounds of acoustics are integrated to huge range of electronics. Silent and strange tunes, warm and natural extractions, sudden and hot spills of energy, vibrant and expressive melodic samples, dizzy passages, transcendental virages, passionate and luminous riffs brings life and contrast to whole album. The music of this album is made by nice and organic fusion between acoustics and electronics. Album has bright, inventive and exceptional sound.