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Frozen Orchestra (Splitter)

by The Pitch & Splitter Orchester



The third release of the 24-piece Splitter Orchester is, like its predecessors, a collaboration. This time they team up with the The Pitch, a quartet consisting to 3/4 out of Splitter Orchester-members. "Frozen Orchestra (Splitter)" is their latest compositional effort in translating the quartet’s language to a large format ensemble utilizing the sensibilites and possibilites of Splitter Orchester’s electro-acoustic instrumentation. "Frozen" thereby indicates a very slowly moving field of harmonic relationships consisting of so-called pitch sets, which are augmented by noise sets, that is, non-periodic sounds organized in equivalent relationships. The score guides the group through various defined states of frozen surfaces where each player makes individual choices from a set of intervals or noises and thus constantly shifts harmonic weight and textural quality. In the multicoloured sound of Splitter Orchester, the planar drones receive an iridescent depth. Monochromatic fields of sound grow out of the continuum, its steady flow letting them vary almost unnoticeably.


released April 16, 2018


Koen Nutters // double bass
Boris Baltschun // electric pump organ
Morten J. Olsen // vibraphone, percussion
Michael Thieke // clarinet

Burkhard Beins // percussion
Anthea Caddy // cello
Anat Cohavi // bass clarinet
Axel Dörner // trumpet
Kai Fagaschinski // clarinet
Robin Hayward // microtonal tuba
Steve Heather // percussion
Chris Heenan // bass clarinet
Mike Majkowski // double bass
Matthias Müller // trombone
Magda Mayas // clavinet
Andrea Neumann // inside piano, mixing board
Simon James Phillips // piano
Julia Reidy // guitar
Ignaz Schick // turntables, oscillators, electronics
Mario de Vega // objects, electronics
Sabine Vogel // flutes
Biliana Voutchkova // violin
Marta Zapparoli // tape recorders, reel to reel tape machine


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MIKROTON Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

MIKROTON recordings was releasing experimental music [2005-2021] and now focuses on techno [2023-]. Founded in 2005 and curated by Kurt Liedwart and Sergey Kolosov.

Distribution: Soundohm (IT), Squidco (USA).

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