Eren Gumrukcuoglu – Eren Gümrükçüoğlu: Pareidolia (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eren Gumrukcuoglu – Eren Gümrükçüoğlu: Pareidolia (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:50 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
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Eren Gümrükçüoglu’s compositional world fuses unique timbres with gestural instrumental writing to craft a kind of abstract sonic cinema. There is a symphonic quality to many of these works despite their scoring for ensembles seven players and smaller, with orchestration and color occupying an essential role in Gümrükçüoglu’s writing. Equally influential is Gümrükçüoglu’s background in modern jazz, which presents itself not so much in full garb, but obliquely, in refracted form, coloring the rhythmic and harmonic material at pivotal moments and shaping his process for generating material.

The album opens with Pandemonium for fixed media electronic sounds that are sourced from a recording Gümrükçüoglu made of the Duke University music department elevator, where he did his PhD work. Gümrükçüoglu establishes a three dimensional soundscape, using spatialized sweeps and timbral events to conjure a mechanized drama of timbral relationships. Discrete pitch takes a secondary role to register, sound color, and contour as we hear an audio snapshot that is reminiscent of a dystopian, futuristic factory environment. For this work, Pareidolia, and Asansör Asimptotu, Gümrükçüoglu designed an improvising computer program, providing sound files and setting parameters, and then selected and assembled materials from the results to create the electronics that we hear on the final track.

1-1. Eren Gumrukcuoglu – Pandemonium (04:28)
1-2. JACK Quartet – Pareidolia (23:34)
1-3. Mivos Quartet – Bozkir (Live) (09:20)
1-4. Deviant Septet – Ordinary Things (Live) (08:23)
1-5. Ensemble Suono Giallo – Lattice Scattering (Live) (06:14)
1-6. Mivos Quartet – Xanthos (07:16)
1-7. Eren Gumrukcuoglu – Asansör Asi̇mptotu (11:33)


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