Tuesday Jun 12th 2018 @Rhizome
Tigue, Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos, Jason Charney
Tigue is a group of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the members of Tigue (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) have continuously made their own blend of instrumental minimalism while simultaneously performing in collaborative endeavors. Strange Paradise sees them creating as a unit, pushing each other to transcend the limits and expectations of their percussion instrumentation in the construction of long-form, hypnotic soundscapes that are radiant, affirming and affecting.
The music on Strange Paradise flows directly from the hands and minds of the members, the result of a deep human connection that can only come from playing music together nearly a decade. The group wrote the music with a sense of immediacy — everyone together in a room, with vibraphones, drums, synthesizers, gongs and garbage — with every sound maintaining an intimate connection to its creator. The members’ distinct musical voices interlock seamlessly, and the pieces radiate energy.
As a result, Strange Paradise is a luminous, abstract, non-narrative world that funnels inspiration from patterns, objects, and relationships. Built on an intricate patchwork of tones where instrumental lines and textures shift in and out of alignment to produce a vibrating landscape, Strange Paradise is designed for a mode of “extended listening” — asking listeners to explore slow gradations of change between rhythm, texture, and angularity. The album creates a sound environment that envelops the listener but continually defies expectation — shapeshifting gently at the point it seems understood. Though the music floats from the serene to the uncanny,
Strange Paradise is perhaps most notable for providing a sensation of interconnectedness.
Jason Charney (Baltimore) creates rich, textural landscapes on modular synthesizer and computer, incorporating light, animation, and audience interaction via networked devices (bring your smartphone!).
Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos
Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos is a composer and guitarist of contemporary acoustic and electronic music, born in 1987 in Mexico City. His current focus is on microtonal timbre construction and aggressive spatialization by means of digital processes on acoustic and electronic instruments. The end results, at least as intended, are subjective sonic narratives that present the familiar source of the instrument and carry the audience through complex transformations, giving rise to unexpected sonorities and experiences that are spatially dependent and timbrally unrecognizable from the original source.
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