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Release: 9 February 2012
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Strings documents the long awaited first encounter of David Maranha and Stephan Mathieu, taking place in the Tennis Court of the Parque de Serralves, in Porto, on a sun-drenched yet gusty late-afternoon in July 2011. Having discussed in advance which instruments, tuning and notes to use, the piece was accomplished as an improvisation on the violin, shruti-box and virginals, reflecting both players love for classic minimalism, but also their ability to transform this language and make it their own. The acoustic instruments were amplified through a quadrophonic system to captivating volume, that nevertheless allowed environmental sounds to permeate.
The complete 30 minutes performance of Strings is now published in a limited and numbered edition of 300 single-sided 12" records, pressed on white audiophile vinyl, with sleeves featuring a silkscreen print by Pedro Tudela.
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