“an ontological treatise for alto sax, harps, cassette and various objects.”
quietness. stillness. flutters. pops. breaths. cymbals and tones. tape manipulations. deliberate and of the moment. no beginning and no end. a sound larger than one person alone.
from tomas: special thanks to cristina (the harps, the place … and you), alberto de la hoz for letting me the sax, vicente lozano for the paintwork and keith for the interest in my work. this work was recorded specifically for pan y rosas discos and is dedicated specially for my friend alberto de la hoz you are always here.
tomas gris – alto saxophone, harps, cassette, objects. recorded live and improvised without overdubs in madrid, 2011.
Axiom 1. the objects sounds. Axiom 2. …and still sounds.
What helps Clarifications… retain interest throughout is the way in which new sounds are tricked into the picture – be it an alternate playing technique or a new object/instrument altogether – and within the context of such intricacy and minute detail, the impact of the unfamiliar is startling. – jack chuter, attn:magazine