SJÖ | Andrea Manzoni + Marcel Zaes | CD Limited Edition 2014

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SJÖ | Andrea Manzoni + Marcel Zaes | CD Limited Edition 2014

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What happens when a contemporary sound artist and a jazz pianist remain shut indoors in a baroque castle in the Piemontese mountains for two weeks? The result is Sjö - a collaborative project between the electronic composer Marcel Zaes and the jazz pianist Andrea Manzoni. From the sheltered rooms of their baroque retreat, Zaes and Manzoni present a sonic research project which is as contemporary as it is versatile. Sjö explores questions such as what it means for a piano to make a sound in the 21st century - in a century over-determined by an electronic environment. Starting from Manzoni’s jazz-based technical expertise, the duo experiments with electronic transformations and the impact of their environment - whether low-key piano bar or deep techno club, their sound seeks to adapt the piano to different 21st century musical settings. The visuals accompanying Sjö’s sonic investigations are provided by the artwork of the artist Anna Schölß.

Released by Tonus-Music-Records
Release date: Oct 16, 2014
Disc total time 48:38

Andrea Manzoni - piano, fender rhodes, moog
Marcel Zaes - electronics, programming

Anna Schölß & Andrey Marffy - artwork
Paolo Martinez - photography
Cyrill Lim - album mixdown
Benoît Piccand - album mastering

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