The concept of this album derives from the transliteration on the spot - achieved by the conductor - of the scores of two movements of a classic string quartet by Haydn into hand signals, which were interpreted immediately by the improvising ensemble (which had no access to the score), all in real time. In conjunction with the conductor, the score functions as a signal generator, establishing a process that results in what we'll call, in lack of a worst term, a "degenerativization" of the original works through a characteristic language of improvisation decided for this particular ensemble. Despite its extreme derivative transformation, the pieces maintain more or less the structure, textures and melodic profiles of their generative genus.
released December 14, 2021
Joan Torné: drums and electronics
Jaime Del Blanco: violin
Francesc Llompart: violin
Joao Braz: cello
Mariano Camarasa: cello
El Pricto: conductor (spontaneous degenerator)
All music by Pricto, Del Blanco, Llompart, Braz, Camarasa, Torné and
of course, Joseph Haydn.
Recorded by El Pricto live on October 21, 2021 at Nocturna Discordia #264 in Soda Acústic, Barcelona. Mixed and mastered by El Pricto.
Concept by El Pricto.
Cover art and design by El Pricto.
supported by 4 fans who also own “Degenerative Music #2”
This is a tremendous album. I'm a big fan of all of the work of Vicente and Dos Rios, but what pushes this album to an even higher level is the percussion. But all of the musicians are terrific.