Tectonic Shifts

Creative Sources Recordings 2016


Violin & Interactive Electronics

» Listen Here
» Purchase Here

«die Violine als bloßen Zündfunken, als Genmaterial postviolinistischer Sonic Fiction, die längst ihre eigenen Partikelparties feiert» «violin as an initial spark, as genetic material for post-violin sonic-fiction, which celebrates particle parties of its own» — Bad Alchemy [Germany]

These pieces for violin and interactive electronics were selected from a cycle of works that blend improvisation and composition. Using Max/MSP software, Tectonic Shifts employs real-time processing to create twisted echoes, jagged rhythms, and microtonal landscapes. Recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin between 2010 and 2013.

Recorded by Myles Boisen & Michael Zelner
Mixed by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab
Mastered by Xopher Davidson
Design by Nicolas Wiese

parapraxes


by the Procrustean Bed.

» Listen Here
» Purchase Here

Tomomi Adachi – voice, electronics
Thea Farhadian – violin, electronics
kriton b. – harmonium, objects

Design by kriton b.

eXcavations

BlackCopper Editions 2015

Thea Farhadian - Violin
Klaus Kürvers - Bass

» Listen Here
» Purchase Here


Twelve short free improvisations or “musical miniatures” that blend the raw edge of sound, evoking the sense of the past & blending sounding structures with minimalism and traces of harmonic interplay. eXcavations presents a rusty, almost “archival” musical collection with a fresh sound pointed in a new direction.

Recorded by Klaus Kürvers
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab
Art by Klaus Kürvers
Design by Nicolas Wiese

RedBlue

BlackCopper Editions 2015

Dean Santomieri - Guitar
Thea Farhadian - Violin

» Listen Here
» Purchase Here

Structured, free, and idiosyncratic improvisations for resonator guitar and violin, employing alternative tunings and preparations. These pieces present a wide expressive range, incorporating the edge of contemporary classical music with catchy rhythms, colorful timbres, and iridescent microtonalities.

Recorded by Myles Boisen & Michael Zelner
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab
Design by Nicolas Wiese