Wind Bells Falls: Neue Kollaboration mit Robbie Lee und Lea Bertucci

Am 18. Februar erscheint mit “Wind Bells Falls” ein neues gemeinsames Album der beiden Klangkünstler und Multiinstrumentalisten Robbie Lee und Lea Bertucci beim New Yorker Label Telegraph Harp. Das Album enthält neun weitestgehend improvisierte Tracks, auf denen Bertucci die Instrumentalparts ihres Kollegen – verschiedene Holzblasinstrumente, Celesta (ein Keyboard mit dem Klang ähnlich eines Glockenspiels), Tubular Chimes – mit Tape Loops in die vorliegende Form bringt und mit Elektronik ergänzt. Das Album erscheint zunächst auf CD und digital, eine Vinyl-Edition ist ebenfalls geplant.

“Winds Bells Falls is the meeting between two of New York’s most unconventional musicians, sound artist Lea Bertucci and multi-everything instrumentalist Robbie Lee.  The duo mix colorful free improv with musique concrete, sculpting experimental instrumental noise into a fascinating and even joyful encounter.  On the album Lee plays medieval and baroque woodwinds, celeste (bell keyboard), and tubular chimes, while Bertucci live-manipulates and mangles his playing, hands inside a reel-to-reel tape machine, transforming and regurgitating in real time.

The album begins with “Glitter And Gleam,” where the magical sparkling tones of the warped celeste do just that.  It is an unexpectedly cinematic opening, slowly building to a shimmering and even emotional peak, but that gives no hints abouts where the album goes next.  The three pieces for tape and woodwinds are earthier and dirtier, clusters of noise that unfold like short stories.  These pieces play with arcs of energy, the push and pull between Lee’s source sounds and Bertucci’s radical instant reimagining.  The album is like a dream narrative, sometimes twisted and terrifying but often enchanted.” (Gabriel Birnbaum / Clandestine Label Services)

Foto Amy Mills

@ Telegraph Harp