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Tibor Szemzo

Skullbase Fracture (LP)

Label: Fodderbasis

Format: LP

Genre: Compositional

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€26.90
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Issued by Leo Fegin's visionary record label in 1993, this refreshed and revised reissue collection of Hungarian composer Tibor Szemző's chamber pieces with spoken text – composed at 1980s for the legendary GROUP 180 – is unlike anything else of its kind.
*In process of stocking* "Text and Music | Language and Speech | Sound and Music. The common basis of the three works by Tibor Szemző heard on this album is the inalienable relationship to text – as an a priori principle. Text and music: the formal attributes of significance, intentions, and levels of meaning inherent in verbal communication as it is transformed into audible code. Language and speech: the structural level of communication, where it becomes purposeful expression, acoustic statements of variable modality. Vocalization as sublimation. Sound and music: By becoming an auditory signal, communication is deprived of its sense and reduced to musical articulation and abstraction.

Skullbase Fracture: Shards of reality – senseless, disconnected fragments of recorded “living speech” – simultaneously disintegrate and merge to create meaning through the musical process, while it is degraded and stylized to represent a single layer of the ambient noise one would hear in a hospitality setting.

Optimistic Lecture: The theses – like a practical, everyday user’s manual to cognitive tendencies and aims as they apply to the entirety of existence – convey their meaning through simplified rhythmic speech, galvanized into commands. As a counterpoint to recited prayers, they comprise a uniform soundscape.

The Sex Appeal of Death: The head-on simplicity of communication creates such extremely reductive musical interrelations that they cannibalize themselves in a necessary and inevitable fashion. And, in this manner, the text as well." - Marcell Dargay
Details
Cat. number: FOB67
Year: 2022
Notes:

Recorded at HR Studios, Budapest (H), September 1992 by Péter Kerpel, Duo Sound Studio, Perbál Village (H), July 1992 by Gábor Szurmai (B2)
Recording producer: András Soós
Mixed by András Soós, Péter Kerpel and the author HR Studios, Budapest, September 1992
Remastered by the author at the Fodderbasis 2021-22
Mastering: István Szelényi 2022

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