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File under: free improvisation

Irene Kepl


Label: Fou Records

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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A stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: "Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."

"Here the Austrian violinist Irene Kepl gives us a superb opus solitaire of a beautiful invoice. The fingers strike the key, the bow waves on the strings, rubbing the stamps, tracing claws in the vibrating air. An organic vision of the instrument, an approach in turn playful, sensitive, minimal, luminous, elegiac, an intimate knowledge of harmonics and their frequencies. Know how to say the essential with the least interval in an infinite loop (Lucid) until the tension suddenly turns into torsion.

An invisible net escapes like a whistle of ant, the hair brushing the rope, this action amplified imperceptibly gives rise to subtle harmonics barely audible (Move Across). Multiphonies using voice and soft bow (?) (Candid). Insistent and intense cadences stretched towards climax in decelerendo and orgiastic glissando or an ostinato / counterpoint stammering and frantic without solution of end (AmiNIMAL). Pizzicato extreme and minimalist (Drop in) Etc ... there is a whole range of fiddling game, a mastery of the timbres and a poetry of the sound that deserve to be listened to and re-listened for its relevance, its singularity and the pure pleasure of the sound .

We heard Irene Kepl in a string quintet with Paul Rogers, Nina de Heney and Albert Markos in Austria which caused a sensation. So to follow !!" - Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

File under: free improvisation
Cat. number: FR - CD 20
Year: 2017
recorded in La Garenne-Colombes on the 6th of March, 2016. mixed and edited in Vienna during June 2016.

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