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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

When Harry Met Bartosz

“a yearning tumult of haunting quietude” jumps out of the mix - in the blurb accompanying A Silent, Swaying Breath, the musical mission of Harry Towell (Spheruleus and Audio Gourmet) and Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq), that is. And what, pray, might that mission be?

‘...to curate an album created "by the people for the people", to raise funds for those that has been affected by the recent unrest that ravaged cities across the country.’

Various - A Silent Swaying Breath (A Public Record) (Preview) by bartoszdziadosz

When we last checked Pleq, it was his own musicianly prowess that was the object of LMYE’s verbals. Now, his lot thrown in with Towell, facilitated by SoundFjord, it is their joint choreographing of “a statement and a monument to collaboration and community,” that “brings together works selected from 1-minute, unedited recordings gleaned from artists, musicians and the general public across the globe. Spheruleus and Pleq sensitively weave together an eclectic selection of field recordings, samples, spoken word pieces and instrumentation, creating for the listener momentous emotional landscapes, delicate, tender moments and most of all, a yearning tumult of haunting quietude: a silent, swaying breath.”

Various - A Silent Swaying Breath (A Public Record) (Preview 2) by bartoszdziadosz

12 days ago, they said: “We are currently gathering sounds and samples until 05 September 2011. We are interested in receiving unedited recordings (not finished works). The most appropriate recordings will be process and assembled into an album. For further info on how to participate, please download our info sheet here

If this is the case, no more sound submissions are being taken, though it’s not clear if the soundclouded version is complete, or a sort of in-progress rough mix illustrating the overall concept. Be that as it may, make a note to watch out for release, and give generously, “All profits raised by sales of this album assisting those that have lost their homes and livelihoods and to help provide opportunities for philanthropy, creative expression and collaboration within local community projects.”



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