Posts Tagged: Michel Banabila

Michel Banabila ~ Uprooted

On his latest album, Michel Banabila “uproots” concepts of the orchestra.  Marc Weidenbaum’s liner notes ask “What if ‘orchestral’ referred to what we heard, not how it was recorded?”  These tracks are indeed orchestral, but they have been plucked from their original

Michel Banabila ~ Uprooted

On his latest album, Michel Banabila “uproots” concepts of the orchestra.  Marc Weidenbaum’s liner notes ask “What if ‘orchestral’ referred to what we heard, not how it was recorded?”  These tracks are indeed orchestral, but they have been plucked from their original

Michel Banabila ~ Just Above the Surface

The title is an inversion of expectations; we’re used to reading the words, “just below the surface.”  Sound artist Michel Banabila has been defying classifications for years, and here he does so once again.  The irony is that while the attention is drawn to

Michel Banabila ~ Just Above the Surface

The title is an inversion of expectations; we’re used to reading the words, “just below the surface.”  Sound artist Michel Banabila has been defying classifications for years, and here he does so once again.  The irony is that while the attention is drawn to

Maarten Vos & Michel Banabila ~ Home

Home is the eclectic score to a performance by Conny Janssen Danst “about people trying to find one’s place in the world and with each other”.  Michel Banabila’s electronics and Maarten Vos’ cello are the key players, but in the loping 14-minute

Maarten Vos & Michel Banabila ~ Home

Home is the eclectic score to a performance by Conny Janssen Danst “about people trying to find one’s place in the world and with each other”.  Michel Banabila’s electronics and Maarten Vos’ cello are the key players, but in the loping 14-minute

Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel ~ Music for viola and electronics II

Music for viola and electronics II is a very good album, an improvement over its already solid predecessor.  But with one small adjustment to the track sequencing, it becomes a great album.  In its current order, the timbres grow louder and

Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel ~ Music for viola and electronics II

Music for viola and electronics II is a very good album, an improvement over its already solid predecessor.  But with one small adjustment to the track sequencing, it becomes a great album.  In its current order, the timbres grow louder and

Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel ~ Music for viola and electronics

The title may be bland, but the music is not.  Music for viola and electronics is music for barren trees and weakening temperatures, shuttered doors and deserted streets.  Its elegant beauty arrives just in time to score the starkest segment of

Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel ~ Music for viola and electronics

The title may be bland, but the music is not.  Music for viola and electronics is music for barren trees and weakening temperatures, shuttered doors and deserted streets.  Its elegant beauty arrives just in time to score the starkest segment of