New LP release: “Strings”


We are thrilled to present, in a coproduction with Fundação de Serralves, the new release by Stephan Mathieu and David Maranha, “Strings”.

Strings” documents the long awaited first encounter of David Maranha and Stephan Mathieu, taking place in the Tennis Court of the Parque de Serralves, in Porto, on a sun-drenched yet gusty late-afternoon in July 2011. Having discussed in advance which instruments, tuning and notes to use, the piece was accomplished as an improvisation on the violin, shruti-box and virginals, reflecting both players love for classic minimalism, but also their ability to transform this language and make it their own. The acoustic instruments were amplified through a quadrophonic system to captivating volume, that nevertheless allowed environmental sounds to permeate.

The complete 30 minutes performance of “Strings“ is now published in a limited and numbered edition of 300 single-sided 12” records, pressed on white audiophile vinyl, with sleeves featuring a silkscreen print by Pedro Tudela.

David Maranha: Violin and Shruti Box
Stephan Mathieu: Virginals and Electromagnets

Concert curation: Pedro Rocha
Live recording: Nuno Aragão
Mastering: Stephan Mathieu
Vinyl transfer: Andreas Lupo Lubich at D&M Berlin
Audiophile pressing: Pallas Group, Diepholz, Germany
Design: MC
Cover art: Pedro Tudela
Printing: Célia Esteves and Márcia Novais at FBAUP

This is a joint release with Fundação de Serralves
Fundação de Serralves

This release is now available for direct orders from Crónica.

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