“APPALACHIAN ANATOLIA (14th century)” a piece by d’incise

Rehearsal excerpt by Clara de Asís on electric guitar. Click to listen.
Video documentation of Clara de Asís performance at Ausland, Berlin, 2016.
Video documentation of Cristián Alvear performing d’incise’s piece, 2016.

APPALACHIAN ANATOLIA (14th century) is a piece by d’incise for modified guitar.

Clara de Asís version on electric guitar has been released by INSUB. in November 2016.

Cristián Alvear version is released on cd by Another Timbre.

Perhaps more than a strict composition this piece is a conjunction of a technical frame and a conceptual input, and the own vision of the player.
It works on tuning and de-tuning, a different set-up of the strings, on harmonics and pitch frictions and on the influences of music from very various origins and the transposition of gestures inside a reduced field of possibilities.
It might develop as a form of raga, of perpetual variations of determined material, but it remains a guitar alone, it’s strings resonating, nothing else.
It was originally dedicated to the Chilean guitarist Cristián Alvear.

Clara de Asís first performance of this piece on electric guitar took place at Ausland, Berlin, the 8th May 2016.  See below for video documentation. Next actualizations coming in fall 2016.

Laurent PETER, a.k.a. d’incise (Geneva, 1983), drifting musician, grew up inbetween dub sound system and experimental electronic music.
Sound explorer, he has no perticular instrument, using whatever can be considered as such, softwares, recordings, objects, percussions, harmonium, etc.
He’s interested in radicalism, reductionnism, repetitions and conceptual approaches, building specific set-up for each new occasion, in improvised or composed context.
He tends to extract the most tiny details of the elements, appreciates slowness and obsessive explorations of simple processes.
He’s, since many years with Cyril Bondi, behind the INSUB. label, orchetra, the Diatribes duo, and many other things, and does graphic designs.

Reviews of d’incise’s Appalachian Anatolia (14th century) Clara de Asís version

Сигма [Syg.ma], by Илья Белоруков  [Ilia Belorukov], 2 nov 2016 [RU]

Boring Like A Drill, “More from the guitar: Sarah Hennies, d’incise, Cristián Alvear, Clara de Asís” by Ben Harper, 14 dec 2016 [EN]