THE LAST PLACE (LEFT)
minimal-repetitive groove with live instruments
duration: 55 mins
Baritone Violin: Katryn Hasler
Accordion: Florine Juvet
Electronics/Composition: Marcel Zaes
Album artwork: Anna Schölß
Cover design: Andrej Marffy
Album mixdown: Peter Scherer
Album mastering: Benoît Piccand
Published on Tonus Music Records, 2011
With his trio, composer Marcel Zaes creates a fragile sound landscape, which moves familiar things into a surprising light. The deliberate surrender of virtuosity and melody puts the focus entirely on the inner self of the sound and the rhythm that is derived from prime numbers. Subtly handcrafted electronic sounds mix inseparably with the baritone violin and accordion. THE LAST PLACE (LEFT) is at the same time machined poetry and groovy sound carpet.
'THE LAST PLACE (LEFT)' is the first oeuvre by Marcel Zaes' trio. Their second programm 'YELLOW NEON LETTERS' was released in October 2014. 'THE LAST PLACE (LEFT)' was released on CD and is available at TONUS MUSIC RECORDS or on iTunes.
For the tour 2011, the artist Anna Schölß from Munich uses these sounds as a backdrop to place her nomad-inspired tent objects labelled INTENTS in the concert room. These objects have been generated from abstract colour painting and drawing; they make the tent – the oldest human mobile form of living – the central theme as a place at which the internal and external room are divided only by a thin membrane. Short video cuts of nature and light studies, made visible on a transparent tent membrane, amplify the installation. In combination with the music, this poetic place becomes a concert stage. The sound structures amalgamate with the shapes, colours and surfaces of the tent objects and become for the audience a projection screen of their own associations.