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A 09:46
B 07:43
C 05:07
D 05:33
E 07:20


Daniel and Henrik met in the Czech republic summer 2010 as part of the Czech-Norwegian-Austrian "Önczkekvist improvising orchestra". The 30-piece orchestra recorded a CD at ORF Radiokulturhaus in Vienna the same summer, and the project led to several new collaborations, one of them this particular duo.

"TH_X" was composed for a concert series in Trondheim mid 2011, and revisited and recorded in april 2012 at Amann studios in Vienna. One of the main focuses in the composition process was finding acoustic sounds on the trombone that could merge with the electronics and vice versa. After agreeing on the basic sound material Lercher programmed a software which enables him to analyze the sound spectrum of the trombone in real time, and then processing the data through electronic synthesis-methods (sine waves, resonators, filtered noise..). The result is two sound sources independent of each other, but still with the possibility of sounding almost like one.

Meticulously shaped sound events are mixed with long trembling shades to create a silent intensity. "TH_X" consists of five parts, each with a defined basic framework and sound material, though still containing space for spontaneity and change.


"Austrian sound artist Daniel Lercher and Norwegian experimental trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, known for his collaborations with Swedish double bassist Nina de Heney and drummer Raymond Strid, first met in the Czech republic in 2010. The two took part in the 30-piece Czech-Norwegian- Austrian improvisers orchestra and decided to keep working together. They devised the pieces on their debut project, TH_X, for a series of concerts in Trondheim in 2011 and revisited and recorded these pieces a year later. This duo investigate the basic fragments of sound. The breaths that operate the acoustic spectrum of the trombone and its meeting points with laptop-produced minimalist hiss, sine waves and noises, all processed and filtered with a special software that Lercher devised. Lercher and Nørstebø merge these sound sources into distinct fragile and almost transparent sonic entities, surprising in their cohesive power and spontaneous freedom. The five meticulous pieces are delicate and abstract sonic storms. Each pieces has its own unique feel and atmosphere. The first two are minimalist, spare textures. The third offer an intense, disturbing collage of nuanced noises. The fourth is an enigmatic cinematic soundscape and the last one forms an atmospheric sound poem clouded with gentle drone noises. Highly original alchemy of sounds."
- Eyal Hareuveni, All about jazz


released April 7, 2014

Daniel Lercher - Sinusoids, resonators, filtered red noise
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø - trombone


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Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø Berlin, Germany

HMN is a musician and sound artist based in Berlin and Trondheim, focusing on trombone performance and a wide range of compositional and cross disciplinary projects. He chose the brass tubes already at the age of eight, and has done extensive research into both the boisterous side of the instrument, as well as its counterpoint in microscopic sound, utilizing deselection as a central process. ... more

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