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AGNUS x LEDEN

Daniele and Laura are two Italian musicians that met in The Netherlands, at the The Institute of Sonology in The Hague. They started a collaborative project based on Laura’s saxophone playing and Daniele’s experience as composer researcher and creative coder. Their live performances are focused on real time processing and spatializing the sound of the sax, using digital devices coded by Fabris himself to mold, sculpt and generate ethereal sonorities. Despite her classical background, Laura’s playing is inspired by free improvisation and involves different extended techniques. Indeed the duo explores the boundaries between electronic and acoustic domains, interchanging roles, and searching for new ways of interactions that challenge common stereotypes of electroacoustic music. Inspired by Musique Concrète and Computer Music, their repertoire combines the emotional power of melody with soundscapes evocative of experimental ambient music and balanced between gestures and abstraction, density and rarefaction, noise and lyricism.

Riflessi is a 4-tracks-EP resulting from the collaboration between saxophone player Laura Agnusdei and sound researcher Leden (Daniele Fabris). As a duo their compositional method is focused on processing and spatialisation of sax’s sound, using digital devices coded by Leden himself to mold, sculpt and orchestrate ethereal sonorities . Combining the emotional power of melody with soundscapes that evokes the most experimental ambient music, these tracks find a balance between gestures and abstraction, density and rarefaction, noise and lyricism. 
The title Riflessi, Italian word for “reflexes”, stresses the collaborative quality of this work: on one hand, it stands as a visual metaphor of a an acoustic sound’s multiple transformations and on the other hand, it describes the more interactive and muscular side of music which finds its origins into a live electronics practice.

credits
released June 17, 2021

All tracks improvised and composed by Laura Agnusdei and Daniele Fabris 2017-2019.
Mix and recording by Daniele Fabris at Bunkr Lab 36061 (IT).
Mastering by Francesco Fabris at Greenhouse Studios (IS).
Graphic design by Marta Giurizzato
Artwork by Max van der Wal
Thanks to the Institute of Sonology (NL) and Italian countryside for the inspiration and hospitality.
Release on CD by Stellage RED series
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