Friday, November 26, 2021

Matías Formica Tríos - Hastío y Paranoia (November 26, 2021 Numeral)

About “Hastío y Paranoia”:

𝕀𝕟𝕖𝕩𝕠𝕣𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕔𝕖𝕔𝕙𝕒 𝕖𝕝 á𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕒, 𝕠𝕓𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕧𝕒, 𝕒𝕝𝕦𝕔𝕚𝕟𝕒.

𝔼𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕖 𝕤í 𝕝𝕠 𝕚𝕣𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝, 𝕝𝕒 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕣𝕦𝕡𝕔𝕚ó𝕟.

𝕀𝕟𝕗𝕒𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕠, 𝕞𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖, 𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕠 𝕕𝕖𝕝 𝕝𝕒𝕕𝕠 𝕕𝕖 𝕒𝕥𝕣á𝕤, 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕪𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒.

This project arises from the impulse of having made the album "AISLADOS" in the first part of the year, an album in duet with Jonatan Schenone, with my own compositions and improvisations. Which left me wanting to experiment more fully with free improvisation, but this time with the challenge of inviting different musicians, and doing totally improvised sessions. Some of them are great and admired friends, others, musicians that I admire and to whom I was encouraged to invite them to join this album.

This project consisted of six recording sessions, each lasting an hour on average, of which I selected two pieces from each session. The idea was to have different formations with varied instrumentations, to generate different timbricall experiences, all trio formations where even I played different instruments, two sessions with tenor sax, two with alto sax, one with flute and one with alto flute, always thinking different instrumental combinations, but at the same time taking into account the different ways of approaching improvisation that each improviser has. At the same time I could classify the pieces into acoustic and electroacoustic.

The criteria for selecting and assembling the album, I tried to make the total tell a story, that each piece was part of the whole. The first selection criterion was that in each song the trio sound prevails, although some tracks begin with a solo instrument, the general development occurs with the sound of the ensemble. The second criterion was to generate an album and not a compilation, with which the selection was to try to make the pieces combine with each other and with the total, trying to generate an album concept. The result in my opinion is as it usually happens, an intermediate point, there are very varied pieces conceptually speaking if we take them individually, but if they are heard in order, I think they combine perfectly.

This project was a challenge, since there were musicians with whom I had never played, and at the same time several of them, did not know each other or had never played with each other, with which each session had an adaptation period, but paradoxically some of the more interesting pieces were the first ones, perhaps because of the surprise when they started playing. Personally, although I am fascinated with the result of the album, it was a great excuse to be able to continue “studying” free improvisation which, in my opinion, is done playing and due to the harsh conditions of the environment in which we live, sometimes it is difficult to do it assiduously.
About Matías Formica:

Born in the city of La Plata. Flute player, saxophonist, composer and arranger. He began his studies of flute at the age of 14 (year 2000) with maestro Martín Saenz. He studied with Pablo Ledesma, Rodrigo Domínguez, Juan Pablo Di leone, Juan Pablo Arredondo, among others. In 2013 he attended the popular music workshops in Curitiba (Brazil), participating in the MPB ensemble (Brazilian popular music) by André Marques and in the improvisation perception workshop by Lea Freire. In 2019 he attended the SIM program in New York, and took classes with Tony Malaby, Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi among others. He participated in various projects, as an instrumentalist, arranger and composer, Matías Formica 4, Mingus Project, El Domo, Quinteto Ledesma / Alarcón / Edward / Carracedo / Formica, ZERO (Ledesma, Formica, Lorenzi Mingrino), among several others.

His first album was "Compendio de ideas sobre deformaciones" with his group El Domo (own compositions), the second "ISOLATED" in duet with Jonatan Schenone (own compositions and improvisations), he has recorded in other shared projects such as No Comunica con Lara Alarcón, Pablo Ledesma, Marcos Edward and Cristian Carracedo, among others.

1. Inexorable (feat Pablo Ledesma – Pablo Bianchetto)
2. Acecha (feat Lara Alarcón – Jonatan Schenone)
3. El Ánima (feat Pía Hernández – Cristian Carracedo Lauretti)
4. Observa (feat Lucas Albarracín – Marcos Edward)
5. Alucina (feat Rocío Gimenez Lopez – Matthew Golombisky)
6. Entre sí (feat Juana Sallies – Juan Cruz Cerasa)
7. Lo Irreal (feat Pía Hernández – Cristian Carracedo Lauretti)
8. La Disrupción (feat Lara Alarcón – Jonatan Schenone)
9. Infausto (feat Lucas Albarracín – Marcos Edward)
10. Maleable (feat Pablo Ledesma – Pablo Bianchetto)
11. Pero del lado de atrás (feat Juana Sallies – Juan Cruz Cerasa)
12. Proyecta (feat Rocío Gimenez Lopez – Matthew Golombisky)

LARA ALARCÓN / voice, live processing and tape (2-8)
JONATAN SCHENONE / acustic bass (2-8)
JUANA SALLIES / voice (6-11)
JUAN CRUZ CERASA / bass clarinet (6-11)
PÍA HERNÁNDEZ / piano (3-7)
PABLO LEDESMA / soprano sax (1-10)
PABLO BIANCHETTO / drums (1-10)
ROCÍO GIMÉNEZ LÓPEZ / piano and synthesizer (5-12)
MATTHEW GOLOMBISKY / electric bass, likable noise, tibetan bowl and elephant bells. (5-12)
LUCAS ALBARRACÍN / cornet (4-9)
MARCOS EDWARD / electric guitar (4-9)
MATÍAS FORMICA / tenor sax (1-4-9-10), alto sax (2-5-8-12), flute (3-7) and alto flute (6-11)

Recorded on April 6, July 22 and August 21, 2021, at Estudio Mirífico (city of La Plata), by 𝔽𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕠 𝕃𝕚𝕫𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕠, and August 23 and September 4, 2021, (Buenos Aires) at Estudio Libres by 𝕊𝕒𝕞 ℕ𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕥.
Mix and master by ℙ𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕠 𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕔𝕒.
Cover photo 𝕁𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕖 𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕔𝕒
Cover art by 𝕁𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕖 𝕍𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕣𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕚.
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