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Released on esc.rec. (esc.rec.67) on December 9, 2019.
This is a recording of a live concert by Radboud Mens & Matthijs Kouw, using longstring, modular synth and church organ. Recorded on 29 May 2019 in Lebuinuskerk, Deventer, NL.
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Sound artists Radboud Mens and Matthijs Kouw have been working together since 2001. Over the last 5 years they have been working on minimalist compositions using longstrings and a modular synthesizer. In this live concert they also used a church organ. At first glance, nothing much seems to happen in these compositions. Listeners who immerse themselves in the music of Mens en Kouw will, however, be surprised by the rich character of the complex shifting sound layers, which lead to an intensive listening experience reminiscent of the work of composers such as La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue and Alvin Lucier.
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