Dolden, Paul / Seuil De Silences
Album: Seuil De Silences   Collection:General
Artist:Dolden, Paul   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Empreintes Digitales  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-22 Pull Date: 2005-01-24 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 23 Dec 26 Dec 5 Nov 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 18, 2008: Dronegasm
Below the Walls of Jericho
4. Dec 03, 2004: Memory Select / guests Amy X. Neuberg & Herb Heinz
Gravity's Stillness, Resonance #6 [excerpt]
2. Jan 18, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Gravity's Stillness, Resonan
5. Nov 24, 2004: the Dog and Pony Show
The Vertigo of Ritualized Fr
3. Dec 24, 2004: Memory Select, late night version
In the Natural Doorway I Crouch [excerpt]
6. Nov 24, 2004: Dross
Gravity's Stillness, Resonan

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-11-24
Theoretical music, i.e., music produced after the development of some theory of sound or melody or harmony and intended to demonstrate or exhibit aspects of that theory. Hence, somewhat interesting to follow if you’re into that game and if you understand the theory
1. Alternating some quiet sections and some quite loud sections, this track is meant to demonstrate the power of sound (i.e. to knock down walls). The sounds therefore are sometimes quite intensely focused, other times more diffuse and chaotic. Watch for quiet at start and end.
2. Violin and tape piece whereby the main melodic theme is presented on violin in various ways and in various sound contexts. Unlinear, dynamic, and fascinating.
3. A palindromic five-parter. Part 1 is rather raucous and metallic. Part 2 is also metallic but there is an element of piano there that reminds me of Annie Gosfield’s work. In Part 3, harmonic, but not melodic parts predominate. In Part 4, “inharmonic” thumps and such take the reins again. In Part 5, metalloids rule.
4. A live duo of reed and piano or accordion are confronted by a tape containing all manner of music – chamber, rock, wind orchestras. The live duo’s repetition of their part and the frisson with the tape accompaniment forms the theory behind the piece
5. Springing from one section/sound to another

Track Listing
1. Below the Walls of Jericho   3. Caught in An Otagon of Unacc
2. Gravity's Stillness, Resonan   4. The Vertigo of Ritualized Fr
  5. In the Natural Doorway I Cro