Samuel Andreyev: Music With No Edges

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Label: KAIROS
Catalog: 0015025KAI
Format: COMPACT DISC

HANATSUmiroir; Monod, Thomas; Maurel, Olivier; Okubo, Ayako; Durupt, Rémi

Samuel Andreyev´s new album Music with no Edges embraces unusual instrumentation, toy instruments and surprising combinations. Like a deft clockmaker, Andreyev is not stumbling around with too many parcels, weaving in and out of traffic, exploring the vocabulary of lens flares, pots and stains. Music with no Edges suggests the inevitable logic of the accidental machinery. Samuel Andreyev is a composer, oboist, poet and teacher. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion. Samuel Andreyev studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he obtained a masters degree in composition under Frédéric Durieux, and a prix d’analyse under Claude Ledoux. He also studied electroacoustics at IRCAM from 2011-12. His composition Night Division was awarded the grand prix of the Concours Henri Dutilleux in 2012. In the same year, he was awarded a one-year residency at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. Frequently sought after as a guest lecturer, Samuel Andreyev teaches privately and in many conservatories and universities across Europe and North America.

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