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Catalog: CYP0612


M#1 for string quartet and electronics, integrates electronics into the intimate world of chamber music that requires the presence and mutual listening of each musician. The Belgian composer Pierre Slinckx thus forms an unexpected quintet with the MP4 Quartet, playing from a custom-made portable computer with two small MIDI controllers. This unusual instrument has been designed through the process of composition in a very organic way, in order to blend to the sound of the quartet. Pierre Slinckx studied composition and in-depth writing at ARTS2, especially with Claude Ledoux, Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Gilles Gobert and Denis Pousseur. He today teaches there in-depth writing. As a composer, he is regularly solicited by ensembles that commission him instrumental and mixed works. Winner of the 2013 Henri Pousseur Prize and the 2015 André Souris Prize, which reward promising young composers, he is a member of the LAPS ensemble as a composer and laptop performer. Cypres label offers him a double carte blanche and invites you to discover his sound universe by simultaneously releasing his first two albums: C#1 for grand organ and electronics and M#1 for string quartet and electronics.

Price: $20.99