Evgueni Galperine: Theory Of Becoming
Evgueni Galperine's ECM New Series debut is one of the most original and impressive albums of the year. The composer of Russian and Ukrainian origin, who has lived in Paris since 1990, works with sound, texture and dynamics in new and expressive ways. As he explains, the sound world of Theory of Becoming represents an "augmented reality of acoustic instruments, created from recordings with real and virtual instruments. The numerous transformations that the instruments undergo allow me to capture their acoustic nature while adding techniques and colors that are not possible in reality..." Galperine's compositions address a wide range of themes, from the resilience of hope in the face of destruction to meditations on the journey of the soul, as well as journeys through space and through the magical forests of Max Ernst's paintings. Theory of Becoming was recorded and mixed in Paris in 2020-21, at Studio EPG and Studios de la Seine.