“Strings” documents the long awaited first encounter of David Maranha and Stephan Mathieu, taking place in the Tennis Court of the Parque de Serralves, in Porto, on a sun-drenched yet gusty late-afternoon in July 2011. Having discussed in advance which instruments, tuning and notes to use, the piece was accomplished as an improvisation on the violin, shruti-box and virginals, reflecting both players love for classic minimalism, but also their ability to transform this language and make it their own. The acoustic instruments were amplified through a quadrophonic system to captivating volume, that nevertheless allowed environmental sounds to permeate.
released February 9, 2012
David Maranha: Violin and Shruti Box.
Stephan Mathieu: Virginals and Electromagnets.
Concert curated by Pedro Rocha.
Live recording by Nuno Aragão.
Mastering by Stephan Mathieu.
Vinyl transfer by Andreas Lupo Lubich at D&M Berlin.
Audiophile pressing by Pallas Group, Diepholz, Germany.
Design by MC.
Cover art by Pedro Tudela.
Cover printed at FBAUP.