The third release of the 24-piece Splitter Orchester is, like its predecessors, a collaboration. This time they team up with the The Pitch, a quartet consisting to 3/4 out of Splitter Orchester-members. "Frozen Orchestra (Splitter)" is their latest compositional effort in translating the quartet’s language to a large format ensemble utilizing the sensibilites and possibilites of Splitter Orchester’s electro-acoustic instrumentation. "Frozen" thereby indicates a very slowly moving field of harmonic relationships consisting of so-called pitch sets, which are augmented by noise sets, that is, non-periodic sounds organized in equivalent relationships. The score guides the group through various defined states of frozen surfaces where each player makes individual choices from a set of intervals or noises and thus constantly shifts harmonic weight and textural quality. In the multicoloured sound of Splitter Orchester, the planar drones receive an iridescent depth. Monochromatic fields of sound grow out of the continuum, its steady flow letting them vary almost unnoticeably.
Koen Nutters > double bass Boris Baltschun > electric pump organ Morten J. Olsen > vibraphone, percussion Michael Thieke > clarinet
Burkhard Beins > percussion Anthea Caddy > cello Anat Cohavi > bass clarinet Axel Dörner > trumpet Kai Fagaschinski > clarinet Robin Hayward > microtonal tuba Steve Heather > percussion Chris Heenan > bass clarinet Mike Majkowski > double bass Matthias Müller > trombone Magda Mayas > clavinet Andrea Neumann > inside piano, mixing board Simon James Phillips > piano Julia Reidy > guitar Ignaz Schick > turntables, oscillators, electronics Mario de Vega > objects, electronics Sabine Vogel > flutes Biliana Voutchkova > violin Marta Zapparoli > tape recorders, reel to reel tape machine