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small magic

by Instant Takemitsu

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Small Magic 05:24
Evocation 05:44
Ephemerality 05:10


Drawing on the incredibly wide timbral palette that can be produced by vibrating metal strings processed through traditional guitar stomp boxes, and refraining from the use of backing tracks, Tim Motzer and Dino J.A. Deane create a range of sonics, completely in the moment, that is amazingly similar to the palette created by composers such as Takemitsu, Messiaen, Debussy and Stravinsky using traditional orchestral instrumentation.

In a stunning reversal of the concepts of film scoring, Dejha Ti manifests a real-time cinematic vision on modular projection surfaces which are integrated into the physical setup of the musicians. The venue itself influences the unique sculptural design of the projection surfaces from show to show. Ti draws on a library of self generated visuals as well as from live capture of the musician’s physicality, as they are playing, to create her part of the ensemble’s collective composition.

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released January 8, 2015

Instant Takemitsu is:
Dino J.A. Deane - lapsteel dulcimer, electronics

Tim Motzer - guitars, electronics

Dejha Ti - visuals

Audio recorded March 2012 by Tim Motzer at WPRB Princeton, NJ; the Rotunda, Philadelphia; 1k Recordings, and Sonic Circuits at the Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, MD.

Mixed at 1k Recordings, Philadelphia, PA during January-March 2013.

Mix and audio production by Tim Motzer and Dino J.A. Deane at 1k Recordings, Philadelphia.

Audio mastered by Jeff Chestek at the Hat, Philadelphia, PA

Titles by Barry Meehan.


© 2014 & ℗ 2014 1k Recordings Inc.
Published by one k music co. 2014 (BMI)
Music by Deane, Motzer

© 2014 Dejha Ti

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