This exquisite trio featuring Seppe Gebruers on pianos, Hugo Antunes on double bass and Paul Lovens on percussion, gathers three generations of European improvisers exploring microtonal music. Confronting the tuning in western world music orthodoxy using two pianos tuned in different pitch, our group is far from being traditional. Exploring quarter tones increases the trio musical palette and creates new paths into improvisation witch translates into a unique experience for the audience.
There is a German proverb:
“Space is (even) in the smallest hut”.
And the inimitable Tomas Schmit realised, also “Time is in the smallest hut”…
Rooms have a central and mysterious part in many manifestations of human imagination. This ranges from Andrej Tarkovskij’s film “Stalker” to a song by the Beach Boys.
A room is shape and size, and light, colours, acoustics, smell, temperature, humidity, etc. And all this affects everyone and everything in it – being noticed or not. Some rooms have special characteristics; can create what we call a certain “spirit”.
There are rooms that invite you to seek shelter whereas other rooms seem to help you to concentrate, or they pull out of you thoughts and behaviour that has been waiting inside you to be awakened.
Seppe, Hugo and myself met in this little gloomy theatre, and because we were ready to receive, the room took power over us.
It is impossible to describe what it did to the three of us, but I find comfort in what Ludwig Wittgenstein told us: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”.
Still, you can do what we did: listen.
released November 23, 2018
five unedited free improvisations
Seppe Gebruers; two grand pianos, tuned a quarter tone apart
Hugo Antunes; prepared and unprepared double bass
Paul Lovens: drumset with cymbals and gongs
record production and cover design by Seppe Gebruers and Paul Lovens
label production by el NEGOCITO Records
in collaboration with Po Torch Records and troika vzw
recorded and mixed by Ted Masseurs
mastered by Gert Van Hoof
photography by Dries Segers
layout by Davy De Clercq
linernotes by Paul Lovens
copyright by Seppe Gebruers (Sabam), Paul Lovens (Gema) and Hugo Antunes (Spa) uses markbass.