The music of Quelquefois is fragile, dynamic and completely improvised. The group was founded by Attila Gyárfás and Péter Ajtai in the fall of 2018, and its members are active participants of Hungary’s improvised music scene. Manifestation of complex musical textures forms the core of the band’s attention, in which the five instruments sometimes merge, sometimes create tension and sometimes embrace one another.
“Blooming was recorded during a performance at the Mixát Stage in Budapest in the spring of 2022. Our aim was to focus on timbres and textures instead of relying on melodies and rhythms, and to let these factors lead the music through paths that had not been planned in advance. The material that is captured on this record is always moving, and this motion sometimes speeds up and at other times radically slows down, which, as we realized, forces us – both while performing and while listening back – to constantly alter and overwrite the way we perceive the pace of time’s passing. We have attempted to let go of the hierarchy which is derived from the regular roles of our instruments and to create a more democratic starting point, in which all the five members can serve the music by any means. Instead of over-analyzing and intellectualizing the musical situations, we take a more intuitive approach to performance. As the musician’s intuition is fragile and is affected even by the most subtle reactions from the other musicians and from the audience, we believe that improvised music is the most communal form of contemporary music.” – János Ávéd
This albums is available exclusively in DSD, and is not available on SACD.
Attila Gyárfás – drums, gong synth
Péter Ajtai – double bass
Bálint Bolcsó – electronics
Gergó Kováts – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
János Ávéd – tenor saxophone, melodica, objects
Total time: 00:43:25
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|Release Date||September 20, 2022|
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