TRPTK is celebrating the birthday of composer and artist Irene Sorozabal with the release of her new album titled Kurkuma. The album features a unique blend of Jazz and Early Music, with a heavily improvised character.
Kurkuma has 12 songs all composed by Irene Sorozabal. The music is perfomed by an ensemble that includes Kirsi-Marja Harju, Adrían Moncada, Pedro Ivo Ferreira and George Hadow .
Irene tells us “This album arises from an exploration of my own musical language which merges a variety of influences from early counterpoint to contemporary jazz. As a Classical musician, I sometimes feel trapped in a world of innumerable protocols and expectations, that is why when composing these songs, I tried to silence the critical inner voice which accepts only masterpieces and original ideas. Instead I sensed what was already there, ringing in my ears and tingling my belly.
I also explored the sensations and images surrounding the lyrics of my songs together with visual artist Kalliopi Ioumpa. She made wearable sculptures based on my compositions. These include: several plaster sculptures inspired by the song “Entre las uñas” (cover image, booklet page 8 and 9); several mix media sculptures inspired by “Windmill song” (page 10 and 11); black flowers, which are a recurrent symbol in my music; and a mobile with hanging representations of the five songs with lyrics (page 2).”
Kurkuma is exclusively available in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD 128 and DSD 256 and Stereo DSD 512 at NativeDSD.Com
Irene Sorozábal – Composer, Vocals, Recorder
Kirsi-Marja Harju – Trumpet
Adrián Moncada – Piano
Pedro Ivo Ferreira – Double Bass
George Hadow – Drums
Total time: 00:47:15
|Analog to Digital Conversion|
Hapi & Anubis, Merging Technologies, Grimm Audio CC2 master clock
Antal van Nie & Bart Koop
Furutech custom microphone, loudspeaker & power cables and interlinks, Grimm Audio TPR8 breakout cables
DPA d:dicate 4041-SP, 4006A, 4011A & 4015A, Ehrlund EHR-M, Singular Audio F-48
KEF Blade Two, KEF LS50 Meta, Hegel H30, Hegel C55
|Original Recording Format|
Muziekcentrum van de Omroep (MCO) Studio 1 in Hilversum, Netherlands on January 19th and 20th 2022
JCAT Optimo 3 Duo, JCAT M12 Switch Gold, JCAT NET Card XE, Computer Audio Design GC3, Furutech NCF Boosters
|Release Date||June 17, 2022|
Boundaries defying—is it experimental jazz, is it avant garde classical, or something altogether its own? I vote for the last. As with all of Brendon Heinst’s TRPTK releases, it is beautifully recorded. Composer and singer Irene Sorozábal seems incapable of being restrained by our definitions of genre. She is a classical musician by training, but in her own compositions she consistently pushes the boundaries of jazz and classical to find a musical expression entirely her own… Recommended.
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