31 gennaio 2014


Esce per la newyorkese Mode Records - come già Sketch of Now - un nuovo album di composizioni di Tim Hodgkinson, scritte tra il 2000 e il 2010: Onsets.

"As a composer shaping the conversation and collision between diverse musical voices, I avoid imposing a homogeneous language. I am against purity of method. I am after a kind of hybridity. And I want the listener's assumptions to go wrong at certain points, because this is what seems most to awaken listening...
I can say that music's speciality as an art is its concern with time itself, with unfolding, with how things are expected, remembered, how they appear to cast shadows before and after themselves, how they move in relation to us and we move in relation to them; how they creep up or suddenly burst on us; how they dawn or flood...
I took the title 'ONSETS' for this phase in my work, wanting to echo Hopkins' 'instress', but with the accent now on time, on the arrival of the thing, on how its wave breaks." (Tim Hodgkinson, dalle note di copertina)

http://www.timhodgkinson.co.uk/ONSETS.html