28 marzo 2010

Esce per l'etichetta Mosz l'album Chunk del trio berlinese Denseland, con David Moss, Hannes Strobl e Hanno Leichtmann: "Their music is radically intense, charged with energy, crackling. Yet Denseland's energy doesn't come from what is typically called "power". On the contrary, Denseland masters the art of reduction. There's a brief clattering or scratching over the strings now and then; otherwise, the scaffolding of bass and drums remains skilled yet spare, so that nodes of density emerge even more dramatically. One of the most expressive vocal artists of our time, David Moss, adapts himself completely to this art of restraint, reducing his voice to whispers, murmurs, rasps and mutterings, using it like a code incomprehensible to outsiders. In a kind of secret language, Moss communicates with the other musicians through pithy onomatopoetic play with the voice as resonator, rather than with the expressive vocal extremes he is known for."

David Moss è stato in Italia il mese scorso - a Monza, per la rassegna Lampi - per un concerto in solo e per un saggio di Provokalia Choirs, suo nuovo progetto seminariale per grandi ensemble vocali (mediamente dai venti ai cento partecipanti).