A Windy Season is: Angelo Contini _ trombone, didjeridoo, thunder drum, jew’s harp, sea-shell | Mirio Cosottini _ trumpet, flugelhorn | Gianni Mimmo _ soprano sax | Alessio Pisani _ bassoon, contra-bassoon
music _ instant compositions by A Windy Season. recording _ 2012, 5-6 Jan., Fondazione Remotti, Camogli, Italy. engineering & mixing _ GRIM. mastering _ Maurizio Giannotti at New Mastering studio, Milano, Italy. Tidal concept _ Gianni Mimmo. cover artwork _ excerpt from “Panta Rhei (vectors)” by Pedro Mari www.defetto.com. inside photo _ Mirio Cosottini. graphics _ Nicola Guazzaloca. production _ Gianni Mimmo for Amirani Records, GRIMedia records, Teriyaki Records
Special thanks to Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti for the inspiring location and the artistic support. Thanks to Assessorato alla Cultura di Camogli. Gianni Mimmo plays Gloger Handkraft saxophone necks and Masterclip™ ligature. Edition number thirty-three by Amirani Records is TIDAL™
Tracklist: 1. Amplitude and Cycle Time 2. Ebb and Flow 3. Line and its Fragility 4. Humpback Song 5. Amphidromic 6. Tidal 7. Rogue Wave 8. Bay Lyric 9. Westerlies Tale
Be sure to find here a cutting edge recording! Marvellous sound textures, perfectly balanced moods and violent delights. Surprising, one-of-a-kind wind quartet featuring sizziling musicians taken here in an excellent album. A Tidal music where elements dance in a fluid structure starting from solid centers and radiating to live nerve endings.
An amphidromic point is a point of zero amplitude of one harmonic constituent of the tide.
Amphidromes are convergent areas in the oceans, places where there is little or no apparent tide. This is not to say that the surface of the ocean in these places doesn’t move, doesn’t rise and fell with wind, momentum, inertia, and other forces acting on it, but in the purpose of studying the tides from space, these areas are mathematically still.
Radiating from the very center of this stillness to the antinodes, Cotidal Lines experiencing same phase of the tide, connect all points. Because tidal waves do not travel with constant speed, but instead respond to changing depht, Cotidal Lines will not be evenly spaced or consistently shaped.
Repeated cycles of ebb and flood, current changes, rise and fall, directions, speed, level increasing, dramatic depths and wave patterns can be observed along the coastlines of this music too, that proceeds through shared textures and simultaneous peripheral fires, still densities, path diversions and converging edges.
But those nodes, those amphidromes, those dense silences with all those sounds moving around and expanding to increase their presence and to come back regenerated, mixed up with rip current sediments…
Well, that’s Tidal”.
A dance of elements, a fluid structure, solidly multi-centered, with live nerve-endings. A pulsing network responsive to environments, and to lateral imputs as well, but at the same time, conscious of the whole creative ongoing process.
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