5 Interzones (for time​-​stretched piano)

by Jim Simm

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5 Interzones is part of Waterways of Lincoln, an extended project which started in 2012 with 5 Nocturnes based at the Foss Dyke Navigation (canal).

The work sits in a place between music and sonic art. It is music as an abstracted medium, or sonic art created with a 12-pitch palette, words, and non-pitched sound.

Each Waterways of Lincoln project takes a specific location and 5 Interzones takes as its location Sincil Dyke at Titanic Building / Great Northern Terrace.

There are five short sound compositions for piano, for performance, each lasting a little over one minute and five time stretched versions for sound installation. This album is a recording of the time stretched versions. The original piano pieces are also available as an ep on the SOUNDkiosk Bandcamp page.

The simple process of taking a composition for piano and time stretching creates a unique result. The concept includes the possibility that another pianist could record the original piano pieces (each only just over 1 minute in duration). The nuances of performance are transferred to the time stretched versions, making something with the energy of ambient music with a specific 'live' element.

A copy of the launch brochure is included (pdf) in the purchase and a score of the original piano pieces is available on request.

Please note, this is Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England.


released December 16, 2019

Jim Simm - piano
Jim Simm - time stretch
Rudi Arapahoe - mastering


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