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Ferran Fages: acoustic guitar and sinewaves
Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga: zither and sinewaves


see also www.apstrophe.net



ap'strophe, excerpt from live performance, november 27, 2007


ap’strophe is the duo of Ferran Fages and Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga. They began working together in 2006, when Ferran Fages recorded his last guitar album “Cançons per a un lent retard”, where Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga collaborated in the track Paraula clau, which they composed and interpreted together. After recording the album they realized the impossibility of re-interpreting this piece, which is based on the detuning(s) of the guitar, but they decided to continue working together. They decided to treat the piece Paraula clau as finished and started to search for a common sonoric space. The result of this survey gave shape to their present collaboration, which consists of a duo of acoustic guitar, zither and oscillators. With their music they investigate the perception of the distinctive timbre of the guitar and the zither alongside the differences and similarities of their string instruments. Their approximation combines the acoustic with the electronic in the sense that they employ frequencies produced by their acoustic notes together with sinusoidal sounds (sinewaves) emitted by oscillators.