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2012
Alexander Sigman

ensemble ascolta
Ensemble Surplus
les percussions de strasbourg
Daniel Gloger
Francois Rivalland
Nominal / Noumenal

xy xy I II III
entartete musik 2
En[M]paS(s[e]ant)
the shining pillar of anti-beauty (int-0)
mi(e)S(e)-En-abîMe ii
l’écume des jours (int-1)
detritus I

Uniting three of the world's foremost contemporary music ensembles and seven edgy, engaging, and interconnected works, Nominal/Noumenal is Sigman's first portrait recording.

Drawing upon sources of inspiration as diverse as Lautréamont's proto-surrealist prose-poem Les Chants de Maldoror, British typographer and iconoclast Eric Gill's An Essay on Typography, neural networks, and industrial wastelands, Nominal/Noumenal captivates the listener as it travels through raw, rarefied, intimate, explosive, grainy, and sculptural sonic territories.

Nominal/Noumenal was recorded at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and Abbaye de Royaumont (France), produced at the ZKM (Karlsruhe), and mastered at Flexatone HFP (New York).



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xy xy I II III


entartete musik 2


En[M]paS(s[e]ant)


the shining pillar of anti-beauty (int-0)


mi(e)S(e)-En-abîMe ii


l’écume des jours (int-1)


detritus I