Optophono is proud to announce a physical limited-edition album in the form of an HD audio interface allowing listeners to interactively mix between a purely acoustic and live-electronic versions of String Quartet (2016) by artist/composer Spencer Topel. String Quartet is performed by the acclaimed US-based FLUX Quartet and recorded and mastered by Jacobs-Well Mastering Studio. The composition is divided into three movements, each exploring canonical live-electronic techniques for acoustic string instruments. Conceived as an expression of two parallel sonic universes, the listener is encouraged to navigate and mix these musical spaces in real-time. The effect is one of rich counterpoint, where the line between real/electronic and performer/listener is reimagined.
Please look out for this very special edition in Summer 2019!