Mikhail Chekalin Mahavox Symphony 2
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Audio CD, June 12, 2015
"Arguably he is the most influential modern composer of the last 35 years in the former USSR, now Russia. His work was experimental; in fact his
creative intent was specifically to break new ground
stylistically. He worked outside the boundaries of
established culture, while at the same time
breaching its borders when possible...
Over the span of his career Chekalin has produced
some 40+ works that range the sonic spectrum for
Post Pop, to free-jazz, electronic, avant-garde and
Post Symphonic." ( Progression, Issue 51, USA)
Mikhail Chekalin composed and performed the music on this record for the first time on an exclusive model of a new experimental MAHAVOX synthesizer (an original Russian original patent).
This original prototype synthesizer is configured so that it does not have a traditional keyboard comprised of black and white keys. Instead, the keys are replaced by slender strips of aluminum, which act as a triggering mechanism making a nontemporal connection when touched by warm human fingertips.
The sound produced is quite different from the traditional musical scale. The new MAHAVOX instrument produces a unique and unconventional combination of scales within a highly diverse frequency range.
His new composition, MAHAVOX Symphony, takes Chekalin’s Post-Symphonic Music style into a new realm of Futuristic 21st Century electronic sound. It is a remarkable recording and testament to the visionary creative spirit Chekalin’s music has embodied since he began recording decades ago.
All music was composed, performed and recorded live in real time by Mikhail Chekalin. No sequencer or digital technology was used.
…Chekalin's Music is like Shostakovich, for the Electronica Generation!
Notes by A. Patterson
All musical was performed and recorded Live real time
without the use of digital sequencer and other similar technology.
All music is composed, performed, recorded and produced by Mikhail Chekalin
Booklet Artwork features an original Oil Painting by Mikhail Chekalin
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