[ISEA2016] Artists Talk: Andrea Manzoni & Marcel Zaes – sjö : två

Artists Statement

This novel work of Andrea Manzoni and Marcel Zaes articulates an aesthetic position of minimalism and introspection in the seamless equilibrium between acoustic and electronic material. Sjö : två, consisting of eight tracks, is a journey through the common sonic cosmos of the two artists, capable of displaying the permeability between popular and contemporary classical music cultures and of going beyond present structures and genres.

01 PULSE 000 02:34
02 PATTERN 001 06:13
04 OSTINATO 005 06:15
05 ALTERNATION 004 08:46
06 PULSE 008 07:57
07 PARALLELS 006 03:54
08 PATTERN 003 10:02
Total playing time 55:07

Andrea Manzoni — Piano
Marcel Zaes — Electronics, Programming

Video: Andrea Manzoni + Marcel Zaes – sjö : två (Album Release)
See also ‘Andrea Manzoni & Marcel Zaes — sjö : två’ on the ISEA2016 Art Events page

  • Andrea Manzoni (Paris, FR) is a pianist with both a classical/jazz piano and a composition background who never is satisfied with current tendencies of piano playing and hence searches for his unique sound. sjo-music.com
  • Marcel Zaes (Zurich,CH) is a composer whose compositional method is always starting from the physical qualities of the sound itself. sjo-music.com

The participation of sjö : två at ISEA2016 is kindly supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong and the Swiss International Airlines