by Derek Piotr

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Colossus 03:04
Islets 03:28
Nineweek 03:23
Glass Broadcast (free) 03:06
Insects 02:01
Guides 03:12
Marsz Żal 00:53
Deliver 04:15
Sixmonth 03:29
Radimantra 03:25
Marsz Ducha 01:34
Vehicle 06:27


Airing: air. ring. radio waves and bells

for this project, I wanted to pay homage to the first composers of electroacoustic music and their experiments—
finding out where classical instruments and electronics could intersect. the sonic emphasis here is placed on the bell, so I played cymbals, crotales and bells of all kinds, also violin, wineglasses, toy piano and zither, and created choirs of my own voice
(celebrating conventional musicality)

I imagine this record transmitted as a radio broadcast at midnight, perhaps from the shores of a remote island...

"more abstract than the compositions of Steve Reich…a restless intelligence"
– PopMatters

"the more textured and atonal side of things, but the 'noise' his tracks are comprised of never comes off as harsh or unlistenable"
– The Needle Drop

"accessibly abstract...Piotr's control of rhythm is magic"
– InYourSpeakers

"the album duly unfolds and genuinely engrosses"
– Igloo Magazine

"a masterpiece in electroacoustic craftsmanship…surprisingly stunning"
– Critical Masses


released May 15, 2012

all tracks composed, produced & performed by derek piotr.
radio samples on tracks 1, 2, 13, & 14 courtesy of dendrite.

additional vocals: jhom on track 2, lisa ackerly on track 4, carahanni on track 10. additional samples: troy church, nils elde, andrew jordan.

mastered by julien bayle. photography by meire todão.


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Derek Piotr

Derek Piotr is a folklorist, researcher and performer whose work focuses primarily on the human voice.

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