Music and video composed and produced by Paul de Jong.
Todd Reynolds, violin / Paul de Jong, cello.
Released on Todd Reynolds' Double CD 'Outerborough' - Innova 741. (2011)
Available through Amazon, iTunes, and Innova.
Paul de Jong has played cello from age 5 and took a razorblade to his first audiocassette at age 9. He has been collecting, chopping up, recombining and collaging outdated media ever since. Making what he makes can sometimes be as easy as turning a single found object on its head, but more often it requires a million mouse clicks. During the past ten years his vast sample library of sound, still, and moving image has been the central compositional tool for his band the Books, of which he is one half. Their frequent concert tours seem to be uniquely designed to explore the dustiest corners of the world’s thrift, book, and record stores: lairs of untold treasures. Paul likes to compose music for his friends and colleagues, and has of late written pieces for cellist Zach Miskin and violinist Todd Reynolds. He lives with his wife Carin and daughter Vera in New Lebanon, New York. His sample library is named Spermfarm.
Todd Reynolds is one of the founding fathers of the hybrid musician movement. Creating acoustic-electronica in real-time with only his 17th-century violin and a 21st-century laptop onstage, his sound mixes borrowed and home-brewed, avant and pop, jazz and classical. His evolution is marked by long-time associations with Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and ETHEL, the string quartet he co-founded in 1999.
Reynolds' first solo album, ‘Outerborough’, is a 2CD set that reveals him as both a composer and as one of the most sought-after interpreters of contemporary music.
Disc One (InSide) features seven of Reynolds’ own works, many of which use looping and layering techniques over which his violin lines soar effortlessly or create deliciously expanding densities.
Disc Two (OutSide) contains premieres of music written for the occasion by David Lang, David T. Little, Ken Thomson, Michael Gordon, Paula Matthusen, Phil Kline, Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong.
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