The Tubular West

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Pluto's Matches (999.38 kb)
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Tubular West (938.56 kb)
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Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2013

The Tubular West represents an unusual marriage of contemporary music and pop music. In it, Andreyev hollows out the usual narrative-sentimental content of popular song, leaving only the stylistic contours—and then fills it with abstract, non-linear lyrics, extremely unusual orchestrations and playing techniques, and the composer’s own distinctive singing voice. Shuttling wildly between highly contrasted ambiences, usually with no warning whatsoever, the disc is a showcase for Andreyev's highly innovative approach to instrumental sonority, as well as the talents of some of Europe's finest performers of contemporary music.

Samuel Andreyev’s music spans many genres, from chamber to orchestra as well as electroacoustic and vocal music. He was born in Kincardine, Ontario in 1981, but grew up in Toronto. Following his initial training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, he studied composition privately in Paris from 2003, then at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) from 2006-2011, where he obtained a masters degrees in composition (class of Frédéric Durieux) and a prix d’analyse supérieure (class of Claude Ledoux). From 2011-2012 he studied electroacoustics at IRCAM in Paris. He has also studied with figures such as Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Jarrell.

Samuel Andreyev is Professor of Musical Analysis at the Conservatoire de Cambrai (France). He is also frequently sought after as a guest lecturer, giving masterclasses in conservatories and universities throughout Europe. A laureat of the Concours Henri Dutilleux (2012), he was named a member of the Académie de France à Madrid, residing at the Casa de Velázquez from 2012–2013.

Samuel Andreyev has received commissions from Radio France, Esprit Orchestra, the Archipel festival (Geneva), Ensemble Proton Bern, HANATSU miroir (Strasbourg), and many others. His music is performed throughout the world by ensembles such the Orchestre National de Lorraine, New Music Edmonton, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Massy, Continuum (Toronto), Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, and many others. His work has been featured in numerous monographic concerts in Europe, as well as radio broadcasts. A new CD of his music, performed by Ensemble Proton Bern, will be produced by Radio France in May 2015. Samuel Andreyev’s music is published by Alphonse Leduc (Paris), Resolute Music (USA) and the Canadian Music Centre. Also a writer, he has published several volumes of poetry as well as numerous articles. His latest book, The Relativistic Empire, will be released in fall 2015 by Bookthug. He lives in Strasbourg.

1. Shoebox Shuffle A- 0:35

2. Pluto's Matches- 3:28

3. Songs Take Splitting 1- 1:43

4. Mind the Bend- 5:01

5. Shoebox Shuffle B- 0:30

6. The Tubular West- 2:52

7. Half-Dream- 3:40

8. Songs Take Splitting 2- 1:08

9. Over By the Mantle- 4:56

10. Shoebox Shuffle C- 0:38

11. Salesmen Without Pictures- 5:59

12. Winter in Århus- 2:47

13. Bendings- 3:55

14. Shoebox Shuffle D- 0:23

15. Onwards and Upwards- 5:53

16. Songs Take Splitting 3- 1:25

17. Rose Window- 5:31

18. Morning Flexion- 1:46

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