Light Pieces

by Eric Maltz

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Composer Eric Maltz, through his investigation into the relationship between sound and light, has composed a suite of 6 pieces for two pianos, Light Pieces. Using these pieces as sound sources, he then created the The Seed Of Time, which was performed live with the art collective Elephants & Volcanos in Altamura, Italy as part of The Seed of Time Installation. He then went one step further and created a ‘remix’ again using only sounds from the original six Light Pieces as his raw materials.

Each of the six Light Pieces is based on a specific color, and uses only notes that have corresponding wavelengths. The pieces themselves are absorbing, exact, and oddly beautiful, with a focus on extended technique, rhythmic variation, and silence. The Seed of Time was then created by using only the recordings of the six Light Pieces as it’s raw material. Through sampling and synthesis techniques, the piano recordings were transformed into The Seed of Time. The result is a unique and singular sonic environment. The Seed of Time (More Orecchiette Mix) continues to reference both the source material of Light Pieces, as well as manipulating and condensing portions from The Seed Of Time. It has a sense of playfulness and a beat that speaks to Eric Maltz’s NYC roots.

With this release Eric Maltz shares his entire compositional process, his investigative journey into the relationship between sound and light. The album is a step by step journey. This technique of involution and self-reference is one he will continue to use for future compositions.

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released March 30, 2016

Composition and Performance on all songs by Eric Maltz
Recorded and Mixed by Eric Maltz in Lima, Peru & Altamura, Italy
Voices on tracks 7 and 8 are Mónica Kisic and Clovis Wieske
Mastered by Nathan James at The Vault Mastering in Phoenix, Arizona Photographs by Michael Sieber
Graphic Design and Layout by Clovis Wieske
Album Leaf Cover Photo by Michael Sieber

For more music please visit www.ericmaltz.com

Information on the artist collective Elephants & Volcanos visit www.elephantsandvolcanos.com

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Eric Maltz Berlin, Germany

Eric Maltz is an upcoming producer from New York City and now based in Berlin. After debuting live at the Berlin Atonal festival, Eric is steadily releasing 12”s on his own live electronics focused imprint, Flower Myth.

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