Following up on his Balkan-Jazz Folk-Opera Rousilvo (2018), Macedonian composer/multi-instrumentalist Dine Doneff presents IN/OUT as the second release on the neRED music label in cooperation with ECM Records. The 21-minute long album has been referred to as “A Soundscape Theater for Double Bass and Tapes” and was recorded live on July 1, 2016 in Domagk Ateliers, Munich as a part of the vernissage for: In Searching of a Common Ground #2, an exhibition of eleven contemporary Macedonian artists.
As a play in one act, IN/OUT is a dialogue between a soloist and a soundscape of pre-recorded compositions and field recordings made in several European cities, which runs through the performance. The question of what is IN and what OUT creates a dialectical conversation between the actor/improviser and the composer/thinker. Common ground, Division within, Contradiction, Homecoming, Unbelonging, Disquiet and Exile arise in succession as subjects upon which an intensive dialogue takes place.
released February 9, 2019
Composed & performed live* by Dine Doneff
July 1, 2016, Domagk Ateliers, Munich
Piano, Fender Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums, Waterphone, Bendir, Bells, Flutes, Spinetto, Keyboards & Mouth Harmonica
played by Dine Doneff
Vocal quartet in Disquiet:
Lada Kandarjieva soprano Elena Ginina soprano
Elitsa Dankova mezzo & Irina Gotcheva alto
(a’) Tram + melodica played by a blind street musician in Lisbon
(b’) Battery-operated toys on an open market in Istanbul
(c') Crows in the center of Timisoara
(d') Spineto played by D.Doneff on the backstage of a theater in Krakow
(e') People talking in an escalator at the National Theater of Timisoara
(f') Announcement at the airport of Zurich
*As a part of the vernissage for: In Search of a Common Ground #2
a group exhibition by eleven contemporary Macedonian artists.
**Recorded by Dine Doneff
Cover artwork by Fotini Potamia
Recorded & mixed by Pande Noushin
Mastered by Tome Rapovina
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