WILL DUTTA - PARERGON - MAY 14TH 2012
Through his multiple roles as Concert Pianist, Collaborator and Creative Producer of Chimera Productions, Will Dutta's ongoing interest in connecting the dots between modern dance music and contemporary and experimental art music has led to performances at Village Underground, Tate Modern and Ether 10 at the Southbank Centre and collaborations with the likes of Warp-veterans Plaid, sonic artist John Matthias and composer Max de Wardener.
His debut album for Just Music, 'Parergon', features exceptional recordings of these hyper-colourful and exciting collaborations alongside his own stunning performances of minimalist compositions all beautifully recorded on a Steinway Model D in the deepest Sussex countryside, to create a journey through an emerging non-classical aesthetic.
“A parergon comes against, beside, and in addition to the ergon, the work done, the fact, the work, but it does not fall to one side, it touches and cooperates within the operation, from a certain outside. Neither simply outside nor simply inside.” Jaques Derrida
'Distance' and 'Overcolour' are collaborations with Warp veterans Plaid, electronic music duo Andy Turner and Ed Handley, who aside from their own material often collaborate and remix for the likes of Bjork, Goldfrapp and Mara Carlyle, as well as composing and performing film scores, including Michael Arias's multi-award winning anime film, 'Tekkon Kinkreet' and 'Heaven's Door'.
Other featured collaborations on Parergon include tracks with Neil Grant and award winning musician, John Matthias (PRS for Music Foundation New Music Award and the Pris Ars Electronica in 2009 for his sonic installation The Fragmented Orchestra), who has released albums on the Accidental label, Ninja Tune and Nonclassical and has worked with artists including Radiohead, Matthew Herbert and Coldcut. The trio of 'Suprachiasmatic' pieces use spiking Neuronal Music technology and refer to the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus which is responsible for controlling out body clocks.
The Album is released on May 14th, a pre-order will be available soon via the Just Music Store