Recorded and composed by Anna Zaradny
Mastered by Robert Piotrowicz
Thanks: Macio Moretti, Marek Raczkowski, Robert Piotrowicz, Daniel Brożek, Wojciech Mszyca
Design by MM
Artwork by Anna Zaradny
Drawings by Marek Raczkowski
"Mauve Cycles" by Anny Zaradny is a significant release. It is the first solo CD by the artist with already considerable output, including improvised music, composing for theatres, collaborations with visual artists and sound installations. Also, the involvement of women in the contemporary experimental music still seems to be perceived as unusual (hence the compilation releases such as "Women in Electronic Music" from 1977 or "Her Noise" exhibition from 2005) and in Poland it is a marginal phenomena.
What immediately captures attention in Anna's music is the diversity of colour and texture: noisy, harsh, prepared, digitally manipulated. The unusual thing is the almost baroque ornamentation. The production of the recording, emphasising the dynamics of sound, reveals the remarkable abundance of textural detail, especially at high volume. The rich arrangements make one think of orchestral momentum, which is not surprising in the context of Zaradny's classical music educati....... more