Albert Cirera tenor, soprano and prepared sax
A handful of cherries / the sound tube
Evan Parker, still doubtful, questioned: “the saxophone can just as well be seen as a closed tube that can be opened in various ways as an open tube that can be closed in various ways”. Such dichotomy open/close is key to understand how different musicians play sax all around the world.
But the tube itself does nothing but what it’s asked to do. The player is responsible to communicate, the musician that plays and listens to it, the one that carries playfully his memories, dreams, ideas and intuitions; and this transfer is called music.
Albert Cirera in this album enlightens what Evan Parker used to say: the saxophone is a metal tube, with a mouthpiece and a wooden reed. Cirera reminds us that he has keys to modify his own sound and those keys can produce other sounds by themselves too. It is not clear if his tube is an open or a closed one, or somehow in between. ....... more