RESONANCE NIGHT is composer / pianist / producer Angelina Yershova's new album. The album creates an hybrid and resonant dimension originated by piano drones and shaped by the synthesis of the instrument. The strings' vibrations, the resonances, the mechanical noises of the pedals and the hammers are electronically processed, distorted and transformed until they turn into textures and unique drones radically different from their original sound and rich of rhythmical and dynamic evolutions.
The acoustic piano - through improvised and stylistically idiosyncratic performances by Angelina Yershova herself - expresses all the emotions and sensations of a mysterious journey within this sonic dimension. The album's leit motiv is the search of that elusive "nocturnal resonance" - aesthetical backbone of all the tracks despite their unique and unmistakable sonic fingerprint.
Resonance Night can be seen as a second chapter of the artistic adventure that began with Angelina Yershova's critically acclaimed previous album "Piano's Abyss", and it is a journey in the "resonant train" riding in the mystifying darkness of the night, where the quest for knowledge overcomes all fears and brings the listener into the light and at the beginning of a new journey of discovery.
The album is performed on stage alongside a percussion/drums set played live by Ivan Macera and visuals created in real-time by Simone Memè. The RESONANCE NIGHT project has been conceived as a live performance of voice, piano, live electronics, drum/percussions set and visual live of a total length of 55/60 minutes.
music composed, performed, recorded, produced,
mixed & masterd by Angelina Yershova
piano recorded at "Mancini Pianoforti"
artworks: Angelina Yershova
photo cover: Dani Macchi
label: Twin Paradox Records
catalog: TPR 004
released February 3, 2017
- CHAINDLK Webzine / Interview / USA
"In a relatively short span of time, the brilliant Kazhak composer, pianist and singer Angelina Yershova released two great albums, “Piano’s Abyss” and its ideal sequel “Resonance Night,” (both labeled by Twin Paradox) two sonic gems in which she developed her interesting and deeply introspective aesthetics.."
- SILENCE AND SOUND / Review / France
"Once again, Angelina Yershova proposes a complex work beyond forms, drawing on the legacy of schools to juxtapose them majestically in a succession of titles with timeless beauty, where beauty and intelligence rhyme with creativity. Magic.
- AMUSIO / Interview / Germany
"Die aus Kasachstan stammende Pianistin, Komponistin, Dirigentin und – auch – elektronische Musikerin Angelina Yershova veröffentlicht im Februar mit Resonance Night (Twin Paradox) ein Album, auf dem sie erneut eigentümliche Wege beschreitet, um dem Klavier ungeahnte Klänge abzuringen. Und um dabei akustische Atmosphären zu erschaffen, die sich der Koinzidenz von technischer Emphase, bildhafter Assoziation und gewagten Timbre verdanken. Im Gespräch erläutert die Wahlrömerin nicht zuletzt, wie es ihr gelingt, ihre immens neugierige Veranlagung auf finite Zielsetzungen zu kaprizieren."
- MUSIC MAP / Review / Italy
"Angelina Yershova conferma la sua straordinaria creatività e la sua sensibilità verso una sperimentazione mai esagerata o fine a sé stessa, confezionando un disco che diventa la naturale prosecuzione del percorso avviato con “Piano’s Abyss” e che promette risultati altrettanto brillanti."
- CHAINDLK Webzine / Review / USA
“The core of “Resonance Night” is an instrumental piano album, around which is built a very high-end electronica production full of sharp digital noises and sampled breathing. There’s a strong emphasis on melodic leads, often sparse rather than lyrical, some catchy, some improvised.”
- EXPRESS K Magazine / Interview / Kazakhstan
"Любителей экспериментальной музыки радует новость о выходе нового альбома «Resonance Night» казахстанско-итальянского композитора, пианиста, продюсера и специалиста по новейшим звуковым технологиям Ангелины Eршовой. Информация об этом представлена в ряде мировых СМИ и, без преувеличения, является предметом обсуждения среди ценителей определенного музыкального формата во многих странах."
A N G E L I N A Y E R S H O V A
Composer | Pianist
Angelina Yershova is a composer, pianist, producer, sound artist and improviser. Classically trained, she has developed her unique musical language, a deeply personal world that orbits freely through different music genres and does not conform to any stereotype or cliché.
Angelina has graduated at the Kazakh National Conservatory of Music Kurmangazy (Almaty), specialising in Piano Performance and Composition. Graduated with maximum score and honor at the K.Baiseitova Republican Musical College specialising in choral and symphony orchestra conducting. Has obtained a degree in Electronic Music at the Conservatory of S.Cecilia (Rome). She has participated to several international festivals: International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (Lisbon), Staten Island Waterfront Festival (New York), “Meta.Morf” (Norway), "EMUFest" (Italy), "Nuova Consonanza" (Italy), "Trans Art" (Kazakhstan), "Calcatronica" (Italy), "IlhomXX” (Uzbekistan), “Musica Verticale” (Rome), “OLE Festival” (Naples) , amongst others.
Her artistic versatility has made her in demand in the most varied music fields. As a soundtrack composer, she has won awards at the Fond Soros Film Festival (Kazakhstan) and at the Shaken’s Stars (Kazakhstan), and has composed for the Almaty theatre Scena Nuova. Italy's national TV channels RAI and Mediaset have made extensive use of her music. She has collaborated with composer/inventors Mario Bertoncini and Simone Pappalardo and with DJs/composers Electric Indigo Ken Karter, with rock band Belladonna as arranger and orchestra conductor. With Stefano Giovanardi (astronomer of Rome's Planetary), she has founded the Astroconcert project and she has staged: "Stellar Vibrations", "Cosmic Echoes", "Aurora Borealis", “Icy Rose 67P”, "Destination Infinity", "Voyager Cords".
Angelina has opened two different channels for her own musical output: "Blind Movie Records", centered on her music for film and theater, and “Twin Paradox Records”, based in Berlin and focused on her experimental electronic music. Angelina has released four albums through her label Twin Paradox Records: “Kàrmàn Vortex”, “Inquiet”, “Piano’s Abyss” and
I V A N M A C E R A
Percussionist | Drummer
Born in Rome in 1975, his artistic path is focused on a personal experimental approach to percussions. He works mainly on musical improvisation, perfect field for the necessary evolution of sound research. He also works with self-made musical instruments, studying timbres and resonances of different types of objects and materials, such as springs, engines, strings, stones. Lately he has been concentrating in particular on stones, being extremely influenced by the works of Pinuccio Sciola, sardinian sculptor.
He played in: Underdog USA Tour 2016, European Music Festival (Rome), International Festival of Poetry (Genoa), First May Concert in Piazza Maggiore (Bologna), Poiesis Festival (Monza), Atina Jazz Festival (Atina), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), The Bagigi Club, Teatro India (Rome), Macro Testaccio (Rome), Teatro Valle (Rome), Centro Santa Chiara (Trento), Auditorium of the Casa Cava (Matera), Basilica of San Giorgio al Velabro (Rome), Evangelical Lutheran Church in Santa Lucia del Gonfalone (Rome) and many more.
S I M O N E M E M E’
Video | Live visual art
Visual designer for over 15 years. As a video editor and motion designer, I have worked for both private clients and editing studios on the production of corporate and commercial videos (Mediaset, Rai, Mercedes, Peugeot, Endemol Italia, ISTAT, Sportnetwork etc).
Moreover I’m a visual artist and co-Founder of More*TV*v, a vj and video artists group, that works on audio/video performances, mapping and vjing during dj sets. More*TV*v has collaborated with electronic djs and music producers as well as with various live bands creating unique and original live performances. Thanks to the group’s passion for art films, animation and video avanguard we’ve created a new language with a strong empathy between the sound waves and the public.
As co-founder of Aye Aye – Interactive Experiences, specialized in the production of interactive videos for museums, exhibitions and private clients, I also worked on the design and the realization of interactive video contents. The experience gained during live performances and a well trained ear, define my excellent improvisation skills, which have led to numerous collaborations with theater companies.