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Entering The New Era (432Hz) track list:
2)Phoebe At Work
3)Buona Notte Alyssa
7)Peace In The World
8)Journey Through The Realms
10)100 Years Jump
Alessia Obino - voice
Filippo Vignato - trombone
Marco Ponchiroli - piano and keyboard
Pietro Valente - drums and tibetan bowls
Paola Zannoni - cello (tracks #1, #4, #5, #7)
The group Quantum 4 has several peculiarities; the voice for example is used as an instrument, singing melodic lines without words. I made this choice because I wanted to write instrumental music that doesn’t dependent on lyrics. This gave me the freedom to develop music while hearing the sound of the human voice in my compositions. Another peculiarity is the absence of bass, normally present in this kind of line up. My goal was to evoke an ethereal and floating sound. The absence of bass also provided an incentive to search for alternatives, calling into question the role of instruments. This choice helped me find freshness and originality.
One last important sound contribution was achieved by the use of tibetan bowls. I assembled the bowls to create a 5 note scale so as to have a melodic instrument with a fascinating, embracing sound which I used for comping, thematic and solo parts.
432 hertz RECORDING
This recording has a feature that makes it one of a kind: the instruments are tuned with A at 432 Hz instead of 440 Hz. Recent studies show that tuning at 432 Hz is more in harmony with human body vibrations. One can find many sources and a lot of skepticism on the internet relating to this issue, there are also several books on the topic. Honestly, I'm not totally convinced about the scientific proof I found. Be that as it may, I still chose to record this album using the 432 Hz tuning albeit with added complications. I followed my instinct because music with this tuning is clearly more pleasant and captivating to me.
I also hope this work will encourage a serious study about the matter which I believe it's very important for the future of music.
In order to benefit from the broad range of 432 Hz tuned frequencies as well as the presence of stereo effects I recommend listening to this music on a good stereo or with headphones. Enjoy!
released 11 January 2014
Every tune is written and arranged by Pietro Valente.
Recorded at Cat Sound Studio in Badia Polesine (RO) Italy on June 30th and July 1st.
Mix and mastering by Max Trisotto.
The album cover is a painting of the Canadian artist Mario Duguay.
The album back cover is a photo of Michele Paciulli.
A warm thanks to Phoebe and Alyssa for inspiration, without them this music wouldn't exist.
Very special thanks to Luciano Favaretto and Chester English School for the support.
Thanks to: Marco, Alessia, Filippo and Paola for the music.
My parents Paola and Cesare to be always available for help,
Mario Marcassa for the recording, Jimmy Weinstein for the english translation.
Thanks to everybody who helped, supported and believed in this project.