VA – 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit (2015) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD256/11.20MHz]

Various Artists – 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit (2015)
DSF Stereo DSD256, 1 bit/11,2 MHz | Time – 39:07 minutes | 6,2 GB | Genre: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Demo
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover | © Native DSD Music | Just Listen
Recorded in DSD 256fs, March 4th and 5th 2015 at The Dutch Music Center for Broadcast (MCO) Studio 2 in Hilversum

‘Recording in DSD’ is not a term musicians are generally familiar with. As a matter of fact, none of the musicians we asked to participate had the slightest idea what it was at first! Surprisingly, without exception, all immediately said yes and were very keen to learn about it. Especially on the recording days, March 4th and 5th 2015, they soon learned what it’s like to record acoustically in DSD: “Hey you, cellist, a little closer to the mics please” and “Could the saxophone player take two steps back and one to the right?”. With the microphones spread around above their heads and the prospect of no post recording mixing at all, the sound balancing had to be made right there and then at the recording session.
Once the musicians and engineers were happy with the balance, the recording began. Not only audio, but also visual! Jonas Sacks filmed each take of each ensemble, dancing fluidly around the musicians. This way, when the best take was chosen, we would always have a ‘1 take’ video to go with the ‘1 take’ DSD audio!
Seeing the expression on the faces of the musicians when they listened to themselves in DSD for the first time in the studio proved that Native DSD had organized something quite special. Most of them immediately shouted out in excitement: “We are playing right here in this room for ourselves to listen to!” A few others closed their eyes, made no sound and sat totally still apart from the occasional jaw drop.
Well, that brings us to the point of why we did this. We are spreading the message of what the incredible DSD recording technique can deliver. At the same time, we are enriching the libraries of music fans with the music of some of the most promising Dutch musicians who would otherwise not have been recorded in DSD.
We intent to flabbergast the musicians as well as our Native DSD customers by facilitating a one-off chance to record – and listen to them – in DSD. And who knows, perhaps the next step will be to record a complete album with the most popular ensemble? Or we can go to other places and do the same? One thing is for sure: Native DSD will keep exploring the ‘beyond’ part of our “DSD and Beyond” mission!
We hope you will enjoy the repertoire, interpretations & audio quality of “8 Ensembles in 1 Bit” as an attempt of a holy musical trinity provided by the musicians, recording technique and your playback equipment. –The Native DSD Team

Tracklist:

TRACK 1
Odd Pearls
Diederik Rijpstra – trompet, Judith Steenbrink – violin, Tineke Steenbrink – orgel
“Empty Space, Sans Parole” – Diederik Rijpstra
03:11

TRACK 2
Kobra Ensemble
Lea Klarenbeek, Sterre Konijn, Saskia Voorbach, Pitou Nicolaes, Lonneke Kegels, Ingrid Doude van Troostwijk
“Summer Rain” – Anna Ternheim
03:17

TRACK 3
Breno Viricimo Group
Federico Nathan – Violin, Bruno van der Haegen – Tenor
Saxophone and Bass Clarinet, Daniel de Moraes – Acoustic Guitar,
Udo Demandt – Drums, Virícimo – Double Bass
“Samba de Rei” – Pingarilho e Vasconcellos
03:26

TRACK 4
New Amsterdam Voices
June Fermie, Vera Buijink, Marieke Smit, Minka Bodemann, Hebe
Vrijhof, Pepijn van der Sande, Willem de Beer
“Short People” – words & music by Randy Newman (arranged by Maartje Meijer)
02:49

TRACK 5
Thomas & Eva
Eva Scholten – voice, Thomas Baggerman – guitar
“Early Autumn” – Ralph Burns and Woody Herman with lyres by Johnny Mercer
02:47

TRACK 6
De Gebroeders Harteveld & Fretz
Marcel Harteveld, Johan Fretz, David Middelhoff – guitar
“Barcelona” – Music by Marcel Harteveld, Words by Johan Fretz
03:12

TRACK 7
Merel Vercammen & Ketevan Roinishvili
Merel Vercammen – violin & Ketevan Roinishvili – cello
“Sonata for violin and cello, Allegro” – Maurice Ravel
04:55

TRACK 8
Kobra Ensemble
Lea Klarenbeek, Sterre Konijn, Saskia Voorbach, Pitou Nicolaes, Lonneke Kegels, Ingrid Doude van Troostwijk
“Emoni Ennen” – Värttinä
02:43

TRACK 9
New Amsterdam Voices
June Fermie, Vera Buijink, Marieke Smit, Minka Bodemann, Hebe
Vrijhof, Pepijn van der Sande, Willem de Beer
“Old Man River” – words & music by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II,
based on the arrangement performed by The Beach Boys (arranged by Maartje Meijer)
02:59

TRACK 10
Merel Vercammen & Ketevan Roinishvili
Merel Vercammen – violin & Ketevan Roinishvili – cello
“Sonata for violin and cello, Très vif ” – Maurice Ravel
03:29

TRACK 11
Breno Viricimo Group
Federico Nathan–Violin
Bruno van der Haegen – Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet,
Daniel de Moraes – Acoustic Guitar, Udo Demandt – Drums, Breno
Viricimo – Double Bass
“Quinteto Para Instrumentos de Sopro I. Allegro” – Mário Tavares
03:33

TRACK 12
The Pipays
Floor van der Holst – voice, David Jay Murray – double bass
“Jellyfish” – Floor van der Holst
02:46
Personnel:
Breno Virícimo Group
Thomas & Eva
The Pipays
Kobra Ensemble
Merel Vercammen & Ketevan Roinishvili
De Gebroeders Harteveld & Fretz
New Amsterdam Voices
Odd Pearls

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