Yair Elazar Glotman - 'Études
by Yair Elazar Glotman
Subtext Recordings presents Yair Elazar Glotman’s Études LP. Yair Elazar Glotman classically trained composer and contrabass player expands on his work with James Ginzburg on “Nimbes” with a record exploring the hidden resonances of the contrabass.
Yair Elazar Glotman’s Études disrupts the subconscious processes and muscle memory learned as a classical contrabass player to interrogate his instrument, drawing out hidden resonances, physical vibrations, and explorations of uncharted territory of the instrument’s acoustic dynamic range. Within the ten pieces presented here, each a solo performance, he looks to develop a black box scenario for composition. Creating a separation between action and outcome, he escapes learned restraint, abandons former training, and develops a method by which concentration and control are translated into a visceral interaction with the bass, uncovering hidden sounds and building an expansive and dynamic sonic palette for the contrabass, beyond the confines of classical virtuosity. Études was composed in Berlin, recorded at the legendary EMS studio in Stockholm.