Maya Fridman

The Power of Indifference

After performing works by the greatest contemporary composers of the 20th and 21st century, Maya Fridman will release another kind of debut, an album featuring her own music. Dark, ambient-like dissonant drones, angelic voices, acoustic and electric cello; The Power of Indifference is a truly unique album by a truly unique artist.

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About the album

After performing works by the greatest contemporary composers of the 20th and 21st century, Maya Fridman will release another kind of debut, an album featuring her own music. Dark, ambient-like dissonant drones, angelic voices, acoustic and electric cello; The Power of Indifference is a truly unique album by a truly unique artist. The album also marks the first release on the newly-founded TRPTK X label, a sublabel of TRPTK where complete and utter freedom in production methods and techniques are combined with extraordinary musicianship.

This CD was produced with the support of the Anner Bijlsma Award and the Cello Biennale Amsterdam. Using the prize money from the 2018 Anner Bijlsma Award, cello phenomenon Giovanni Sollima set up an intensive development program for four young international cellists – Ayşe Deniz Birdal (Turkey), Maya Fridman (Russia), Abel Selaocoe (South Africa) and Chiara Trentin (Italy). They all were looking to become far more than just soloists playing the standard repertoire. Sollima went with them in search of their musical identity. Who did they want to become in the world of music? What did they want to create? What did they want to convey to their audiences? This cd is the result of the journey MAYA/AYSE/CHIARA made during this project.

Tracklist click to play/pause

  • Maya Fridman

    I Think About Fate

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  • Maya Fridman

    Day That Never Ends

    3:55 Play button Pause button 3:55
  • Maya Fridman

    Mayim

    2:47 Play button Pause button 2:47
  • Maya Fridman

    Balance Scales

    4:41 Play button Pause button 4:41
  • Maya Fridman

    Fury

    3:25 Play button Pause button 3:25
  • Maya Fridman

    Snake

    4:27 Play button Pause button 4:27
  • Maya Fridman

    Once For Me There Was No More Place

    3:24 Play button Pause button 3:24
  • Maya Fridman

    The Power of Indifference

    6:35 Play button Pause button 6:35

More information

Label TRPTK X
Genre(s) Electronic
Pop / Rock
Artist(s) Maya Fridman
Composer(s) Fridman, Maya
Recording location(s) Muziekcentrum van de Omroep - Studio 7, Hilversum (NL)
Recording date(s) May — October 2022
Cat. No.

TTX 0001

Release date

March 17th, 2023

Additional links

Download Booklet(PDF)

Tech specs

Microphones

Josephson C617 w/ Gefell MK221 capsules
Ehrlund EHR-M
Singular Audio f-48

Microphone preamps

Millennia HV-3D-8
Grace Design m801mk2

AD/DA conversion

Merging Technologies Hapi
Merging Technologies Anubis
Grimm Audio CC2

Recording resolution

PCM 352.8kHz 32bit

Mastering resolution

PCM 352.8kHz 64bit

Monitoring (recording)

KEF LS50
Audeze LCD-X

Monitoring (mastering)

KEF Blade Two
KEF LS50 Meta
Hegel H30
Hegel C55

Cabling

Furutech custom microphone cables
Furutech custom interlinks
Furutech custom power cables
Furutech custom loudspeaker cables
Grimm Audio TPR8 breakout cables
Purecable Prime DIG75 word clock cable

"Maya has integrated her cello and voice, multiple additional cellists, chorus, percussion, ambient sounds and manipulation of acoustic sounds (including voices) to create a unique listening experience that is both strange and strangely compelling—beguiling, if you will. [...] Kudos to Maya for her bravery and vision in creating this album. Congratulations to all involved for this excellent result. I recommend the album to all who are willing to undertake some challenging musical exploration."

Rush Paul, Positive Feedback

"Throughout The Power Of Indifference we hear the influences from TRPTK’s previous offerings. Middle Eastern melodic undertones, amazing cello playing, sense of drama, but all delivered in an arguably more accessible package. There is also heavier use of electric instruments and electronic effects, but it is not overdone to the point of irritating. [...] An unquestionable 5 star effort. Highly recommended to download in the highest resolution your equipment can resolve."

Johan Coorg

"Fridman combines an earthy, passionate stroke with an angelic high-pitched voice. [... She] brings this dare to a breathtaking end, a tightrope walker on a lonely high. Once she has reached the other side, there is little choice but to put the album back on, and marvel at her spellbinding highs."

René van Peer, Gonzo (Circus)

"Maya Fridman’s debut of original music unapologetically rips a hole in the spacetime continuum and aims for your heart and soul not shying away from drama and grand emotions. Many themes and hooks sound familiar but emerge reforged from a crucible powered by unbridled passion and exceptional mastery of the cello."

Listener

"What a haunting and brilliant recording! Maya is an amazing composer and performer, with a unique presence. If you can take the power of her work here, then she will repay repeated listening sessions."

David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback

Further reading

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