This album arises from an exploration of my own musical language which merges a variety of influences from early counterpoint to contemporary jazz.
This album arises from an exploration of my own musical language which merges a variety of influences from early counterpoint to contemporary jazz. As a Classical musician, I sometimes feel trapped in a world of innumerable protocols and expectations, that is why when composing these songs, I tried to silence the critical inner voice which accepts only masterpieces and original ideas. Instead I sensed what was already there, ringing in my ears and tingling my belly.
I also explored the sensations and images surrounding the lyrics of my songs together with visual artist Kalliopi Ioumpa. She made wearable sculptures based on my compositions. These include: several plaster sculptures inspired by the song “Entre las uñas” (cover image, page 8 and 9); several mix media sculptures inspired by “Windmill song” (page 10 and 11); black flowers, which are a recurrent symbol in my music; and a mobile with hanging representations of the five songs with lyrics (page 2). There is a QR code in the CD cover which leads to a webpage with more information and pictures of this project.
Pedro Ivo Ferreira
|Muziekcentrum van de Omroep - Studio 1, Hilversum (NL)
June 17th, 2022
"Amazing, by the way, how good this non-obvious combination of wind instruments sounds,. The sound quality of this SACD is particularly good and those who want to spend 47 minutes of quiet time listening to improvised music have come to the right place."
Ruud Bergamin, Jazzflits
"Bravo for the refined interplay between all the instruments! With its gentle jazz influences, Kurkuma is an easily digestible and accessible album."
Bernadette Pollen, Blokfluitist
"Boundaries defying—is it experimental jazz, is it avant garde classical, or something altogether its own? I vote for the last. As with all of Brendon Heinst's TRPTK releases, it is beautifully recorded. Composer and singer Irene Sorozábal seems incapable of being restrained by our definitions of genre. She is a classical musician by training, but in her own compositions she consistently pushes the boundaries of jazz and classical to find a musical expression entirely her own."
Rush Paul, Positive Feedback