"This is a drone record. Piano sustain pedal depressed and released activates resonance in all strings. Microphone placed inside the piano records these as a moving aural landscape punctuated by giant footsteps of the pedal. 5 minutes deep in this world a burst of sound of one note ripping forwards and backwards cuts into pleasant reverie for a few seconds, than melancholy of vivisected piano returns and increases in intensity. Upon reaching it's conclusion, single note of the same piano replaces it. Through rhythmical permutations this note creates a drone inviting strings. Pedal adds a forward movement. At a given point whole body of sound shifts up a semitone, changes color, keeps increasing in complexity until final climax.
Real physical thing available here. Pressed from a glass master in a case handmade from pine veneers and canvass. Includes two woodcut prints. Price €15 (including shipping worldwide).
On this page you have a mp3 file of the whole record. Why would you want to buy it, if you can listen to it here for free? Maybe you'd like a higher sound quality of a CD. Maybe you'd like a physical object. You might like the handmade cover. perhaps you might enjoy supporting my efforts to create and release music and art. I'd love you to have a good quality copy, so here it is. If you would like the CD copy without a cover (CD, not a CDr) you can order it here for € 5 (including shipping)."
— Petr Vaštl/Aranos
Concerto No. 42 for Violin and HD.
Recording of a concert in Prague, Divadlo Archa, April 2010.
Images are mostly from Prague.
Audio available on a CD Archarcha.