Thursday 24 October 2019

Enough - Patrick O' Brien Collective (November 14th, 2019)

World premiere November 14th, 2019 - LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York, USA

Choreography by Patrick O'Brien

Featuring 'ILLICIT ACQUIREMENT' (a 20 minute new commissioned work) by Michel Banabila

A Trace of Inevitability - Yin Yue / Pa Ballet World Premieres (November 7th, 2019)

DRAGONFLY II (a 23 minute extended version)

Choreography by Yin Yue
Music by Michel Banabila

Peter Hollo: cello
Gareth Davis: bass clarinet
Oene van Geel viola & stroh violin
Gulli Gudmundsson: el.bass, double bass
Michel Banabila: midi instruments, sampling, electronics

Premiere November 7th, 2019, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, USA


Wednesday 2 October 2019

The Woods

This is a new collaboration: coming soon online to all portals, 'The Woods' (Sonicontinuum / 2019).
An 11 minute single by Alex Haas & Michel Banabila, featuring the amazing Bill Laswell.

The Woods is a single from the upcoming album Ruins by Alex Haas. Alex Haas (born 1963, NYC, USA,) label owner of Sonicontinuum, has been working with many renowned artists including U2, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton, Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny and Bill Laswell. His first collaboration with Dutch composer Michel Banabila started in April on Collector, a track from Banabila's album Uprooted (Tapu Records / 2019). They then decided to renew their collaboration on The Woods, and Alex invited his long time collaborator, Bill Laswell to join this recording. The Woods became an atmospheric organic blend of experimental ambient, 4th world exotica and lush electronics. Synths and treated guitars by Alex Haas are mixed with Banabila's electronically processed voices, keys and field recordings, together with deep bass sounds by Laswell. Mixed and produced by Alex Haas. mastered by Marlon Wolterink. The Orchard release date: November 22, 2019.

Alex Haas: synths & treated guitars.
Michel Banabila: voices, keys & field recording.
Bill Laswell: bass and pedals.

Photo and design: Alex Haas.
Mixed and produced by Alex Haas.
Composed by Alex Haas & Michel Banabila.
Mastering by Marlon Wolterink / White Noise Studio.

Catalog nr. AHS30917.
2019 © Sonicontinuum.