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Will Dutta – ‘Suprachiasmatic Gamma’ (Amateur Best remix)
Will Dutta and Amateur Best (formerly Primary 1) are pleased to share this gorgeous remix of Dutta’s track ‘Suprachiasmatic Gamma’ off his debut album ‘Parergon'.
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A prolific, protean atom, forever darting between the most interesting places in the contemporary music universe, pianist Will Dutta may not yet be out of his twenties, but he can already boast a bulging résumé embracing everything from Russian conservatoire residences to stellar electronic DJ collaborations and fearlessly innovative, yet always accessible performance and record productions. His name should already be as familiar to readers of The Wire as it is to denizens of the classical concert hall circuit.
Dutta was quick to seize the contemporary music cudgel - “It was basically the Warp back-catalogue smattered with Detroit techno and German trance as well as [minimal techno pioneers] The Black Dog; although I didn’t make the connection about who they were until I starting working with Plaid [aka Ed Handley and Andy Turner, previously two-thirds of The Black Dog].”
The collaboration with feted Warp doyens Plaid is typical of the course Dutta has charted over the last five years, joining the dots between modern classical keyboard composition and dance/electronica’s vivacious outer margins courtesy of his own company, the aptly named Chimera Productions. As Chimera’s ‘Creative Producer’, Dutta has curated an impressive range of performances, recording projects and events, not least Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra feat. DJ Yoda & Heritage Orchestra, which was performed at the 2011 Proms series and has toured extensively. A recording of the piece, for which Dutta was executive producer, landed an Independent Music Award gong. A critical wow, the Guardian’s approbation was typical: “The stark, uncompromising integrity of the piece was certainly a refreshing antidote to the patronizing blandness of so many classical ‘fusion’ projects…”
Dutta’s debut album, 'Parergon', is due to be released by Just Music 28th May 2012. Named after a term coined by philosopher Emmanuel Kant (meaning ‘that which is outside the work’) and worried over by French postmodernist Jacques Derrida in his text, The Truth In Painting, it finds Dutta in blissful synergy with a Steinway & Sons Model D piano, his by turns liquid and dextrously angular playing the centre of a shifting, shimmering electronic soundscape provided by collaborators, composers Max de Wardener, John Matthias and Neil Grant along with the aforementioned Plaid duo.
Beautiful, playful and at times dissonant, 'Parergon' is also unashamedly cerebral: a trio of wonderfully translucent, pulsing tracks named ‘Suprachiasmatic’ (‘Alpha’, ‘Beta’ and ‘Gamma’) were created using spiking neuronal compositional technology developed by John Mathias (the suprachiasmatic nucleus being an area of the brain responsible for the body clock) and ought to appeal to fans of Autechre and Brian Eno’s ambient works. In contrast, the closing Avril 14th is an all-too brief, stately piano solo whose intimate mellifluousness rivals anything by current ‘post-classical’ keyboard darlings Nils Frahm, Hauschka or Olafur Arnalds.
'Parergon' is out 28th May 2012 through Just Music.