Music for Black Sine Wave
About the Project
On July 2023, Ehsan Saboohi, Composer and the Post-Orientalism music theorist published his theory revolving the significance of the bass line in the methodology of Post-Orientalism music with his twenty four bass compositions for a sine wave on Noise à Noise, which was an unprocessed set of sounds.
Saboohi invited his colleagues from across the disciplines of art (Music, Painting, Cinema and Literature) through open-calls and friendly invitations for freely developing pieces with his bass lines.
About the album
This duo has a tendency to play Jazz music with a deep insight into improvisation as a music sub-genre. In their new album they have avoided the use of electronic sound unlike their previous works. Instruments that we can listen to throughout their albums In this album, Claude and Ola have employed the piano, acoustic drums, cello and the human voice in their orchestration. The sound from modular synthesizers have aided their creativity and the process of idea development in some of the pieces. The understanding and perception of the duo from form and structure of each of the sound blocks have contributed into the formation of a delicate and esoteric dialogue between the sound of sine waves of the bass lines with other parts of the sounds.
This album is produced by the duo and based on another set of sounds by Ehsan Saboohi and Post-Orientalism music ‘Music for Black Sine Wave’. Which is a 24-piece solo-bass album, composed with a microtonal approach by Saboohi.
On Play the Black Sine Project, Claude & Ola respond to twenty-four sine wave bass lines from composer Ehsan Saboohi, veering well into free jazz improvisational territory. Largely eschewing the electronics which have long permeated much of their output, these works are rendered primarily with piano, acoustic drums, cello, and voice, with a cameo modular synthesizer appearance.