Zicla

01 Zicla_Siedl:Cao_Credit Michal Buksa
Zicla at Cultural Center Jazovia, Poland. Photo credit: Michal Buksa

New music for marxophone/zither and clarinet 

Zicla is a project by duo Cao Thanh Lan (VN) – Gregor Siedl (AT) with electro-acoustic compositions and structured improvisations for prepared marxophone/zither, clarinet and electronics.

Clarinet and zither are commonly known for folk music across the globe. Using these two instruments in a new syntax evokes a familiar and at the same time foreign environment.

The clarinet’s composed pitch and noise structures interweave with particular sounds from the extended zither creating an unusual imaginary space, introspective moods, abstract microtonal dialogues and intriguing sound textures.

 

Cao Thanh Lan_Zither2_Photo credit Michal Buksa
Photo credit: Michal Buksa

Zicla_Velak_Attila Izmir

Cao Thanh Lan_Zither_Photo credit Michal Buksa
Photo credit: Michal Buksa

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