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by Daniel Corral

Polytope is aural vortex of electronic minimalism and alternate tuning that has been hailed as "gamelan from Pluto," and "an extraordinary piece of musical and visual art… that is both accessible and compelling."
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. Red Swells
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2. Square
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3. Red Pulses
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4. Circles
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5. Orange Swells
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6. Arrows
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7. Orange Pulses
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8. Purple Swells
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9. Yellow Pulses
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10. Square 2
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11. Blue Pulses and Green Swells
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12. Green Line
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13. Red Line
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14. Coda
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15. White Swells
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Album Notes
Polytope's 15 tracks recall classic experimental electronic albums like Terry Riley’s "Shri Camel," Aphex Twin’s "Selected Ambient Works Volume II," Laurie Spiegel’s "The Expanding Universe," or Eliane Radigue’s "Trilogie de la Mort." Sequenza 21 praised Polytope as “an extraordinary piece of musical and visual art… that is both accessible and compelling,” SF Gate hailed it as “a mesmerizing visual and musical spectacle,” and The Stranger described it as “gamelan from Pluto—or maybe ’70s Philip Glass as interpreted by Harry Partch on his Cloud-Chamber Bowls.”

In live performance, Polytope is a multimedia blend of a string quartet, Kraftwerk, James Turrell, and an Indonesian dhalang (master shadow puppeteer). Performed entirely in darkness by a quartet of musicians, it’s a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes of fingers over colorful glowing diamonds, captured on live feed video and projected large and bright as an evolving visual score.

Born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska, Daniel Corral's work defies classification at every turn. His unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, handmade music boxes, post-punk opera, electronic collages, puppetry, site-specific installations, chamber music, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. His work has been presented around the world, and he is on the composition faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.

Corral’s most recent album Refractions was listed in numerous “Best of 2017” lists, including Bandcamp Daily’s “Best of Contemporary Classical Albums of 2017.” Corral’s piece Circle Limit III, for electric guitar octet, was described by LA Times’ Mark Swed as “a stunning wall of sound as aural complement to Gehry’s steel.”



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