"It is profoundly moving and as compelling as anything you’ll find around at the moment." (The Wire / Brian Morton)
Following his widely-acclaimed record Leaper, Gosheven leaps again and continues the never ending quest he started, to share the hidden treasures of alternate tunings. Bivaq is a natural continuation of Leaper: it is still an utterly personal record that places vulnerability in the heart of the things while it shares end-of-the-world spirits and creates unusual atmospheres of parallel universes. It is an imaginary shelter where one can feel comfortable, far from the maelstrom of the outside world, and can take a rest, collect the intuitive and creative powers while gazing at the Earth.
Almost half of the tunes were triggered by the extensive work with a group of contemporary dancers-choreographers and later became the score of the group's still running performance "Deeper". Not surprisingly the music served as an essential part of this ungraspable visionary work.
released April 13, 2018
Featured tunings: Wendy Carlos super just tuning (#2, #3, #5, #7, #8), La Monte Young's The Well-Tuned Piano tuning (#1, #4, #11, #12), Michael Harrison's Revelation tuning (#9, #10), Ben Johnston's overtone tuning (#6)
Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Bálint Szabó
Mastered by Stephen Bishop
Special thanks to: Rebeka Rácz, Krisztián Kristóf, Gergely Ofner, Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Csaba Molnár, Zsófia Tamara Vadas, Imre Vass, UH Fest, Stephen Bishop