ROSE, JON: The Hyperstring Project
Subtitle: The dynamic of rogue counterpoint. Jon, alone, with some of his interactive, midified, altered and invented instruments (eg the whipolin, a disembowelled cello, fitted with a variety of not exactly centred hurdy gurdy type wheels made of various materials). There's also civilian violin and midified bow without violin at all. And an automatic violin quartet for good measure. None of this tells you a lot. Hyperstring is a very intense and dense CD (we put some recovery time blank tracks in) and listening in sections is advised. Sometimes hard, it's an extraordinary document of a rare case in which processing and interactivity conspire with musical intelligence and virtuosity to evolve a genuine cyborgian artform. No shit.