(confront core series / core 18)



Steve Beresford : prepared piano, toys, electronics

Valentina Magaletti : drums and percussion

Pierpaolo Martino : double bass

01. Low Gulp 

02. Studded Shirt        

03. Tuttodipunta        

04. Pink Quote             

05. A Clumsy Title        

06. Energetic Binge         

07. Cosmic Blunders         

08. Boyish Animation                 

09. Frequency Disasters             

10. A Mellow Booming              

11. The Delusion Metabolist    



Recorded by Syd Kemp at Wilton Way Studios, London, December 2018

Mixed by Mimmo Galizia at Waveahead Studios, Monopoli, December 2018/January 2019

Mastered by Tom Hall at Abbey Road Studios, London, Spring 2019

Design by Matthew Brandi

Produced by Mark Wastell

Low-frequency, high-impact events such as earthquakes and tsunamis are not preventable, three bodies in a room sonically engaging are even less so.
Beresford’s architectural narrative drives Magaletti and Martino’s rhythmic interventions into compelling short stories about dancing, dressing in rags, dreaming, swallowing, flight, famine, transformation, and dystopias/utopias.

Frequency Disasters are  pianist, improviser and composer Steve Beresford, percussionist Valentina Magaletti and bass player Pierpaolo Martino.
The trio offers a carnivalesque approach to improvisation, where high and low culture, drama and irony 'speak' to each other, constantly redefining themselves and where normative approaches to frequency and sound are necessarily escaped. Mixing free jazz, noise, avant-garde and library music, the trio creates an imaginary soundtrack to a narrative nourished by literary suggestions of authors such as P.G. Wodehouse, Jeanette Winterson and Italo Calvino.