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Steve Beresford : prepared piano, toys, electronics
Valentina Magaletti : drums and percussion
Pierpaolo Martino : double bass
01. Low Gulp
02. Studded Shirt
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.