new album to be released by Parma recordings
Whim Ensemble ‘trees’ is presented in the trio configuration consisting of Ofer Pelz (prepared piano), Preston Beebe (drums/ percussion), and Stéphane Diamantakiou (bass). They explore metaphorically the ideas behind Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s abstraction/ creation process that he developed during his artistic career. Mondrian demonstrated his process of distilling the essence of beauty from naturally harmonious forms by repeatedly painting the same tree while reducing its visual components each time. By doing so he was able to discover the meaning behind the structure of the tree. Through this process, Whim Ensemble creates abstractions of complex musical structures and gestures by inventing new ways to interface with their instruments.
The album will be available mid-2022