Steve Beresford : prepared piano, toys, electronics
Valentina Magaletti : drums and percussion
Pierpaolo Martino : double bass
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
released September 19, 2020
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.