Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui & Magda Mayas – Teeming (2010, Olof Bright)

Posted in girls, music by okkame on December 21, 2010

Magda Mayas (piano) & Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui (sax)



I have been sweeping over each and every carpet laid on the internet in order to hit pay dirt that is Magda Mayas’ solo album “Heartland” without success and this is the closest I could get. A haptic bacchanalia brought about by the voracious sound of macroscopic occurrences transmitting from the juction of a bustling  glassworkshop and an ornithological zoo in the dead of night.



“The Lebanese saxophone player Christina Sehnaoui inhabits the inherent blank spot of contemporary music (which still remains to be defined through differential categories of institutional versus non-institutional levels), since their respective background – Mayas having obtained a certain level of institutional education and Sehnaoui being a autodidact – evades the aforementioned distinction. The improvisatory gap thus inhabited by the duet gives rise to a contemporary milieu of today’s creative work in the arena of creative music(s), which uses subtle eavesdropping and attentive gestures in order to subject personal experience to the sound, thus guiding the sound articulation into an exploratory harmony of expanded playing techniques. The latter subsequently meld together with different aesthetics and blurred traditions, openly flirting with the inheritance of prepared piano in the contemporary classical music of the former century, on the one hand, and electronic music, on the other. The duet fluidly brings together intensity and inventiveness, sharpness and softness, in its consistent walk on the edge of deconstructed musical language, grounding itself in the arena of noise, smacks, cracks, extended tones in the high registers of a lithe saxophone performance, percussive play, and extended sounds within harmonic intertwinements, which act as interventions into the very entrails of the piano ”


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  1. Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira said, on December 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    These are two highly inventive players.
    I am in love with Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui sound making.

    • okkame said, on December 31, 2010 at 3:39 am

      Their excellence is in want of live images.

  2. spooky said, on January 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    here is where you can get Magda Mayas solo cd
    and the duo cd with Christine “teeming”

    • okkame said, on January 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      urgh it hurts my mediafire heart.

      • spooky said, on February 10, 2011 at 4:52 am

        I think it would be only fair if you took the link to the free download of teeming out of the review – the CD just came out last year and is not expensive or difficult to get hold of.
        thank you.

        • okkame said, on February 10, 2011 at 6:20 am

          It’s been taken down as you requested. no probs.

  3. アバクロ 通販 said, on September 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

    abercrombie & fitch

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