Specious Present
  • Álvaro Torres Trio
    Álvaro Torres Trio

Álvaro Torres

Specious Present

Fresh Sound New Talent 1000 Series

Álvaro Torres (p), Eric Surmenian (b), Ivo Sans (d)

Reference: FSNT-1018

Bar code: 8427328480185

Specious present is a philosophical term which invites us to reflect on our perceptions of the now. It implies that we live in an illusory present; that we believe to be the present is in reality a very recent past. It is in this marginal space that our conscience situates when we improvise, making decisions in real time while perceiving the most recent past.

The music of this album is essentialy constructed in those moments. I wrote pieces with a wide space for interpretation, with the intention of discovering them during the recording session. The result is a 9 brief compositions; different premises from which mainly improvised music is built, music that reflects our relationship with and perception of the present.

-Álvaro Torres

01. HIllcrest Club 4:07
02. King Korn 4:35
03. Abantos 7:57
04. Interlude 4:10
05. Symmetries 8:17
06. 2 & 3 4:39
07. Raval Blues 4:14
08. Quatorze 4:12
09. Like Paul 5:11

Album details

Total time: 47:23 min.

All tracks composed by Álvaro Torres, except #2 by Carla Bley, and #8 by Eric Surmenian.

Álvaro Torres (piano), Eric Surmenian (bass), Ivo Sans (drums).
Recorded at Estudi Laietana, Barcelona, May 24, 2018

Sound engineer: Jordi Vidal
MIxed & mastered by Ferràn Conangle
Cover art: Eric Surmenian
Graphic design: Pablo Simancas
Photography: Irene Gil Ramón

Produced by Álvaro Torres
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol

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