An elaborate, authoritative acoustic re-imagining of Taylor Deupree’s seminal electronic album Stil. (2002), Sti.ll is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Deupree and arranger/producer Joseph Branciforte to bring Deupree’s explorations of extreme repetition and stillness into the world of notated chamber music. Clarinet, vibraphone, cello, double bass, flute, and percussion stand in for the digital loops and granular processing of Deupree’s original, with meticulously notated arrangements preserving the all rhythmic, formal, and textural complexity of these compositions. Transcribed and arranged by Greyfade’s Joseph Branciforte and performed by an ensemble of notable New York creative musicians — Madison Greenstone, Ben Monder, Laura Cocks, Christopher Gross, and Sam Minaie, alongside Branciforte and Deupree themselves — Sti.ll is a landmark recording situated between the electronic and acoustic worlds.

Album Credits

Joseph Branciforte vibraphone, paper, snaps
Taylor Deupree snare drum, paper, bells
Madison Greenstone   clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Christopher Gross cello

Joseph Branciforte vibraphone, lap harp
Laura Cocks flute
Taylor Deupree glockenspiel, lapharp
Christopher Gross cello
Sam Minaie double bass
Ben Monder acoustic guitar

Madison Greenstone   clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, shaker

Joseph Branciforte vibraphone, bass drum

Stil. (2002) written by Taylor Deupree
Transcription & acoustic arrangements by Joseph Branciforte
Produced by Joseph Branciforte
Recorded at Greyfade Studio, Mount Vernon, NY
Engineered by Joseph Branciforte
Edited & mixed by Joseph Branciforte & Taylor Deupree at Greyfade Studio & 12k
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k
Cover art by Marcus Fischer



Taylor Deupree

Technology and imperfection. The raw and the processed. Curator and curated. Solo explorer and gregarious collaborator. The life and work of Taylor Deupree are less a study in contradictions than a portrait of the multidisciplinary artist in a still-young century. Deupree is an accomplished sound artist whose recordings, rich with abstract atmospherics, have appeared on numerous record labels, and well as in site-specific installations at such institutions as the ICC (Tokyo, Japan) and the Yamaguchi…

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