The music improvised by SAP(e) is entirely centred around a certain ideal of the listening experience. What this ideal means is basically a total belief in the sonic experience as a perception. Music is not made to be functional; it does not have to fulfil any spiritual or physical needs, apart from what is really heard. What is heard is what only matter. In this aspect, our music is not by any means conceptual, nor it is only emotional. Our music only exist in the perception of the listener, there is nothing else. The perception is the place where occurs the imagination, the sensibility, in other words the music.
Being obsessed by what is perceived when we play, it became quite logical then that we are also obsessed with dramaturgy. We are playing some kind of restricted sonic landscapes at low volume in a very minimal way, but we are not playing drone. We are improvising music that always seeks to match a certain formal accomplishment, which –basically- tries to go somewhere. Needless to say that it doesn’t always work perfectly, this is improvised, thus imperfect. Finally, the recording is a capture of a moment; it has to be considered as this, no more no less.
Guillaume Contré, September 2009