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Lytle, Michael / Denman Maroney / Stephen Flinn: Itinerant (Creative Sources)

Four controlled improvisations from the New York City based trio of Michael Lytle on clarinet, Denman Maroney on piano, and Stephen Flinn on percussion, non-idiomatic collective improvisations that often have the feeling of electroacoustic improv through Flinn's use of percussion, Maroney's inside piano work, and Lytle's upper register playing.
 

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Michael Lytle-clarinet

Denman Maroney-piano

Stephen Flinn-percussion


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UPC: 5609063404722

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs472
Squidco Product Code: 25019

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Peter Karl Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, on May 8th, 2017, by Peter Karl.

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Four controlled improvisations from the New York City based trio of Michael Lytle on clarinet, Denman Maroney on piano, and Stephen Flinn on percussion, non-idiomatic collective improvisations that often have the feeling of electroacoustic improv through Flinn's use of percussion, Maroney's inside piano work, and Lytle's upper register playing.


Artist Biographies

"Michael Lytle has a Master's in Composition (electronic music) from the U. of Iowa and has been playing clarinet for 50 years. Known as an Improvisor and called the "most radical of his generation", he invented a form of clarinet sonic modulation . His best collaborations have been with, Wil Parsons, George Cartwright, David Moss, Hans Burgener, Nick Didkovsky, and have included over 30 recordings.

Born April 1945, Missouri, United States. Member of Doctor Nerve, Meltable Snaps It, Micro-East Collective, The Flinn Lytle Maroney Trio. Also Known As Elewhale."

-Michael Lytle Website (http://www.elewhale.net/)
7/10/2024

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"The music of "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney (born 1949) is inspired by nature and the music of John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cowell, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Olivier Messiaen, Thelonious Monk, Conlon Nancarrow and Karheinz Stockhausen among others. Maroney plays what he calls hyperpiano, which involves bowing and sliding the strings with copper bars, steel cylinders, Tibetan prayer bowls, rubber blocks and CD cases and gives him a unique sonic vocabulary. He also uses a system of temporal harmony based on the undertone series that allows him to improvise and compose in several tempos at once.

Maroney also has worked with musicians Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Jon Deak, John King, Garrett List, Roger Miller, Michael Moore, Bob Ostertag, William Parker, Bobby Previte, Ed Schuller, Elliot Sharp and Peter Zummo among others, and dance and theater artists Davidson Lloyd, Sin Cha Hong, Tom Keegan, Tom Lillard, Erin Martin, Wendy Osserman and Mel Wong among others.

Maroney was educated at Cal. Inst. of the Arts (MFA '74), Bennington College and Williams College (BA '71). His teachers included John Bergamo, Alan Chaplin, Bill Dixon, Jimmy Garrison, Leonid Hambro, Ingram Marshall, Steven Mosko, Morton Subotnick, and James Tenney."

-Denman Maroney Website (http://www.denmanmaroney.com/Bio.html)
7/10/2024

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"Stephen Flinn is a composer, performer, and improviser who performs throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. As well as being an accomplished percussionist, he works with unusual sound sources, including self made instruments and found objects. Stephen is based in New York City, NY."

-Stephen Flinn Website (http://www.stephenflinn.net/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Untitled 5:47

2. Untitled 12:03

3. Untitled 10:21

4. Untitled 9:41

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
Trio Recordings

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