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Rose, Simon / Philippe Lemoine: Seance (Tour de Bras)

Tenor and baritone saxophones in an exchange of spectral interactions that emphasize harmonic overtones and intersections, unusual emanations from both instruments in a perfectly paced improvisations, each of the 12 dialogs named aptly for locations and crossing in Englad and France, adding a sense of journey to these mysterious and wonderful expeditions.
 

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Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB9026cd
Squidco Product Code: 26101

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded on September 15th, 2015.


Personnel:

Philippe Lemoine-tenor saxophone

Simon Rose-baritone saxophone

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track listing:


1. Channel 3:27

2. Gurnard Luck 3:41

3. Worm Gill 1:18

4. Night Crossing 2:06

5. Dans(e) le Flux 6:25

6. Hell Gill Beck 1:51

7. Medium 4:42

8. Now Seance 3:39

9. Systeme Tributaire 1:51

10. Palnchette 2:45

11. Hope River 3:46

12. The Diviner 3:04
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"The half-sounded, spectral, or ghostly kind of music here is reflected by the title, Seance. Through the flow of our playing together we were drawn to thinking about shared European histories and topography, perhaps in part because of all the current discussion about Europe. This led us to imagery of the land and sea. There are place names in England of French origin and visa versa and we searched for those that applied to rivers, estuaries, streams and so on and this is reflected by the track titles. Some of these by gone names are strange and mysterious and somehow fitting. In English seance refers to making contact with the dead and in French to a metting, a session. So, Seance signifies something otherworldly, extra-sensory and at the same time an everyday musical encounter."-Simon Rose


Artist Biographies:

"Currently, Lemoine play and record with collaborative bands like the trio 'Le Maigre feu de La nonne en Hiver', or the quartet 'Philadelphie', and experiment with improvisers, in France with Olivier Lété, Samuel Silvant, Philippe Deschepper, Guillaume Séguron, Thierry Daudé, Julien Chamla, Benjamin Duboc, in Berlin with Yorgos Dimitriadis, Emilio Gordoa, Klaus Kürvers, Hilary Jeffrey, Samuel Hall, Brianne Curran, Nicola Hein, Eric Wong, Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta, and in Madrid with "Via Lucis trio", involving Samuel Hall, J.G. Entonado et Luca Bembrilla.

He was the leader of septet 'Kassalit,' which was awarded 'best band' and 'best composition' at La Défense Jazz Contest in 1997. From 2002 until 2005 he performed and toured internationally with the Orchestre National de Jazz under the direction of Claude Barthelemy. Playing a role in the underground arts scene in Europe, Lemoine has also been involved with numerous other collectives and collaborative bands in his home country, such as Circum Grand Orchestra, in Lille or "à plusieurs" in Argenteuil, and leaded and composed for his own quartet "Le Talent de La Colère".

He is often found travelling to meet improvisers all over the world - Berlin, Chicago, Montreal, Madrid."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
10/12/2018

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"Simon Rose is a musician, author and researcher from London, England based in Berlin, Germany. He performs on baritone and alto saxophones in numerous collaborations and as soloist. He also collaborates beyond music with dancers, visual artists, mixed media, built instruments, site specific performance and more. His research interest is in creative processes."

-Simon Rose Website (https://www.simonrose.org/)
10/12/2018

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