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Chrysakis, Thanos / Dawid Frydryk / Edward Lucas / Sue Lynch / Adrian Northover : Five Shards (Aural Terrains)

The edges of electroacoustic improviser and composer Thanos Chrysakis' shards are sharpened by the quartet of Dawid Frydryk on trumpet & electronics, Edward Lucas on trombone, Sue Lynch on flute & tenor saxophone and Adrian Northover on soprano saxophone, as Chryaskis generates evocative sonic environments over which the four horns mysteriously interact.
 

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Thanos Chrysakis-laptop computer, synthesizers, piano

Dawid Frydryk-trumpet, TC helicon voicelive 2

Edward Lucas-trombone

Sue Lynch-flute, tenor saxophone

Adrian Northover-soprano saxophone


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Label: Aural Terrains
Catalog ID: TRRN1546
Squidco Product Code: 31027

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: UK / EU
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at OneCat Studio in London, UK, on December 16th, 2019, by Jon Clayton.

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About the Artists (Aural Terrains)

Thanos Chrysakis' output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971. After residing in the UK between 1998 on 2014 he moved in 2015 to Belarus.

With several albums to his name his work has appeared in festivals and events in many countries, including CYNETart Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau on Dresden, Diapason Gallery on New York, XXII "Sound Ways" International New Music Festival on St Petersburg, Spektrum on Berlin, Artus Contemporary Arts Studio on Budapest, CRUCE Gallery on Madrid, Fylkingen on Stockholm, Relative (Cross) Hearings festival on Budapest, ZEPPELIN festival on Barcelona, Festival Futura 2013 on Crest on Drôme, XIII Festival Internacional de Música Nueva on Monterrey, Areté Gallery on Brooklyn on New York, Nádor Terem on Budapest, Konserthuset, Grünewaldsalen on Stockholm, Utzon Centre on Aalborg, Oosterkerk on Amsterdam, Störung festival on Barcelona, Fabricca del Vapore on Milan, Center for New Music on San Francisco, Västerås Konstmuseum on Västerås, BMIC Cutting Edge concert series on The Warehouse on London.

His music has been frequently aired by BBC Radio 3, RAI Radio 3, RTP Antena 2, RTV España Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, Polskie Radio, RTS on Radio Belgrade 3, and Sveriges Radio P2 among other radio on stations.

His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon.

Dawid Frydryk on Polish trumpet player, composer, educator.

Grew up in a home filled with passion for classical music and his father encouraged him to study music from an early age. Soon his music activities went far beyond classical music, and through to jazz, funk, soul, reggae, ska, world music, hip on hop, electronic music and improvisation.

Dawid graduated with Master's Degree in jazz on the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw(2009). He studied jazz trumpet under the supervision of Piotr Wojtasik.

He also has been collaborating with the Polish local jazz on scene, and the international free jazz and free improv scenes as well as with other international musical acts like Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernani Faustino or musicians from Umlaut Records such as Joel Grip or Pierre Borel among others.

Between the years 2011 on 2012 as initiator and artistic director of the project called Art of Improvisation, Frydryk has been helping to promote the improvisation scene in Poland.

At present he is based in London and he is collaborating with many different bands and artists. He has played with the likes of Louis Moholo, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Steve Noble, Terry Day, Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover, Guillaume Viltard, Dave Fowler, The London Improvisers Orchestra among others.

Dawid is also working as a piano teacher at PSM London and as a private tutor teaching trumpet and jazz theory.

Edward Lucas is a London based trombone player. He plays improvised and experimental music with a particular interest in electro on acoustic collaborations. His approach to the instrument is to explore its sonic possibilities using the materials to hand, and sometimes to expand with amplification and feedback.

He is co on founder on with Daniel Kordik on of the Earshots Recordings label and concert series which has been releasing music since 2013. The pair have a long standing trombone / synthesiser duo (Kordik / Lucas) which recently teamed up with Eddie Prévost and his Matchless label to release High Laver Reflections. This was a set of recordings made by the group at the medieval All Saint's Church in High Laver, Essex.

Groups and associations include many with musicians from the London improvised music scene and beyond including the London Experimental Ensemble, Hyperion Ensemble (playing the music of Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana on Maria Avram, Tim Hodgkinson), and the London Improvisers Orchestra.

Sue Lynch (Tenor saxophone/clarinet/flute/composition)She currently runs 'The Horse Improvised Music Club' with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilplied and Adrian Northover. Performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Richard Sanderson, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel and Sharon Gal.In 2015 she performed with Maria Vatentina's opera 'Mannequin' and in 2016 as part of Tarek Atoui's 'Reverse Collection' at The Tate Modern. She performs with Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band 'The Scorpios', performing at the 2018 Womad Festival. Sue Lynch is currently one of the featured musicians for The British Music Collection interviews with 'Unpredictable Series' presented by Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina.In 2016 she formed, 'Paradise Yard', an electro accoustic ensemble, performing at Iklectik, Cafe Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival (celebrating literature and improvisation),in a duo with Hildegard Kleeb.

Adrian Northover is based in London, and plays alto and soprano saxophone, and is also involved in sound production.

He can currently be heard playing on the London club scene with a wide range of musicians, as well as doing solo saxophone performances.He has made recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip on Tik, Anna Homler, John Edwards, The Custodians, and various duo CDs with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and many others.

He has performed at many international festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, Victoriaville, Leipzig Jazz Festival, Tallin Festival, Arkangel Jazz, Freedom Of The City, Bari Jazz and others.



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Artist Biographies

"Thanos Chrysakis' output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971. After residing in the UK between 1998-2014 he moved in 2015 to Belarus. With several albums to his name his work has appeared in festivals and events in several countries, including CYNETart Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau - Dresden, Academy of Arts / M:AI (Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW)- Berlin, TU - Berlin, Diapason Gallery - New York, ohrenhoch - der Geräuschladen Gallery - Berlin Neukölln, Spazioersetti Gallery - Udine, XXII "Sound Ways" International New Music Festival - St. Petersburg, Artus Contemporary Arts Studio - Budapest, CRUCE Gallery - Madrid, Fylkingen - Stockholm, Relative (Cross) Hearings festival - Budapest, ZEPPELIN festival - Barcelona, IVM (Institut Valencià de la Música) - Valencia, Motus/Festival Futura 2013 / 21 édition - Crest-Vallée de la Drôme-Diois, Xposed Club - Cheltenham, Festival de Música Contemporanea "Ramiro Guerra" - Monterrey, FACT Centre - Liverpool, Association Ryoanji - Salle Des Fêtes - Ahun, The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale/International Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar 2014 - Hanover-New Hampshire, Frost School of Music - Clarke Recital Hall - Coral Gables/Florida, XIII Festival Internacional de Música Nueva - Monterrey, Splendor - Amsterdam, VI European Clarinet Festival - Camerino - Italy, Logos Foundation - Ghent, Palacio de Bellas Artes - Mexico City, "On the Edge of Perceptibility - Sound Art" Műcsarnok Kunsthalle - Budapest, Festival del Bosque GERMINAL - Mexico City, Noise & Fury Festival - Moscow, Oosterkerk - Amsterdam, Center for New Music - San Francisco, Västerås Konstmuseum - Västerås, Störung festival - Barcelona, BMIC Cutting Edge concert series - The Warehouse - London.

His music has been frequently aired by RAI Radio 3, BBC Radio 3, Radio Portugal Antenna 2, Radio Nacional de España Radio 3, Ireland's RTÉ Lyric FM, Polskie Radio (Warsaw), RTS - Radio Belgrade 3 (Serbia), FM Brussel, Elektramusic (Strasbourg), CKCU FM - (Ottawa), Undae! Radio and Onda Sonora - Radio Circulo de Bellas Artes (CBA) (Madrid), Radio Horizon (Johannesburg), Motus/Radio Saint Ferréol -Les Territoires Du Son (la radio du Val de Drôme), Radio Nova (Oslo) among others. In addition, his texts have been also appeared in the Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), the Vague Terrain Journal, and in the volumes The Book of Guilty Pleasures and The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today (Manchester University Press) edited by Marc James Léger. He composes for electronic and acoustic instruments, as well environmental sounds, focusing on the structural, aesthetic and transfigured capacity of sonic matter.

His formal training encompasses percussion (Dimitris Tzafestas), Sonic Arts (Hugh Davies) at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts and a PhD in composition from Goldsmiths, University of London (EMS/Michael Young) as well as private studies in orchestration with Dmitri Smirnov. However it is the yearning of the creative praxis itself that transmitted the crucial aspect of artistic practice: that something has to be staked, that something must be ventured.

His work was amongst the selected works at the 32nd International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Composition Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon (the jury was constituted by Morton Subotnick (USA), François Bayle (France), and Miguel Azguime (Portugal).

He has written music for distinguished musicians such as Philippe Brunet (flugelhorn, trumpet), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Chris Cundy (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Jason Alder (bass clarinet), Alexander Bruck (viola), Yoni Silver (bass clarinet), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello), Nadia Ratsimandresy (Onde), Mikael Rudolfsson (alto trombone), Matias Karlsen Bjornstad (soprano saxophone), Liam Hockley (clarinets), Michael Pelzel (church organ), Kate Ryder (piano, prepared piano), Tzenka Dianova (piano), Claire Chase (bass flute), Peter Evans (trumpet), Julie Kjaer (alto saxophone/alto, Luis Tabuenca (percussion), Philip Chase Hawkins (trumpet).

Recent compositions amongst others, include: Above the Hidden Track an Endless Blaze (Aural Terrains 2015), Terra Firma (for Mikael Rudolfsson [alto trombone] 2015), Astraea (for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, 2013), Undercurrent (for Liam Hockley [clarinet in A] 2014), Arché (for Chris Cundy [baritone saxophone] 2014), Nocturnal Flight (for Nadia Ratsimandresy [onde] 2014), Ingress (for Yoni Silver [bass clarinet] 2015), Canto Intrare (for Philippe Brunet & Philip Chase Hawkins [duo trumpets] 2015), Μήτε το Κύμα / Νé da'll onde (for Wilfrido Terrazas & Natalia Pérez Turner [bass flute / cello] 2014].

He has recorded/performed with a number of improvisers including among others Wade Matthews, Dario Bernal-Villegas, Jerry Wigens, James O'Sullivan, Philip Somervell, Jamie Coleman, Chris Cundy, Zsolt Sőrés, Sebastian Lexer, Javier Pedreira, Julie Kjaer, Artur Vidal, Christian Kobi, Christian Skjødt, Yoni Silver, Nuno Torres, Kurt Liedwart, Ernesto Rodrigues, Abdul Moimême. Furthermore, he has also closely collaborated with the visual artists Pascal Dombis, and Villő Turcsány. Since 2007 he operates the record-label 'Aural Terrains' focusing in electroacoustics, composed and improvised music.

He has held residencies at the Visby Centre for Composers (twice) and at the Artus Contemporary Arts Studio in Budapest. His work has been supported by PRS for Music Foundation and the Swedish Art Council.

Current and upcoming projects for 2016-17 include a residency at the Porticello Artist Residency in Calabria/Italy, a series of compositions for the Hyperion Ensemble, Tim Hodgkinson (bass clarinet), Yoni Silver (bass clarinet), Tibi Cenuser (trombone), for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, for Konus Quartett, for Liam Hockley (clarinets in A and E♭), Laura Faoro (bass flute), Philippe Brunet (trumpet), Elena Kakaliagou (french horn), Stephan Vermeersch (bass clarinet), Alexander Bruck (viola), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello), Chris Cundy (bass clarinets), Markus Wenninger (clarinet E♭), Serge Bertocchi (Tubax E♭), Shadanga Duo (alto flute/alto clarinet), Katalin Szanyi (alto flute), Jason Alder (contra bass clarinet), Alejandro Tello (oboe), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Dana Jessen (bassoon) as well a new electronic music CD entitled 'Equinox'."

-Aural Terrains (http://www.auralterrains.com/chrysakis/en/bio/)
6/12/2024

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"Dawid Frydryk: Polish trumpet player. Grew up in a home filled with passion for classical music and his father encouraged him to study music from an early age. Soon his music activities went far beyond classical music, and through reggae, ska, world music, funk, hip-hop, electronic music turned into improvisation.

Living in Poland, Frydryk has been collaborating with local Polish jazz, free jazz and free improv musicians as well as with international musical environment (e.g. Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernani Faustino or musicians from Umlaut Records such as Joel Grip or Pierre Borel among others).

Also he has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations as well e.g. he has been working as a part of band or as a session musician: in Polish tv's shows; with quite popular Polish reggae, ska or funky music bands; with Polish brass bands; with Polish classical orchestras.

In 2009 he graduated master's degree in jazz performance on the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw . He studied jazz trumpet under Piotr Wojtasik.

In the years 2011 - 2012 as originator and artistic director of the project called Art of Improvisation, Frydryk has been helping to promote the improvisation scene in Poland. (He has invited on AOI artists the like of William Parker, Hamid Drake, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Lovens, Joëlle Léandre, Irène Schweizer, Maggie Nichols, Axel Dörner among others).

Now he is based in London and he is involved in London's thriving improvisation scene and working as a session musician as well."

-White Motion (http://www.whiteemotion.com/events/two-trios/)
6/12/2024

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Edward Lucas is an improvising tromboninst who co-runs the Earshots label and concert series with Daniel Kordik. They have a long standing trombone and synth duo: Kordik / Lucas.

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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"Sue Lynch runs 'The Horse Improvised Music Club' with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied. www.horseimprovclub.wordpress.com/.Since 2014, The horse has been based at IKLECTIK Art Lab, so this and other projects have been in conjunction with Eduard Solaz. Lynch is currently a member of David Petts-'Remote Viewers',with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel , Adrian Northover and David Petts. She also performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost,Hutch Demouilpied,Richard Sanderson,Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. Sue Lynch is organiser and arranger for Hogcallin' a Mingus tribute ensemble, performing at the London 2016 Jazz Festival.

In 2015 she performed with Maria Vatentina's opera 'Mannequin'. She has recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui's 'Reverse Collection' at The Tate Modern, with Pat Thomas,Mark Harwood, Angharad Davies + Luke Younger. Sue Lynch is currently one of the featured musicians in Julie Kjaer's Interviews with Female Musicians on The London Improv Scene for The British Music Collection."

-Sue Lynch Website (https://suelynch.wordpress.com/)
6/12/2024

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"ADRIAN NORTHOVER - saxophones, Played and recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, The Custodians, Sabu Toyozumi, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and JJ Duerinckx ,duo CD’s with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. Current projects include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, Vladimir Miller’s Notes from Underground, ‘Hogcallin’ - a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus, and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea. This year (2016) has also seen collaborations with Neil Metcalfe(flute), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), and Marcello Magliocchi (drums) and Daniel Thompson(guitar). Adrian is also involved with Indian music (Jazz Thali ) and works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino)."

-Adrian Norhover Website (http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/Marchtrio.html)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. SHARD I 11:56

2. SHARD II 13:39

3. SHARD III 11:12

4. SHARD IV 15:14

5. SHARD V 6:08

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
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