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Field of Action / contraposition [VINYL]

Wubbels / Lee / Olencki : Field of Action / contraposition [VINYL] (Out Of Your Head Records)

Two collaborations in a split LP, and the continuation of a series of duo pieces for piano and other instruments that pianist and keyboardist Eric Wubbels has been pursuing since 2006: first an intensive 3-part "Field Of Action" with vocalist and noise artist Charmaine Lee; then "Contraposition" with trombonist Weston Olencki in a duo with Wubbels on prepared piano.
 

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Charmaine Lee-voice, microphones, electronics

Eric Wubbels-piano, synth

Weston Olencki-trombone


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UPC: 198002375414

Label: Out Of Your Head Records
Catalog ID: OOYH 013
Squidco Product Code: 31671

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded by Weston Olencki and Sam Pluta.

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"A split LP, and the continuation of a series of duo pieces for piano and other instruments that Wubbels has been pursuing since 2006.

"Field of Action" is a composition in collaboration with vocalist and noise artist Charmaine Lee that grew out of the mutual desire for two musicians (Lee predominantly an improviser, and Wubbels primarily a creator and interpreter of written music) to find a shared zone in which to create. The resulting "Field of Action" is without parallel or easy comparison.

"Contraposition" was born of a similarly intense collaborative process between Wubbels and trombonist Weston Olencki, working together over months to develop and refine a singular world of sound and techniques for the trombone and prepared piano, which Wubbels then crafted into a four-movement tour-de-force of sonic creativity and expressive impact."-Out Of Your Head Records



"Field of Action/contraposition might seem like an album split between two different acts, and in some ways it is. On the other hand, pianist Eric Wubbels is the mainstay throughout the program. Both acts reside in the gray area where improvisation meets new music composition, and each comes with its own set of built-in intensities and sonic allure.

The first half pairs the pianist with electronics artist/vocalist Charmaine Lee. "Screen," which kicks things off, sounds like the roar of a jet engine, which purrs loudly for several minutes, punctuated occasionally by the whir of airplane blades and radio static. Lee figures more prominently in the next three tracks, imitating test patterns, adding percussive sounds and a few vocal outbursts. On "Tether" and "Index," Wubbels' free playing almost seems cut up when the piano mingles closely with the electronics. Beyond its dynamic blasts, this music eventually reveals a structure that welcomes even as it feels unsettling.

In contraposition, on side two, Wubbels plays prepared piano with trombonist Weston Olencki. Their collaboration can get equally as intense as what preceded it, but it feels a little easier going down. Wubbels' rapid opening salvo in "IMAGE" seems to fuse Cecil Taylor and Philip Glass. The jittery "ESSAY" sounds composed even as both men move together through choppy terrain. Olencki reveals some expansive techniques, bending pitches with mutes and embouchure. When he sticks a bassoon reed in his mouthpiece in the closing "NEGATIVE," he wails like a distorted guitar. Here, Wubbels plays chords slowly, eventually ending the piece on what sounds like a cliffhanger. Like many releases on the independent Out of Your Head label, it might leave the listener wondering what just happened-and going back for a deeper look."-Mike Shanley, JazzTimes


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Artist Biographies

"Charmaine Lee is an improvising vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her work favors a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression, concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. She has performed with leading improvisers Joe Morris and Nate Wooley, and maintains ongoing collaborations with contemporaries Lester St. Louis and Zach Rowden. She currently resides in New York."

-New Music World (http://newmusicworld.org/event/charmaine-lee-ceremony-with-conrad-tao-duo-with-nate-wooley/)
6/12/2024

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"Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer and pianist, and a Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble.

His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, yarn|wire, Splinter Reeds, Kupka's Piano (AUS), SCENATET (DK), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and featured on festivals including Huddersfield Festival, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, New York Philharmonic CONTACT, MATA Festival, and Zurich Tage für Neue Musik.

Wubbels has been awarded grants and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYFA, NYSCA, Fromm Foundation, Chamber Music America, ISSUE Project Room, MATA Festival, Barlow Endowment, Jerome Foundation, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony ('11, '16, '20), Copland House, L'Abri (Geneva), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy).

As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger, as well as vital young artists such as Rick Burkhardt, Francesco Filidei, Erin Gee, Bryn Harrison, Clara Iannotta, Darius Jones, Cat Lamb, Ingrid Laubrock, Charmaine Lee, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Katharina Rosenberger, and Kate Soper.

He has recorded for Carrier Records, hatART, Intakt, New Focus, Spektral (Vienna), quiet design, and Albany Records, among others, and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory."

-Eric Wubbels Website (http://www.wubbelsmusic.com/)
6/12/2024

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"Weston Olencki is a New York City based trombonist/composer specializing in the performance and production of experimental music & art. Weston is a member of Ensemble Pamplemousse and the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, one half of RAGE THORMBONES and People Making Sounds, and has performed with Ensemble Dal Niente, wasteLAnd, wildUP!, Fonema Consort, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Talea Ensemble, sfSound, Wild Rumpus, Eco Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW, and a.pe.ri.od.ic - under conductors Alan Pierson, Enno Poppe, Steven Schick, Marino Formenti, and Michael Lewanski. He was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for Performance [2016] and a Stipendiumpreis [2014] from the Darmstadt Ferienkurse.

His compositional work has been performed/commissioned by the Talea Ensemble/Earle Brown Music Foundation, Pamplemousse, Bass2Bass [Michelle Lou + Scott Worthington], People Making Sounds, trombonist Matt Barbier, clarinetist Erin Cameron, and saxophonist David Wegehaupt.

An active proponent of new repertoire, Weston has pursued individual collaborative work with composers Eric Wubbels, Katherine Young, Mauricio Pauly, Dave Reminick, Michelle Lou, Ray Evanoff, and Timothy McCormack, alongside US/world premieres of pieces by Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Lang, Elliott Carter, Michael Gordon, James Saunders, Dai Fujikura, Katharina Rosenberger, Erik Ulman, and Chris Mercer. Festival/series appearances include Alatszto Hang [Budapest], Weisslich [London], Constellation's Frequency Series [Chicago], FOCIarts [New Orleans], Permutations [NYC/SF], sfSoundSalonSeries [SF], NUNC [Chicago], Indexical [Santa Cruz], Switchboard Presents [SF], OPTION [Chicago], and Omaha Under the Radar.

Weston has held residencies at the University of California Santa Cruz, Harvard University [HGNM], NYU, and Stanford University, with upcoming residencies at Northwestern and CalArts. He has recorded for HatHut, Sound American, Indexical, and Clean Feed with forthcoming releases on Carrier."

-Weston Olencki Website (http://www.westonolencki.com/about/)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Field Of Action - Screen 05:37

2. Field Of Action - Signal 03:14

3. Field Of Action - Empathy // Cassette 10:03

4. Field Of Action - Resistor 02:57

SIDE B



1. Contraposition - Image 03:34

2. Contraposition - Essay 04:17

3. Contraposition - Raster 08:40

4. Contraposition- Negative 08:22

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