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Stringed Instruments


 
Testa, Carl: Iris Testa, Carl:
Iris

(Lock Step Records -- USA )

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Connecticut bassist and Braxton alumni Carl Testa works with live sampling and granular synthesis performance systems to interact with his acoustic bass, creating these unusual and uniquely unfolding works for solo bass.

Filosofer : Landet Er Gitt Oss Filosofer :
Landet Er Gitt Oss

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Filosofer: Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL] Filosofer:
Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres: De-Col//age_ Farhadian / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Kurvers / Torres:
De-Col//age_

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An unusual improvising string quartet plus alto saxophone, Thea Farhadian (violin), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Guilherme Rodrigues (cello), Klaus Kurvers (double bass) and Nuno Torres (alto saxophone) present the 11-part "De-col//age_", a slowly-developing work balancing unconventional approaches to their instruments with more conventional strategies.

Lerman, Ayelet : 7 Steps <i>[Used Item]</i> Lerman, Ayelet :
7 Steps [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Violist, performance, installation and sound artist Ayelet Lerman presents a meditative voyage through silence on solo viola, a sinuous and fascinating journey pairing melody and unusual harmonic strategies, with Kadima label leader Jean Claude Jones joining on double bass, one of the last sessions that he played on that instrument.

Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Pinneaple Circumstance <i>[Used Item]</i> Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
The Pinneaple Circumstance [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portuguese electric guitarist Luis Lopes met Chicago free improvising cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm in the studio in Lisbon to record these five improvisations, both using innovative approaches to effect processing to expand their sound into unusual sonic environments, balancing beauty and abrasive sound.

Feldman, Morton : Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello Feldman, Morton :
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Morton Feldman's final composition, originally premiered in 1987, here performed by pianist Mark Knoop, violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, violist Bridget Carey, and cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, recording a year after their successful performance at London's Cafe Oto, maintaining focus and concentration on this large, unhurried work of micro-variations.

Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Spinet & Violin Schiller, Christoph / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Spinet & Violin

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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An extended improvisation between spinet player Christoph Schiller and Boston-based composer/violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler, recorded in Schiller's workshop in Basel during Evans-Weiler's tour of Europe, a slowly moving exploration of pitch, timbre and texture executed with intensive concentration and utterly impressive control.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp : Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris Rodrigues, Ernesto / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp :
Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three string improvisers--Ulrike Brand on cello, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Olaf Rupp on electric guitar--approach their instruments from all angles excepting the most traditional ones, from scraping and granulating to creating resonant sonic environments, an apt reflection of a journeying musician, enhanced by text and images in the CD package.

Guy, Barry: Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC] Guy, Barry:
Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A 7" limited vinyl picture disc made to celebrate legendary European Free Jazz bassist Barry Guy's 70th birthday, with Guy providing "acoustic sounds" along with his collaborating frogs, Wasserfrosch (Rana Esculenta) and Laubfrosch (Hyla Arborea), side A presenting Frogs & Barry Guy, and side B, Barry Guy & Frogs; quirkly and wonderful free improv.

String Theory [Boston, USA]: Condensed Phases of Matter String Theory [Boston, USA]:
Condensed Phases of Matter

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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String Theory was formed as the string section for Boston's Leap of Faith Orchestra, the core being David Peck on reeds, game calls, fog horn, sirens, &c, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic and voice, with Jane Wang (cello) and Mimi Rabson (violin), creating a wonderfully assertive and somewhat skewed approach to improvisation, captured live at Mobius in Cambridge, 2016.

String Theory [PORTUGAL]: Gravity String Theory [PORTUGAL]:
Gravity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A sense of both lightness and weight drawn from Portuguese viola player's Ernesto Rodrigues' 18-piece String Theory, in a large and detailed improvisation using an incredible array of string sources, including viola, harp, violin, cello, viola da gamba, double bass, classical, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, zither, harpsichord, and piano.

Bang, Billy: Distinction Without a Difference Bang, Billy:
Distinction Without a Difference

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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The late American violinist Billy Bang's first album, originally issued on Hat Hut Records, is reissued with an additional track, plus 4 previously unissued solo tracks recorded in Tilberg, Netherland in 1978, demonstrating this great artist's broad range of innovative techniques, mixing free-form and melodic passages in extended and joyful improvisations.

Dresser, Mark : Modicana [VINYL] Dresser, Mark :
Modicana [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Double Bassist Mark Dresser, a mainstay of the Downtown NY scene as an improviser and composer, and also prominent on the US West Coast and as an international touring artist, releases a powerful album of distinctive solo playing, both technically and melodically, with 2 tracks caught live at the Umea Jazz Festival and others recorded at the University of California, San Diego.

Boscain, Ugo / Fred Marty: Estasi Boscain, Ugo / Fred Marty:
Estasi

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording in the rich resonant structure of the Church of Gauriac, in Gironde, France, Italian reedist Ugo Boscain on contrabass clarinet and French double bassist Fred Marty explore the lower registers in five dialogs of an album titled for "ecstasi" (ecstasy), using a wealth of creative approaches and insane technique, from reserved to spirited forays.

Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton Leandre / Minton:
Leandre / Minton

(Fou Records -- France )

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Phil Minton started as a trumpeter and became one of free improv's most outside vocalists; Joelle Leandre is a double bassist who also performs free vocal improv; this is their first recorded collaboration, and it's an unusual and wonderful album of heavy tone improvisation, plucked and bowed, and a masterfully odd free association of vocalisation.

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: The Slow Creep Of Convenience Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience

(Immediata -- Australia )

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"The Slow Creep Of Convenience is a single extended work presenting the pipe organ and electric violin as a unified timbral force, producing exquisite and hypnotic sensorial phenomena over 50 minutes. The follow up to their critically a...

Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi : Hotel Zauberberg Takase, Aki / Paul Ayumi :
Hotel Zauberberg

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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"The project 'Hotel Zauberberg' arose out of pianist Aki Takase's and violinist Ayumi Paul's shared admiration for the writer Thomas Mann.It mostly consists of notated compositions, with some improvised parts as well.Aki Takase penned e...

Zabelka, Mia: Monday Sessions Zabelka, Mia:
Monday Sessions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"5th January, 12th January, 19th January, 4th February of the year 2015 have a thin red line (or I'd rather say a black line, considering their color on a calendar). They occurred on Monday, the first five Mondays of that year to be pre...

M&sup2; (M to the power of 2): Pink M² (M to the power of 2):
Pink

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Maria da Rocha's name may not be familiar to jazz and improvised music lovers in Portugal, and this is because this violinist and violist from Lisbon has worked mainly on the Berlin and Stockholm circuits and much of her dedication goes...

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofe Rodrigues, Ernesto / Gerhard Uebele / Andrea Sanz Vela / Nathalie Ponneau / Thorsten Bloedhorn / Ofer Bymel:
Licht

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"At the same time risky attempt, masterpiece and manifest, Licht is a fine example of the radical, collective, demanding and disciplined approach of the best productions of Ernesto Rodrigues. Divided into seven parts entitled I-VII, Lic...

Farhadian, Thea: Tectonic Shifts Farhadian, Thea:
Tectonic Shifts

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Farhadian is an American composer and performer with a base in San Francisco and one in Berlin. Her work often is about connecting solo violin and interactive electronics. Combining her classical background as violist (Berkeley Symphon...

String Theory (Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida): Xenon String Theory (Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Almeida):
Xenon

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira: Incidental Projections Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira:
Incidental Projections

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues: ArZt Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues:
ArZt

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Rodrigues / Petzold / Rodrigues: Sacred Noise [2 CDs] Rodrigues / Petzold / Rodrigues:
Sacred Noise [2 CDs]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bromander, Vilhelm : Oh Lord Give Me Strange Bromander, Vilhelm :
Oh Lord Give Me Strange

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Determined to prove a point. Swedish double bass player Vilhelm Bromander, known from Jonas Kullhammar's The New Kids On The Rock quartet and the more experimental The Agg, as well as his collaborations with pianists Sten Sandell and K...

Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti  : A Gash into Normality Lin, Hui-Chun / Davide Piersanti :
A Gash into Normality

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues: Layering Time Houben, Eva-Maria / Ernesto Rodrigues:
Layering Time

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"A similar grounding of sound in silence characterizes Layering Time [cs435], an austerely beautiful piece for piano, field recording and viola by Eva-Maria Houben in collaboration with Rodrigues. Houben, who plays piano and provides a ...

Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla : Blattwerk Kimmig, Harald / Ernesto Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Guilherme Rodrigues / Vasco Trilla :
Blattwerk

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"[...] Blattwerk's two torrents of strings move like a waveform, cresting and dipping in volume and intensity. The quintet features an unusual line-up-violin, viola, two cellos, and Trilla's drums-and shifts between an indeterminate wor...

Lisbon String Trio / Etienne Brunet: Telepathie Lisbon String Trio / Etienne Brunet:
Telepathie

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Lisbon String Trio / Luiz Rocha: Akuanduba Lisbon String Trio / Luiz Rocha:
Akuanduba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Lisbon String Trio: Proletariat Lisbon String Trio:
Proletariat

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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String Theory: Heptaphonies String Theory:
Heptaphonies

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Elliott, Moppa : Still, Up In The Air Elliott, Moppa :
Still, Up In The Air

(Hot Cup -- USA )

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Solo double-bass improvisations from Mostly Other People Do the Killing bassist and leader Moppa Elliot, consisting of sequences of contrasting themes, or musical cubism in the spirit of Picasso and Braque, presenting 7 of 14 sequences where the improvisation is a series of disparate musical ideas that transition rapidly in an attempt to disrupt the linear progression of thematic development.

 


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