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Ulher / Shibolet / Snir / Brenner / Mayer / Smith / Bymel: yclept (Balance Point Acoustics)

A trans-national collaboration of superb improvisers working in minimally rugged, pointillist terrain, creating engrossing aural environments fueled by masterful technique and creative drive.
 

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UPC: 820637062222

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Catalog ID: BPa014
Squidco Product Code: 15200

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on March 12th, 2008 at HaTeiva, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel by Niv Karasenti.


Personnel:

Birgit Ulher-trumpet, radio, mutes, speaker

Ariel Shibolet-soprano saxophone

Adi Snir-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Roni Brenner-guitar

Michel Mayer-guitar

Damon Smith-doublebass, laptop

Ofer Bymel-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Ariel Shibolet Born in1972 in Israel. Played the cello and had classical education in his youth. Started playing the saxophone in 1992. Member of the "Kadima Collective" for improvised music and the "Tel-Aviv Art Ensemble". Organizer and co curator of the monthly Tel Aviv Meetings at evontin 7.

Performs regularly in Israel, the United States and Europe. published his first cd at "Leo REcords" and since then another dozen collaborating with israely and international musicians.. His CDs recordings and concerts are remarkably reviewed world wide.

played at the "total Music Meeting" Berlin 2007 and 2008, and at the "Moers Festival" 2010 among other musical events in europe and the us and israeli festival such as: "whight night" in tel aviv, the tel aviv jazz festival, Hagad festival and more.

created improvised music for animation films and documetry by Gerd Conradt.

taught improvised music to children in several projects in berlin 2008-2012. the 2008 group performed at the "Total music meeting 2008", the 2011 project was recorded and will be published as a cd at "nur nicht nur" - a German label for improvised music, sumer 2013.

published his method for teaching improvised music to children in "expressiv & explorohrativ", a book about the use of improvised music with children.

Over these years played with

Birgit Ulher (GER), Damon Smith (USA), Joelle Leandre (FRA), Jhon Butcher (GBR), Eddie Prevost (GBR), Martin Blume(GER), Phil Waxmann(GBR), Marcio Mattos(GBR), Wolfgang Fuchs (GER), Sophie Angiel (FRA), Chriss Cutler (GBR), Mazen Kerbaj(LEB Scott R.Looney (USA), Jen Baker (Aurora Josephson (USA), Jerome Bryerton (USA), Dror Fauler (SWE), Klaus Janek (GER), Chad Taylor (USA), Martin Klapper (CEZ), Peter Friss nielsen (DAN), Christer Irgens-Moller (DAN), John Dikeman (Egypt), Reut Regev (USA), Yigal Phoni(USA), Olga Magieres (DAN), Niels Winter (DAN),

Mark Oleary and many more...

Israeli musicians:

Haggai Fershtman, Nori Jacoby, Jean Claude Jones, Harold Rubin, Rran Zachs, Alex Drull, Yoram Lachish, Daniel Hofman, Shmil Frenkel, Rami Gabai, Albert Beger, Yoni Silver, Ronny Brener, Michel Mayer, Adi Snir, Offer Bymel, Eran Zachs, Tom Soloveizic' Daniel Sarid, Dana Waxman, Yonatan Avishay, Eitan Radushinski, Shlomi Shaban, Yuval Mesner, Adi Hershko, Anat Pick, Karni Postel, Maya Dunitz, Steve Horenstein, Yiftach Kadan and more...."

-Ariel Shibolet Website (http://www.arielshiboletmusic.com/bio)
11/12/2018

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"Damon Smith studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon's explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson's Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Damon has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including: Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra's Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and five great years in Houston, Texas working regularly with Alvin Fielder, Sandy Ewen, David Dove & Chris Cogburn, Damon will move to the Boston area in the fall of 2016. Damon has run Balance Point Acoustics record label since 2001, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians."

-Balance Point Acoustic Website (https://www.balancepointacoustics.com/damon-smith/)
11/12/2018

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"Born in 1984 in Jerusalem. At age 8 started his piano studies at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa. At age 14 started his drum studies.In 2008 graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem in the field of composition.In 2005 established a workshop based music school with Haifa guitarist Ronen Kasperski; This school was active until 2008.Has played in numerous groups and bands in different styles from Heavy Rock, Metal, Punk, Funk, Fusion, Jungle/Drum n' Bass, Jazz, Free-Jazz Avant-garde to Improvised Music.

Past projects:Tanaka quartet; 24 Limbs sextet.Current projects:"EFT" trio; trio with Albert Begger & Ido Bukelman; Dance/Music improv group with dancers Adi Shildan & Avigail Sfez, and guitarist Elad Bardes.

From 2006 to 2010 the Haifa-based group Tanaka was responsible for arranging workshops and concerts at the "Pyramida - Center for Contemporary Art" in Haifa, Israel. Ofer was also one of the organizers of The Tel Aviv Meetings which are encounters of Improvised Music musicians that are held once a month at Hagada Hasmalit in Tel Aviv.

Has performed with: Ernesto Rodrigues (Portugal), Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), John Butcher (UK), Eddie Prevost (UK), Evan Parker (UK), Gregory Büttner (Germany), Sophie Agnel (France), Ignaz Schick (Germany), Chris Heenan (USA/Germany), Alexander Frangenheim (Germany), Tom Tlalim (Holland/Israel), Wolfgang Fuchs (Germany), Heiner Metzger (Germany), Michael Maierhof (Germany), Teodora Stepančić (Serbia), Miguelángel Clerc (Chile), Ingi Garðar (Iceland), Agusti Fernandez (Spain), Ariel Shibolet, Yoram Lachish, Yoni Silver, Shmil Frenkel, Harold Rubin, Jean-Claude Jones, Assif Tsahar, Stephen Horenstein, Adi Snir, Michel Mayer, Roni Brenner, Daniel Davidovsky, Ran Slavin, Daniel Sarid, Joseph Sprinzak, Eran Sachs, Haggai Fershtman, Nori Yaakovi, Ido Bukelman, Albert Begger.

Has recorded with: Ernesto Rodrigues (Portugal), Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), Sophie Agnel (France), Gregory Büttner (Germany), Chris Heenan (USA/Germany), Alexander Frangenheim (Germany), Ariel Shibolet, Adi Snir, Roni Brenner, Michel Mayer, Ido Bukelman, Daniel Davidovsky."

-Ofer Bymel Website (http://oferbymel.blogspot.com/2010/09/biography.html)
11/12/2018

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track listing:


1. Yclept 1 6:36

2. Yclept 2 5:54

3. Yclept 3 6:30

4. Yclept 4 6:32

5. Yclept 5 13:31

6. Yclept 6 7:02

7. Yclept 7 8:11
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"From the first meaty whoomph of Damon Smith's arco bass, one is keenly aware of a strong connection to bassists like Peter Kowald and Buschi Niebergall. There's a workman-like physicality of horsehair on strings, as well as a muscular and bodily presence that, despite its massiveness; is almost balletic in its motions.

Oakland-based Smith readily acknowledges the influence of the German bassists; his first audio experience of freely improvised bass was Kowald's FMP LP Duos: Europa. With percussionist Weasel Walter, he's crafted an approach that balances perilously between careening expressiveness and exacting detail. But the "violent rage" that characterizes a Walter disc is only one facet of Damon Smith's work.

Witness Yclept, his latest collaboration with Tel Aviv saxophonist Ariel Shibolet and Hamburg trumpeter Birgit Ulher, herself a master carver of miniscule brassy flutters and gut-wrenching wails. The three are joined across seven improvisations by a group of musicians little known outside Israel: guitarists Roni Brenner and Michel Mayer, percussionist Ofer Bymel and saxophonist Adi Snir.

Groans, flutters and stuttering yelps jab and dive at one another across these sonic canvases, supported by long, crisp howls of bowed harmonics. Smith is the most identifiable colour here, a craggy yet humanistic brown amid the whitish-silver flecks of reed (?) chirps and brassy pops and clucks. The guitars seem to be prepared, contributing feedback and electrified plinks; like Bymel's snare and thick brushes, they fill the soundscape with spiky, pointillist gestures. The sixth section is certainly the most traditional, guitar scrapes and towel-damped toms shadowing urgent long tones.

It's something ineffable that makes an "improv" recording (i.e., not jazz or free-jazz) sing - one just knows when that sweet spot gets hit. Yclept is definitely an example of the indefinable "it."-Clifford Allen, Paris Transatlantic


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