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Andel, Laura: Somnambulist (Red Toucan)


 

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UPC: 620675182926

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9322
Squidco Product Code: 1924

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2003
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live on October 25th, 2002 in New York and on March 22nd & May 5th, 2002 in Boston.


Personnel:

Pamelia Kurstin-Theremin

Sam Furnace-Soprano saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

Oscar Noriega-Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Taylor Ho Bynum-Cornet

Ursel Schlicht-Piano

Reuben Radding-Double Bass

Tatsuya Nakatani-Drums, Gongs, Percussion

Danny Tunick-Vibraphone, Percussion

Kyoko Kitamura-Vocals, Electronics

Julie Kalu-Bass Trombone

Kenta Nagai-Fretless Guitar

Carl Maguire-Accordion

Jamie Baum-Flutes, Electronics

Stephanie Griffin-Viola

Laura Andel-Composition, Conducting

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track listing:


SomnambulisT 46:06

In The Midst 4:22

Murmur 6:02




Related Categories of Interest:

NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
The Americas
Compositional Forms
Large Ensembles
Before April-2006

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Somnambulist is Laura Andel's new work for 14 musicians and conductor. It was premiered on October 25, 2002 at the Consulate of Argentina. Through the act of conducting, Laura Andel shapes and forms her music, combining actions and sounds that are both well-defined and open. Somnambulist walks the fine line between real and surreal in the space and time between subtle and subversive.

Artist Biographies:

"Taylor Ho Bynum (b. 1975) has spent his career navigating the intersections between structure and improvisation - through musical composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through production, organizing, teaching, writing and advocacy. As heard on over twenty recordings as a bandleader, Bynum's expressionistic playing on cornet and his expansive vision as composer have garnered him critical attention as one of the singular musical voices of his generation. He currently leads his Sextet and 7-tette, and works with many collective ensembles including a duo with drummer Tomas Fujiwara, the improv trio Book of Three, the UK/US collaborative Convergence Quartet, the dance/music interdisciplinary ensemble Masters of Ceremony, and the trans-idiomatic little big band Positive Catastrophe.

His varied endeavors include his Acoustic Bicycle Tours (where he travels to concerts solely by bike across thousands of miles) and his stewardship of Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation (which he serves as executive director, producing most of Braxton's recent major projects). In addition to his own bands, his ongoing collaboration with Braxton, past work with other legendary figures such as Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor, and current collective projects with forward thinking peers, Bynum increasingly travels the globe to conduct community-based large ensembles in explorations of new creative orchestra music. He is also a published author and contributor to The New Yorker's Culture Blog, has taught at universities, festivals, and workshops worldwide, and has served as a panelist and consultant for leading funders and organizations. His work has received support from Creative Capital, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Chamber Music America, New Music USA, USArtists International, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation."

-Taylor Ho Bynum website (http://taylorhobynum.com/)
3/23/2017

"Tatsuya Nakatani. Acoustic Sound Artist, Master Percussionist. b. 1970, Osaka Japan

Tatsuya Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. He has released over eighty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since the mid-nineties, he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and independent venues. Infamous for his constant touring, Nakatani criss-crosses the country every year inspiring audiences with his pioneering sound. In addition to his solo performances, he conducts the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO), a mobile community engagement project which organizes local ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs.Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique musical approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear music.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. Utilizing drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the bows and mallets he handcrafts in his Kobo; he creates an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music that defies genre. His work references improvised-experimental music, free jazz, and noise, while still retaining the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music."

-Tatsuya Nakatani Website (http://www.hhproduction.org/tatsuya_bio.html)
3/23/2017

"A former journalist (Fuji Television Network Japan) with childhood piano training at Juilliard Pre-College and a stint as a Gulf War reporter on her résumé ('90-'91 working in Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia), Kyoko Kitamura is an oddball vocalist, composer and bandleader who has worked with many distinguished musicians including Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Coleman, William Parker and Reggie Workman.

She is a featured vocalist on Anthony Braxton's opera Trillium J (New Braxton House 2015), 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 (NBH 2014), Trillium E (NBH 2011, the first-ever studio-recording of an Anthony Braxton opera), and the Syntactical GTM Choir (NYC) 2011 (NBH 2012). Also known for her interdisciplinary projects, she released her first solo album Armadillo In Sunset Park in 2012, a collection of songs written for and choreographed by Mark Lamb Dance. She can also be heard on the critically acclaimed Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings release Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12 Records 2009), Jamie Baum's Solace (Sunnyside Records 2008), and Steve Coleman's Lucidarium (Label Bleu 2004) among others.

She currently works with Anthony Braxton as a vocalist in his Tri-Centric Orchestra and as the Director of Communications for his Tri-Centric Foundation. She studies counterpoint and Schoenberg harmony with Paul Caputo.

As for her own current projects, she leads Tidepool Fauna (Ingrid Laubrock on sax, Ken Filiano on bass) and co-leads Armadillo In Sunset Park (collaborative project with dancers of Mark Lamb Dance).

Kitamura has garnered critical praise for her "great vocal range, veering from wordless vocalese to near operatic feats" (AllAboutJazz) and All Music Guide describes her as "an expressive vocalist who knows how to be quirky and eccentric but is also quite musical." Most recently, in a performance with the Anthony Braxton Trio at the Angel City Jazz Festival in L.A. (Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Kyoko Kitamura), Robert Bush of AllAboutJazz wrote, "Enough cannot be said about the stunning abilities of Ms. Kitamura-she functions at the highest instrumental level and was able to deal with pages of dense notation, acrobatic intervals and intricate layering with devastating surety." "

-Kyoko Kitamura Website (http://www.kyokokitamura.com/biography/)
3/24/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Tatsuya Nakatani
Solo Drum Performance @ Squidco
(Squidco)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul)
Dialectrical
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Higuchi, Keiko
Between Dream And Haze
(Improvising Beings)
Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c)
Bathysphere
(Driff Records)
Nakatani-Kobo Special
Nakatani/Doneda: Duo & Nakatani: Gong at one special price.
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Gong
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Nakatani, Tatsuya & Michel Doneda
Duo
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt)
Owl Jacket [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Harada Condanction Ensemble, Masashi
Enterprising Mass of Cilia
(Emanem)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Present Presence
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Nakatani / Perlowin
Anatomy of a Moment
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum
Duo [DVD]
(New Braxton House)
Convergence Quartet, The
Slow and Steady
(NoBusiness)
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver
Book of Three: Continuum
(Relative Pitch)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Dixon, Bill
Envoi
(Victo)
Convergence Quartet, The
Live In Oxford
(FMR)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
The Middle Picture
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Convergence Quartet (Bynum / Einsenstadt / Hawkins / Lash)
Song / Dance
(Clean Feed)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Tsahar, Assif and the Zoanthropic Orchestra
Embracing the Void
(Hopscotch Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe Bass Quartet
High Definition
(Hatology)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Guewel
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
(Victo)
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Primal Communication
(H&H Production)
Braxton, Anthony
9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [DVD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Nakatani / Fells / Nicholson / MacDonald / Davidson
Aporias
(Creative Sources)
Andel, Laura
Electric Percussive Orchestra - In::tension:.
(Rossbin)
Braxton, Anthony Sextet
(Victoriaville) 2005
(Victo)
Tsahar, Sahar Project / Nakatani / The Kjla String Fourtet
Solitude
(Hopscotch Records)
N.R.A.
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(H&H Production)
New York Underground Orchestra, The
Fragments
(Hopscotch Records)
Blue Collar
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(Rossbin)
Tsahar, Assif / Nakatani, Tatsuya
Come Sunday
(Hopscotch Records)
Higuchi, Keiko
Between Dream And Haze
(Improvising Beings)
Midnight Doctors
Through A Screen And Into A Hole
(Ourodisc)
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Gong
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Nakatani, Tatsuya & Michel Doneda
Duo
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Houle, Francois / Marilyn Crispell
Any Terrain Tumultuous
(Red Toucan)
Leandre / Vidal / Boni
Trace
(Red Toucan)
Frith, Fred
Allies
(Recommended Records)
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Somnambulist
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Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Tatsuya Nakatani
Solo Drum Performance @ Squidco
(Squidco)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat (Bynum / Greene II / Jones / Altschul)
Dialectrical
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Bathysphere (with Bishop / Malaby / Ho Bynum / &c)
Bathysphere
(Driff Records)
Nakatani-Kobo Special
Nakatani/Doneda: Duo & Nakatani: Gong at one special price.
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Convergence Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum / Alexander Hawkins / Dominic Lash / Harris Eisenstadt)
Owl Jacket [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Harada Condanction Ensemble, Masashi
Enterprising Mass of Cilia
(Emanem)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Nakatani, Tatsuya
Present Presence
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Nakatani / Perlowin
Anatomy of a Moment
(Nakatani-Kobo)
Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum
Duo [DVD]
(New Braxton House)
Convergence Quartet, The
Slow and Steady
(NoBusiness)
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver
Book of Three: Continuum
(Relative Pitch)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Dixon, Bill
Envoi
(Victo)
Convergence Quartet, The
Live In Oxford
(FMR)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
The Middle Picture
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Convergence Quartet (Bynum / Einsenstadt / Hawkins / Lash)
Song / Dance
(Clean Feed)
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings
Madeleine Dreams
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)

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