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Trio Sowari: Durrant / Denzler / Beins: Three Dances (Potlatch)

 

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UPC: 3700078412725

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P105
Squidco Product Code: 5154

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: France
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded at "La Muse en Circuit" on November 21, 2004


Personnel:

Phil Durrant-software sampler, synth, treatments

Bertrand Denzler-tenor saxophone

Burkhard Beins-percussion & objects

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track listing:


1. Rondo 15:46

2. Bolero 11:04

3. Tumble 25:22




Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings

Objects and Home-made Instruments

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descriptions, reviews, &c.
"Phil Durrant is one of the most important improvisers in Europe, yet one rarely encounters his name with anywhere near the frequency (or admiration). Part of a generation of players who, like saxophonist John Butcher, are highly influenced by the first wave of British free improvisation (not just Parker and Bailey, but John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble), Durrant has also served as a key link between this style of improvisation and the newer styles of post-AMM improvisation. His projects are too numerous to list, but it is significant that this fine trio - Durrant (who leaves his violin in its case in favor of software sampler, synthesizer, and electronic treatments), tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and percussionist Burkhard Beins - has chosen to name itself after Durrant's 1996 solo recording on Acta. That disc represented one of Durrant's earliest reconsiderations of his instrument and improvisational style, a register of his ongoing musical courage. And while this trio music isn't exactly a wholesale reconceptualization, it is nonetheless a powerful document that focuses its energies in a provocative way."-Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine

Artist Biographies:

"Phil Durrant. Born 1957; software synth/sampler, live electronics and acoustic violin.

Phil Durrant studied classical violin and piano at the London College Of Music. Since 1977 he has been a freelance musician, improviser and composer. He has performed at festivals all over Europe, U.S.A and Canada and has had his music broadcast on radio and television in many countries.

Current electronic projects include Ticklish, Secret Measures (with John Butcher), Lunge (with Gail Brand, Pat Thomas and Mark Sanders) and the international electronic orchestra, Mimeo. He also plays violin in Assumed Possibilities (with Chris Burn, Rhodri Davies and Mark Wastell), "Beinhaltung", a trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn another trio with Berlin musicians, Burkhard Beins and Ignaz Schick, and the string quartet Quatuor Accorde, with Tony Wren, Charlotte Hug and Mark Wastell. Durrant has also played in the very influential trio with John Butcher and John Russell, as well as the Chris Burn Ensemble.

During his career he has played with many creative and important musicians, including: Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Grooverider, Shut up and Dance, John Zorn, Phil Minton, and Tom Cora. He has also been awarded various Arts Council grants to research and develop his use of electronics. Two current duo projects - at early 2001 - were: Durrant, violin and software synth/sampler with Wade Matthews, bass clarinet, alto flute; and Durrant software synth/sampler with Mark Sanders drums and sequenced samples.

Phil Durrant has also been collaborating and composing music for a wide variety of choreographers. These include PLastic chill, In the face of a stranger and Deja deux with Maxine Doyle; Salome, Concrete and On stage with Susanne Thomas; Partial site, near view and Delay for five with Gill Clarke; Future perfekt with Ana Sanchez-Colberg; and Borderlander and Home zone with Sophia Lycouris. Salome, Concrete and Partial site, near view were site-specific and involved speaker systems in a number of different rooms. He recently wrote the music for a new play by Nick Sutton called Home movies."

-European Free Improv (EFI) (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdurrant.html)
10/11/2017
"Bertrand Denzler is a tenor saxophone player. He has played in Europe and Latin America both as a solo act and with musicians such as Xavier Charles, Peter Frils Nielsen, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Barry Guy, Ninh Lê Quan, Urs Leimgruber, Günter Müller, Bob Ostertag, Norbert Pfammatter, Hasse Poulsen, Mark Sanders, Mathieu Werchowski, and Otomo Yoshihide. He is a member of the groups Hubbub, Nanocluster, Laps, Denzler-Mariage, A3/1, and Chamaeleo Vulgaris. He has put out a number of compact discs on various labels."-ActuelleCD.com (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/denzler_be/)
10/11/2017

"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

-Burkhard Beins Website (http://www.burkhardbeins.de/cv.html)
10/11/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Seen, The
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)
Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel
Fracture Mechanics
(Mikroton Recordings)
Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson)
Sektion 3-7 [2 CDs]
(Umlaut Records)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner
Le Ring
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins
Future Perfect
(Mikroton Recordings)
Zoor
Volumes A + B
(Umlaut Records)
Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal
Heretofore
(Umlaut Records)
Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach
Gluck
(Mikroton Recordings)
Horns (feat. Bertrand Denzler)
Horns 1.2
(Confront)
Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM
Morph
(Confront)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher
Conceits (1987/1992)
(Emanem)
Chamaeleo Vulgaris
Ouverture Facile
(Leo Lab)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
(Confront)
Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury
Variable Formations
(Another Timbre)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Various Artists
PRES Revisited. Jozef Patkowski In Memoriam
(Bolt)
Mimeo
WIGRY [2 VINYL LPs]
(Monotype)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Denzler, Bertrand
Tenor
(Potlatch)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs
Phosphor 2
(Potlatch)
Polwechsel & John Tilbury
Field
(Hatology)
Warburton, Dan
Profession Reporter
(Aural Terrains)
Trio Sowari (Beins, Denzler, Durrant)
Shortcut
(Potlatch)
Baron / Denzler / Guionnet / Rives
Propagations
(Potlatch)
Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova
(Absinth Records)
Polwechsel
Archives of the North
(Hatology)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2005 [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Butcher / Durrant / Lovens /Malfatti / Russell
News From the Shed
(Emanem)
Rowe, Keith / Beins, Burkhard
Erstwhile Live 001
(erstwhile)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
(Meniscus)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Open
(erstwhile)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Seen, The
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)
Beins, Burkhard / Lucio Capece / Martin Kuchen / Paul Vogel
Fracture Mechanics
(Mikroton Recordings)
Neukollner (Denzler / von Schlippenbach / Grip / Johansson)
Sektion 3-7 [2 CDs]
(Umlaut Records)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner
Le Ring
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM
Morph
(Confront)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher
Conceits (1987/1992)
(Emanem)
Chamaeleo Vulgaris
Ouverture Facile
(Leo Lab)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
(Confront)
Chang / Davies / Drouin / Durrant / Patterson / Tilbury
Variable Formations
(Another Timbre)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Various Artists
PRES Revisited. Jozef Patkowski In Memoriam
(Bolt)
Mimeo
WIGRY [2 VINYL LPs]
(Monotype)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Denzler, Bertrand
Tenor
(Potlatch)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs
Phosphor 2
(Potlatch)
Polwechsel & John Tilbury
Field
(Hatology)
Warburton, Dan
Profession Reporter
(Aural Terrains)

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