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Muller / Kahn / Wolfarth

Muller / Kahn / Wolfarth: Drumming (Creative Sources)
Label: Creative Sources    
Released in: Portugal    

"To me, the pick of the litter is the wondrous Drumming (CS 049). Günter Müller (ipod and electronics), Jason Kahn (laptop), and Christian Wolfarth (percussion) are all renowned percussionists but, as you can see, only Wolfarth actually works with that instrumentation. And what's immediately compelling about these nine improvisations (all entitled "Drumming") is how they resist and evade conventional percussive strategies. They move, they pulse, they pace and accent; but they aren't bound by any repeating figures or meters. The integration of electronics and conventional percussion is quite seamless, revealing a sonic mix not unlike that heard on Plus Minus recordings (though the music is quite different, altogether more burbling and active). Occasionally, as on "Drumming 2", Wolfarth plays with a hypnotic insistence; but it does more to accentuate the liquid work of his colleagues than anything else. Many of the pieces are quite cavernous sounding, and Müller in particular is an effective and creative player in this kind of context. Yet even when the trio isn't constructing densely layered pieces (as on the squeaking "Drumming 5"), their sense of contrast and dynamics is excellent. My only quibble is that many of the pieces are abruptly cut off, suggesting some kind of radical editing. But this disc deserves to be heard nonetheless."-Jason Bivins (One Final Note)

" is a musician, artist and writer. He was born 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He re-located to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich.

As an electronic musician, vocalist and drummer Kahn collaborates regularly with many musicians, both in improvised settings and in the context of graphical scores which he composes for specific groups.

Kahn has exhibited his installations in museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites internationally. These works focus on the idea of space: the conceptual and physical juncture points, its production and dissolution, and our relation to it as a political, social and environmental medium.

Kahn's other activities include sound pieces for radio, film, dance and theater. He has also designed numerous CD, LP and cassette covers. As a writer, his work has appeared in books, magazines and as liner notes to many audio publications.

Performing regularly around the world, Kahn has given concerts throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and South Africa.

In 2011 Kahn started the Editions imprint to publish his own recordings and writings."

-Jason Kahn Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063400496

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS049
Squidco Product Code: 5339

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on October 29, 2004 at the Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik, Zurich, Switzerland


Günter Müller-ipod, electronics

Jason Kahn-laptop

Christian Wolfarth-percussion

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