The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2018, Squidco LLC


Miguel, Sei: The Tone Gardens (Creative Sources)


 

Price: $15.95


Quantity:

Out of Stock


Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 5609063400670

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS067
Squidco Product Code: 6352

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in Lisbon, Funchal and Guimarães


Personnel:

Sei Miguel-pocket trumpet

Fala Mariam-alto trombone

Rafael Toral-electronics

César Burago-percussion

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. first garden 1

2. second garden

3. third garden



Total Time 52:44
Related Categories of Interest:

Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
June 2006
Free Improvisation
Quartet Recordings
Instant Rewards

sample the album:


descriptions, reviews, &c.
1 studio and 2 live pieces from this active quartet, led by trumpeter Miguel Sei. The pieces mix tonal brass work with chirping, ringing and scratching electronics and percussion. Sei has a muted and airy tone that contrasts with a bolder and smeary tone from trombonist Fala Mariam. Toral's electronics work well with Burago's minimal percussive additions, a curious combination that works well in this minimal environment. The playing is restrained and considerate, a mixture of traditional jazz voice with modern micro-improvisation in an electro-acoustic setting. Very interesting...

Read more about this item
The Squid
At The Squid's Ear!

Artist Biographies:

"Plays his trumpet with complete awareness of the whole Jazz history while dealing, as a music director, with the full spectrum of sound sources in a broad range of innovative (and often strange) solutions, including frequent use of electronics. He has created his own music system, allowing him to take his open pieces to a high degree of perfection.

Director, arranger and trumpeter, Sei Miguel considers himself a simple jazzman, which, he says, isn't always easy. Born in 1961, Paris, lived in Brazil and France until settling down in Portugal during the 80's. Since 1986 he has been directing formations of variable geometry. Having performed in Portugal, Germany, Italy and Brazil, among his many regular collaborators are not only guitarists Rafael Toral and Manuel Mota, but also extraordinaire trombone player and painter Fala Mariam and virtuoso percussionist César Burago. Miguel has also written music for theater and ballet."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Born in Lisbon. Some academic training did not foster in her an interest for musical creation. In 1980, during a trip to the north of India, she intuited the sacred fire of true music, that she will find again in the more initiatic jazz and the gratifying discovery of several trombonists. Sei Miguel´s "sideman" since 1983, she partakes in all his works."

-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/creative_artists.html)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Rafael Toral, born in Lisbon, 1967 has been intrigued by the potential of sound and the functions of music since he was a teenager. As a composer and performer, he has been deeply involved with Rock, Ambient, Contemporary, Electronic and Free Jazz music in different periods of his life.

Working with electric guitar and electronics, in the 1990's he created a blend of Ambient and Rock and recorded acclaimed albums like Wave Field or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance. By the early 2000's he arrived to a sense of accomplishment about his previous 15 years of work, also realizing the world needed a different creative response. He decided to start something new, as radically different from the previous phase as possible. In a transition to vulnerable action, he launched the alien-sounding Space Program in 2004, using experimental electronic instruments. It's been an ambitious long-term project exploring an approach to electronic music based on silence, through decision making and physical gesture, in a way inspired by post-free Jazz. The resulting music, "melodic without notes, rhythmic with no beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free - riddled with paradox but full of clarity and space", has been described as "a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers".

In the last 15 years he's been thinking and practicing an understanding of silence as "space", with a clear function in music creation but also as a metaphor for social relationships and a statement on information and sensory overload.

Performing solo or in numerous collaborations (including Jim O'Rourke, Jim Baker, Sei Miguel, Chris Corsano, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Tatsuya Nakatani, Manuel Mota, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Christian Marclay, Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham, Lee Ranaldo, C Spencer Yeh, and many others), he has been touring throughout Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Also active in visual and spatial arts, Toral has produced video and several installations from 1994 to 2003.

In 2014 he relocated to the mountains in central Portugal for a more sustainable life. In 2017, having concluded the Space Program's recording series, Toral is entering a wider field with multiple directions and possibilities. From his mountain studio, he also offers mastering services."

-Rafael Toral Website (http://rafaeltoral.net/about/)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Toral, Rafael / Hugo Antunes / Joao Pais Filipe / Ricardo Webbens
Space Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Toral, Rafael
Space Collective 2 Live [CASSETTE + download]
(Notice Recordings)
Miguel, Sei
Salvation Modes
(Clean Feed)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Burke, Rob / George Lewis / Paul Grabowsky / Mark Helias
Shift
(FMR)
Miguel, Sei
(Five) Stories Untold
(Clean Feed)
Iridium String Quartet (Rocha / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira)
Iridium String Quartet
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford
Sidereus Nuncius
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim
Nor
(Creative Sources)
Chrysakis / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Moimeme
Exaiphnes
(Creative Sources)
Frey, Jurg
Circles and Landscapes - works for solo piano played by Philip Thomas
(Another Timbre)
Rodrigues / Chaparreiro / Oliveira
Paris
(Creative Sources)
Lacy, Steve
Avignon and After - 2 (1972-7) Volume 2
(Emanem)
Rodrigues / Abdelnour / Dorner
NIE
(Creative Sources)
Ward / Hill / Lash / Sanders
Predicate
(FMR)
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Goncalves /...
suspensao [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)
Miguel, Sei
Esfingico - Suite for a Jazz Combo
(Clean Feed)
Loris: Farmer / Hughes / Jones
the cat from cat hill
(Another Timbre)
Halvorson Trio, Mary
Dragon's Head
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Rodrigues / Davidson / Rodrigues / Faustino
Fower
(Creative Sources)
Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida)
A Brush with Dignity
(Clean Feed)
Morris / Fell / Ward
The Necessary And The Possible
(Les Disques Victo)
Gayle, Charles Trio
Spirits Before
(Silkheart)
Bik Bent Braam
Extremen
(BBB)
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Nakamura, Toshimaru
Map
(Potlatch)
Variable Geometry Orchestra
Stills
(Creative Sources)
Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
(Creative Sources)

Search for other titles on the Creative Sources label.