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Recordings of improvisations from different rooms with unique resonant properties, manipulated and organized into 5 compositions mixing musique concrete and e-a improv.

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures
Alibi Days

Butcher / Charles / Dorner - The Contest of Pleasures: Alibi Days (Potlatch)
Label: Potlatch    
Released in: France    

"Every acoustic musician is at the mercy of the sound of the room they play in. Whilst there may be awkward mismatches for composed music, improvisers can, if they wish, radically shape their music to the acoustics in which they find themselves. In Albi we explored this interplay a little further. Laurent Sassi recorded the trio in the large hall of L'Athanor cultural centre, in the extremely resonant antechamber of the Chapelle, in the Chapelle itself and in the dry studio of GMEA. Some situations used multiple instrument microphones, others room mics. We played inside the Chapelle, with the microphones outside the room; in the studio, where two mics per instrument could create parallel trios; in L'Athanor, with Laurent manipulating a live mix from distant microphones placed all around the room. The four of us then made pieces, edited from the many hours of music. Music concrete, composition maybe, that still, most of the time, to me anyway, sounds like musicians improvising together."-John Butcher

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Product Information:

UPC: 3491570000229

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P205
Squidco Product Code: 6442

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: France
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Laurent Sassi


John Butcher-tenor, soprano saxophones

Xavier Charles-clarinet

Axel Dorner-trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. les oignons (17:23)

2. l garden cress (6:30)

3. l winter squash (7:17)

4. l karfiol (17:39)

5. l les cornichons (11:56)