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The first in a series of recordings from the shifting Circuit ea-improv ensemble, here with Trevor Taylor, Paul Dunmall, Jonathan Implett and Nick Stephens.
 

Circuit: Electro Acoustic Ensemble
Epiphany

Circuit: Electro Acoustic Ensemble: Epiphany (FMR)
Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    


"The music recorded here is the first in a series of recordings by CIRCUIT using varying personnel, all of whom had shown an interest in using live electronics to expand their music. The musicians were also chosen for their expertise in improvisation and their dedication and openness in creating and exploring new musical language. The advent of much faster computer processors has challenged the musician to use this speed to utilise far more sophisticated alogrithms and complex programs that can modulate sound in incredible ways and provide unprecedented real time control What you hear here is exactly what was played live, there was no post production manipulation or overdubbing of any kind."-FMR



"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.

As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).

In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.

In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."

Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
2/22/2017





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Product Information:

UPC: 649849982711

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 209-0906
Squidco Product Code: 11981

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Phoenix Studios Pinewood, Herts in July 2006 by teve Lowe.

Personnel:

Paul Dunmall-saxophones, electronics,

Jonathan Implett-trumpet, electronics,

Nick Stephens-bass

Trevor Taylor percussion, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. As a Feeling, An Epihany is 21:17

2. A Sudden Realisation Or Meaing Of Something 14:48

3. The Term Is Used In Either A Philosophical Or Literal Sense 15:09

4. To Signify That The Claimant 1:16

5. Has Found The Last Piece Of The Puzzle 2:33

6. And Now Sees The Whole 3:24