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Charles, Xavier & Terrie Ex: Addis (Terp (Konkurrent/Fishtank))

Seven unique duo improvisations between Ex guitarist Terrie and Xavier Charles on clarinet, an adventurous recording from an exotic garden in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

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UPC: 718752233125

Label: Terp (Konkurrent/Fishtank)
Catalog ID: terpis017
Squidco Product Code: 14066

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in Addis Abeba on May 5th & 7th, 2009 by Jeroen Visser at Fishing Bakery Labs.


Xavier Charles-clarinet

Terrie Ex-guitar

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track listing:

1. The Dog 7:05

2. The Bell 7:48

3. The Room 9:43

4. The Bird 8:36

5. The Horn 6:50

6. The Door 7:13

7. The Hammer 9:31

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"Seven duo improvisations recorded in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia in room 103 at Baro Hotel (Piazza) and Bateau Ivre (Kazanchis).

The Ex has a yearly project in which they invite different adventurous musicians to Ethiopia, to do concerts, workshops and various collaborations with local musicians. On earlier trips, in 2002 and 2004 we noticed that there was a big demand for "new" music. Young Ethiopian musicians were telling us that apparently most people from outside Ethiopia still thought that the main issue in Ethiopia were problems of poverty and hunger. But in fact there is a poverty of information and a big hunger for it!! From all the new and improvised music festivals we have played, we have connections with many musicians. In May 2009 we went with Silent Block from France who perform with tables full of self-made instruments and experimental electronica. Xavier Charles is one of the members. He is also an incredible clarinet improviser. Suddenly we found ourselves playing in a room in the Baro Hotel and outside in the garden of the Bateau Ivre bar. An adventure. "Addis" means "new". That's how it felt."-Terrie Ex, Wormer 2010

Artist Biographies:

"Terrie Ex, born in Westzaan, 12 october 1954. Started playing guitar when he co-founded the Ex in 1979. Kind of coincidence; it was the instrument no-one wanted to play. Some 1900 concerts with The Ex eversince. ( More than 2000 in total. Next to all Ex releases, he started free-improvising from the very start. From a little guitar solo on the Awara/Ex 7" in 1981, till recent tours with Han Bennink or impro-groups Offonoff or Lean Left (with Ken Vandermark, Andy Moor and Paal Nilssen-Love). Drives a year along 21 African countries with Emma Fischer in 1996. Starts in 2000 the TERP label, for his own impro-projects and African Music. Produced CD's with ao Tsehaytu Beraki, Getatchew Mekuria, Konono No.1 and Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed.

Played with:Sonic Youth, John Cale, Getatchew Mekuria, Herman Brood, Herr Seele, Kamagurka, Jan Mulder, Mekons, Chumbawamba, Tsehaytu Beraki, Peter Brozmann, Hamid Drake, Jan Akkerman, Djibril Diabate, Butch Morris, Mats Gustafsson, ICP, Wolter Wierbos, Wilbert de Joode, Zu, Guy Picciotto, Roy Paci, Cactus Truck, Christine Senaoui, Mary Oliver, Ig Henneman, Tim Hodgekinson, Michael Vatcher, Magpie Dancecompany, Alex d' Electrique, Ferrie Heyne, Saadet Turkoz, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, Melaku Belay, Endris Hassen, Misale Legesse, Noel Akchote, Akira Sakata,

Played duo gigs/tours with:Andy Moor, Han Bennink, Ab Baars, John Butcher, Rozemarie Heggen, Jaap Blonk, Paul Lovens, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joost Buis, Xavier Charles, Thurston Moore, Steve Beresford, Moe! Staiano, Katherina 'Ex' Bornefeld, Tony Buck, Tom Cora, Lasse Marhaug, Ken Vandermark, Steve Albini, Wim Janzen (accordeon), Rene van Barneveld, Onno Govaert. George Hadow, Romeo Mayor, Peter Zegveld."

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Other Releases With These Artists:
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Lean Left
Live At Area Sismica
Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo)
Live at Cafe Oto
Nilssen-Love / Terrie Ex
Ex, The
Joggers & Smoggers
(Ex Records)
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Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles)
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