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Bassist and electronic artist Adam Linson brought this group together to explore new contexts at the intersection of jazz and computer music using real-time processing and interactive electronics.

Linson, Adam Systems Quartet (Dorner / Mahall / Linson / Lytton)
Figures And Grounds

Linson, Adam Systems Quartet (Dorner / Mahall / Linson / Lytton): Figures And Grounds (psi)
Label: psi    
Released in: Great Britain    

"My role in bringing together this group was to provide a new context for the diverse talents of these musicians. From the outset, the aim of the group was to explore the range of possibilities at the intersection of jazz and computer music.

To extend the musical environment of the improvisational jazz quartet, I took live acoustic audio feeds from the four of us and subjected them to an array of manipulations including real-time signal processing - to provide an added point of interaction for the instruments being processed - and time-delayed sampling and layering (also subjected to signal processing) to multiply the instrumental voices and provide additional lines and textures with which to interact. In some cases I would set up and interactive electronic environment and return to the bass. In other cases, I would set aside the bass temporarily to actively "conduct" the array input and output feeds. [...]"-Adam Linson, from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 5030243110520

Label: psi
Catalog ID: 11.05
Squidco Product Code: 14885

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded on January 14th, 2008 by Adam Linson in his studio, Josetti Hofe, Berlin.


Axel Dorner-trumpet, electronics

Rudi Mahll-bass clarinet

Adam Linson-double bass, electronics

Paul Lytton-drums, percussion

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