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The large Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, led by Raymond MacDonald, met trombonist George Lewis in 2012 at CCA in Glasgow to record this two part work based on a set of instructions presented graphically, plus an extended free improvisation.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra & George Lewis
Artificial Life 2007

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra & George Lewis: Artificial Life 2007 (FMR)
Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Arttfical Life 2007 3 tracks were recorded at the CCA in Glasgow in early December 2012 and was produced by Una Macglone and one of the saxophonists with the band. Raymond MacDonald's GIO (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra) have now thoroughly established themselves as one of the most interesting and creative large improvisin ensembles in the UK, and had done many collaborations with great improvisers across the globe. GIO first worked with George Lewis in 2003 This new version of George Lewis' Artificial Life 2007 was recorded at Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's tenth-anniversary festival in 2012. The innovative US trombonist and composer's score is a set of instructions, presented graphically on a grid, which the musicians respond to as they see fit. When, what and how to play is up to them, unless indicated otherwise. The result is an extremely detailed music, based on textural rather than harmonic or rhythmic development."-FMR

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Product Information:

UPC: 0616932200564

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 366-1013
Squidco Product Code: 18465

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at the CCA, Glasgow on December 2nd, 2012 by Kenny Macleod.


Rick Bamford-drums

Stu Brown-drums

George Burt-acoustic guitar

Neil Davidson-electric guitar

Robert Henderson-trumpet

Fergus Kerr-french horn

George Lewis-trombone

George Lyle-double bass

Nicola MacDonald-voice

Raymond MacDonald-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Jim McEwan-rhodes, electronics

Una MacGlone-double bass

Nicole McNeilly-trombone

George Murray-trombone

Peter Nicholson-cello

Maggie Nicols-voice

Anne Rankin-oboe

Emma Roche-flute

Gerry Rossi-piano

Liene Rozite-flute

Armin Sturm-double bass

Graeme Wilson-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Artificial Life 2007: Page One 10:00

2. Artificial Life 2007: Page Two 18:40

3. Free Improvisation 19:54