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Great Waitress (Altman / Brooks / Mayas): Flock (Creative Sources)

A trio of improvising women that started in Australia in 2008 by clarinetist Laura Altman and accoridionist Monika Brooks, becoming a trio with Magda Maya on piano; here in two beautifully paced works recorded in churches in Sydney, 2013.
 

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UPC: 5609063402346

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs234
Squidco Product Code: 18784

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
"Rite" recorded by Jon Hunter at Paddington Uniting Church In Sydney Australia in January 2013. "Sownder" recorded by Jim Denley at Glebe Cafe Church, Sydney Australia, in February 2013.


Personnel:

Laura Altman-clarinet

Monica Brooks-accordion

Magda Mayas-piano

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Artist Biographies:

"Magda Mayas, born 1979, is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage.

Alongside the piano, Mayas has recently been performing on a Clavinet/Pianet, an electric piano from the 60s with strings and metal chimes, where she engages with noise and more visceral sound material, equally extending the instrumental sound palette using extended techniques and devices.Mayas performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers.Current projects are "Spill", a duo with drummer Tony Buck, a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax) and "Great Waitress", a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl).

She is currently undertaking Phd studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and investigating extended instrumental techniques, spectral music and psychoacoustics in an improvised music context.

Since 2013 she has also been producing radio pieces for ABC Australia and Deutschlandradio Kultur and has released 20 CDS to date.

Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia, Mexico and Lebanon and collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Andy Moor, Zeena Parkins, Joelle Leandre, Paul Lovens, Ikue Mori, Phill Niblock, Peter Evans, Andrea Neumann and Axel Dörner. She has performed at festivals and exhibitions such as Maerz Musik (2012,2015), Documenta (2012) or the Berlin Biennale ( 2014)."

-Magda Mayas Website (https://magdamayas.jimdo.com/bio-cv/)
6/14/2019

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track listing:


1. Rite 26:58

2. Sownder 10:05
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"From 2009 Laura Altman and Monika Brooks' duo excited the Sydney experimental scene, (of which they were important contributors), with quiet, ambiguous, ephemeral music - they treated duration as if it were precious.

Spawned from the Splinter Orchestra (splitrec 17), and mutated by current viruses, Altman's clarinet and Brook's accordion fused, not with lines, but with pools of sound, coexisting in an ecology that had no clear beginning or end - a calmly focussed, infinite field. As such, it was a seminal Sydney impro project.

In January 2009 the Berlin-based pianist Magda Mayas collaborated with them on a memorable performance at Sydney's Now now Festival. Mayas injected not only an array of startling sounds, but insistent motion to contrast the stasis.

Two years later they reconvened as a band for an intense period - a return appearance at the 2011 Now now Festival, gigs around Sydney, the SoundOut Festival Canberra and finally this studio session.

Great Waitress initially possessed a dual processor - the long durations and static patience of the duo and Mayas's compulsion for change. This created a vital rub - there was an edge between these world views. But as they evolved over this period, this duality splintered into multiplicity."-Great Waitress website



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