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Hocevar, Dre : Collective Effervescence (Clean Feed)

Freely improvised collective with an electroacoustic inclination and chamber music reserve from the quintet of Dre Hoceva (drums), Bran De Looze (piano), Lester St. Louis (cello), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and Philip White (electronics & signal processing).
 

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UPC: 5609063003604

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF360CD
Squidco Product Code: 21567

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studios in Brooklyn, New York, on November 24th and 25th, 2014 by Dave Darling.


Personnel:

Lester St.Louis-cello

Bram De Looze-piano

Dre Hocevar-drums

Chris Pitsiokos-saxophone

Philip White-electronics & signal processing

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track listing:


1. Unknown Unknowns 6:20

2. Notifications as a Theory of Consciousness 11:36

3. Interaction, Complexity, Affordances 7:18

4. Third Portrait of The Exemplary.... 9:03

5. Imaginary_Synthesis Within Sublime Inside 10:52

6. 1987's 10:44

7. The Revolutions of Many Others 10:46
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"After the success of Coding of Evidentiality, Dre Hocevar is back-not with his trio, but with a quintet, considering the inner transformations to a quartet and again to a trio, expanding the original quest of ―Collective Effervescence‖. Cellist Lester St. Louis and pianist Bram De Looze are one more time associated with the percussionist and composer: if you're a sports fan, you know that we can't mess with a victorious team.

The electroacoustic dimension of Dre's sound world was initiated with the composition Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), through the hands of Sam Pluta. In this album, Philip White's analog electronic work and signal processing along with saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, also known as a member of the noise-jazz combo Protean Reality, thoughtfully integrate and further develop Hocevar's innovative compositional work. So, the music grew and became wider in range, without losing detail, subtlety, and nuance. Or even intimacy: the chamber music-like ambiance keeps being the salient quality of this group.

The concept too: this is collective, interactive, empathic music and the quantity of musicians associated turn that condition, even more clear. Finally, the title of the album - the mentioned Collective Effervescence is a telling metaphor for what's happening here, considering the strong interest in the unseen vibrations of air and bodies, sometimes dense, but always dissipating in perspectives on silence, the principle, the basis and the end of all music."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies:

"Dré Hočevar (b. 1987, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a composer, performer, and cross-disciplinary artist frequently performing across the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is Clean Feed Records recording artist with his fourth album Surface of Inscription to be released in May 2017. As a performer, he is currently a member of Nate Wooley's Knknighgh Quartet and is directing ensembles Coding of Evidentiality, Collective Effervescence and Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder. Hočevar's teachers include Steve Lehman, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Carvin and Joe Morris. He currently lives in New York City where he co-directs a weekly series New Forum, and is preparing for his doctoral studies in composition."

-Dre Hocevar Website (http://drehocevar.com/)
5/25/2017

"Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis and Helmut Lachenmann. Chris has had the opportunity to perform/collaborate with Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Henry Kaiser, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Paul Lytton, Tim Dahl, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C. Spencer Yeh, Ikue Mori, Nate Wooley and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. His records can be found on Clean Feed, New Atlantis, One Hand Records, Carrier Records, Ug Explode, and his own imprint, Eleatic Records. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris was a long time DJ at WKCR-FM and has been producing concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan for four years."

-Chris Pitsiokos Website (http://www.chrispitsiokos.com/bio.html)
5/25/2017

"The music of composer, performer, improviser, and sound designer PHILIP WHITE (b.1981) is known for its ecstatic intensity and expressive sonic palette. Working with an array of homemade electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music, White exploits the tension between rigorous, closed electronic systems and the urgency of human compulsion.

In addition to his solo work ("bona fide evocative music," Brooklyn Rail, "vibrant textural tapestry" (Wall Street Journal) current projects include R WE WHO R WE with Ted Hearne ("utterly gripping" Time Out Chicago) and a duo with Chris Pitsiokos ("annihilating and enervating" Village Voice).

Philip has also performed with such diverse musical talents as Toshimaru Nakamura, Kronos Quartet, Tomomi Adachi, Paula Matthusen, Sam Pluta, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, Suzanne Thorpe, Bob Bellerue, Weasel Walter, Hans Tammen, Aram Shelton, Gene Coleman, MV Carbon, Phillip Stearns, Pete Edwards, Molly Bradbury and Jeff Donaldson, and he has worked closely with visual artists Seth Gadsden and Kevin Taylor. Recent performances include Carnegie Hall (NYC), Brooklyn Academy of Music, ISSUE Project Room (NYC), Diapason (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Silent Barn (NYC), Spectrum (NYC), Center for New Music (SF) Bent Festival, Red Room (Baltimore), Fylkingen (Stockholm), and the American Academy in Rome.

Outside of the music world, he has worked closely with several artists in the dance/performance/theater realm including Ralph Lemon, Nora Chipaumire, Urban Bush Women, Daniel Fish and he is currently collaborating with Jim Findlay on a musical based on the works of Bruce Haack.

Philip has been an artist in residence at Electronic Music Foundation, Harvestworks, High Concept Labs and the Rensing Center. He has lectured at Wesleyan University, University of Texas, University of Chicago, University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston.

He received his BA in Music from the College of Charleston (working closely with Trevor Weston and Quentin Baxter) and an MFA in Electronic and Recorded Media from Mills College (working closely with James Fei)."

-Philip White Website (http://prwhite.net/about/)
5/25/2017

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