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Sharrock, Linda The Network: They Begin To Speak [2 CDs] (Improvising Beings)

Improvising vocalist Linda Sharrock in a 2 CD release, one live with a sextet including trumpeter Itaru Oki and pianist Eric Zinman, one in the studio in a quartet with Derek Saw on trumpet and John Jasnoch on electric guitar, both performing the complex 3 part title track.

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UPC: 0641243280301

Label: Improvising Beings
Catalog ID: ib46
Squidco Product Code: 22006

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: France
Packaging: Jewel Case
Studio Album recorded at Studio Septieme Ciel, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on May 20th, 2015

Live Album recorded at The Lescar, Sheffield, U.K. on May 5th, 2015.


Linda Sharrock-vocals

Mario Rechtern-reeds, saxolin

Itaru Oki-trumpet, flugelhorn, flutes

Claude Parle-accordion

Cyprien Busolini-violin

Eric Zinman-piano

Yoram Rosilio-doublebass, percussion

Makoto Sato-drums

Mario Rechtern-reeds, saxolin

John Jasnoch-electric guitar

Derek Saw-trumpet

Charlie Collins-percussion

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"Itaru Oki (沖至) was born in Suma-Ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan on 10th September 1941. Oki Itaru was raised in a rich musical environment; his father was a player of the Shakuhachi (Japanese vertical flute) and his mother was a master of the Koto (Japanese horizontal harp) of the Ikuta School. He started to play the trumpet in his high school brass band before playing in a Dixieland style band and then in a bop band. In the late 1960's, the trumpeter began playing free jazz. He changed his place of performance from Kansai (a western area of Japan) to Tokyo in 1965. After improving his skill in many groups, he joined an experimental unit "ESSG" of Togashi Masahiko and Sato Masahiko. Oki made his first tour to Europe with the ESSG in 1969. After being back from Europe, he formed the Oki Itaru Trio, which later grew into a quartet. In June 1974, he moved to Paris, France. After living in Lyon for a while, he moved back to Paris in December 1999. Until the present, Oki has continually performed at concerts and festivals in France and various other countries in Europe." (

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Claude Parle born Nanterre (France); Born at Sens (France, 89) ; March 4, 1947;; 2016 Performance Buto Dance with Daï Matsuoka (from Sankai Juku) at Bertin Poirée Space - Paris; Festival "Arts Levants" Paris/Tokyo. Rencontre avec Mudai (danse Buto); Subphonic Orchestra at Prieuré de Vausse (Bourgonia); ; Juillet Rencontre avec Raymond Boni à Espace en Cours (R. Boni, J.M. Foussat, Claude Parle Soirée clôture à Espace Vitet: Sarrussophones Orchester ( Five one ! ); ; 2015 Session with Linda Sharrock, Cyp Busolini, Yoram Russilo, Makoto Sato, Itaru Oki, Eric Zinman, Marco Reichtern ( CD of this session); Outcome of a CD: "Bien Mental" at "Fou Records" (João Camões, Claude Parle, Jean Marc Foussat); ; Juin Creation of a new space place in Paris: The Spare Place, 111 rue Pelleport.; Sept Creation of the "Subphonic Orchestra" : Jouk Minor, Ugo Boscain, Jean Querlier, Anita Glodeck, Claude Parle;; 2014 Various collaborations with writing & theater (Patrice Cazelles, Blandine Scelles) (Milano Laboratorio Teatrale Aperto di Francesca Vaccaro Due); ; 2013 Expérience sonique XIV : Now Cut; CP+Cathy Heyden; CP+Eliane Blaise; Cp+Guill Loisillon; Specious Daimon; Hipie Diktat;; ; Concert à "La Marguerite": Ugo Boscain, Fred Marty, CLaude Parle+Itaru Oki; ; Mai Concert à "Espace en Cours" J.L Petit, C.Parle, Benjamin Duboc, Hugo boscain; ; Juin Montreuil - 4ème Festival des Dimanches de l'Impro de la Guillotine : Duo Cathy Heyden + Claude parle; ; 2012 "Sessions mémorables" Avec : Carol Robinson, Cyprien Busolini, Charlotte Testu, Claude Parle; Juin Concert inaugural à "TrashVortex" Ivry sr Seine: " Expériment#6 " for "Large ensemble" : Eve Risser, Cyprien Busolini, Deborah Walker, Wilfried Wendling, Frédéric Maintenant, Claude Parle. Concert "Large Ensemble" créé à mon initiative basée sur l'exploration des microtonalités & des micro clusters. Oct Festival Buto à Bilbao ( Avec Marianella Lèon Ruiz) Tour à Trieste "Festival inutilità" et Lubjiana avec "Frasques" Trio Parle, Ugo Boscain, Fred Marty); 2011 "Experiment #4" pr 2Cordes & 2Vents Deborah Wlker&Cyprien Busolini+C.P & Adèle Wolf; Mars Performance à la Galerie de la Pointe à l'occasion de la sortie du disque "Occupé" (Algha Margen) Michel Potage, Jack Berrocal, Pierre Bastien, Claude Parle.; ; Sept Festival Buto à Barcelone ( avec Marianela Lèon Ruiz); ; Oct Au Kibélé : Jack Wright(sax), Dan Warburton(viol), Claude Parle(acc), Johan Nystrom(perc),; ; Nov "SKIN - Improvisation #7 " Atsushi Takenouchi Jinen Butoh Solo. Musiciens : Claude PARLE (Accordéon), Hiroko KOMIYA (voix, objets sonores); ; 2010 Festival Buto à Bertin Poirée: Danse : Masaki Iwana , création : "Princesse Uragiri"; ; Création à Bertin Poirée:"Breakfast of the Sea Dragon" Claude Parle :musique & écriture; Marguerite Papazoglou, chorégraphie/ Danse; ; Soirée Exceptionnelle à la Société des Curiosités : Jack Wright / Claude Parle; ; Mai Festival "Danse Directe #13" :" La danse Buto rencontre des musiciens improvisateurs Légendaires ". Avec Masaki Iwana, Moeno Wakamatsu, Marianela Lèon-Ruiz (danse) Kamel Zekri, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, (Tournée en Normandie); ; Rencontre avec Bob Marsh "Les Michelins" les 22 & 23 Mai 2010chorégraphie/ Danse;; ; 2009 Performance à la Galerie Tampon (Paris) Avec Jean-Luc Petit (sax), Mathias Pontévia(drums), Claude Parle (acc); ; Création : "Hommage à Jean Langlais" .Festival danse Buto à "la Maison du Buto Blanc" La Pérrotière (Normandie); ; 2008 Buto Festival in Roma, "Furio Camillo" theatre 26, 27/02, Performance with Samantha; Marenzi & Alessandra Christiani.; ; Dance/Performances with Toru Iwashita (Galerie Tampon; Espace Bertin Poirée) Paris.; ; Buto Festival at Bertin Poirée with Cinzia Menga ( 11 & 13 June); Performance with Yoko Miura (12 juillet, Galerie Tampon)[+ Guest : François Tusques] ; Performance with Moeno Wakamatsu, Fondaction Boris Vian (Paris)October; Encount with Steve Dalachinsky (plus Didier Lassérre) at Librairie Apsara (Paris; ; 2006 Buto festival Bertin Poirée, Paris. Dance : Joan Laage; ; 2004 Buto Festival at Proscénium théâtre, Paris (10/14 mai); With :MasakiIwana,AtsushiTakenutchi,Gyohei Zaitsu,MakiWatanabe,; Cinzia Menga, Yumi Fujitani.(Solo dancers) Music : Claude Parle; (Produced and managed by C. Parle);; 2003 "Nova Musica " Festival in Paris (Org : Reina Portuondo-Daniel Kientzy); Buto Festival in Roma "Transform'azioni" Teatro Furio Camillo; Lives performances with Masaki Iwana at "La perrotière" (Normandie); ; 2002 Japan Tour "IMPROVISATIONS 7" The 15/16 May at Tokyo; 19/20 at Kyoto; With Toru Iwashita (Danse) Claude Parle (Accordéon) Wilbert de Joode (Bass); ; 2002/2001 Many "Music/dance" sessions (With Masaki Iwana,Mindora,Maki Watanabe, Toru Iwashita); ; 2000 Listener in DEA of musicology, (GRM cursus); Musical Researches Group of "Radio-France"; ; 1999 "Engagement avec les substances II". Four performances Accordion; solo/Dance with Masaki Iwana at "Boris Vian" foundation in Paris.; ; 1998/1997 After fourteen years of works apart (Studio, electro-acoustic researches,; Soundtracks for theatre , poetry) Come back to stage with Buto dancers.; ; 1995 (Startin' from) Conservatoire of Nanterre (Close Paris; Philippe Leroux,; master of art) Starting working with "computer assisted music".; ; 1990/1984 Reseaches on body/sounds/space/speech.; ; 1984/1972 Sessions/interventions/installations with writers, poets, visual artists.; Performance at Museum of Modern Arts (Arc 2); Creation of soundtrack for an exposition, "Galerie du Luxembourg"; (Paris) "Galerie des Philosophes", (Genève, 1973); ; 1978 "Sens' Music Meeting": First international festival of improvising music.; ; 1973/1970 Many concerts ...; American Embassy (Don Cherry, Okai Temiz, Johnny Dyani); Chateauvallon (1972) "Don Cherry New Researches"; Pop Music shows (Soft Machine); ; 1972/1967 Works with Jac Berrocal (Duet Accordion/Cornet); ; 1972/1970 "Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes" (Practical school of high studies); (Roland Barthes, seminary director); ; 1969/1967 Dijon University (Sciences and Letters); ; 1967/1958 Accordion studies, classical Formation. (Europe Cup, 1964)

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"Cyprien Busolini: violist Born in 1978. After classical studies of viola, Cyprien Busolini focuses mainly on contemporary repertoire and improvisation. He obtained a first viola prize at the CNR Rueil-Malmaison in the class of Françoise Gneri, then he perfected with P.Faure and P.H.Xuereb. His great interest in contemporary music and especially new works allows him to work with many composers like L.Naon, HULehmann, T.Johnson, JLGuionnet ... He has also played or created some of their solo pieces or sets. Improvisation allows him to work on other sound fields and to explore his instrument in a more personal way, notably on non-melodic and non-harmonic parameters but more focused on the matter of sound. Regularly, he works with dancers, actors, either in improvisation or for shows whose musical part he elaborates. On the other hand, he occasionally runs improvisation workshops for children. He currently plays in different ensembles, Dedalus, Onceim, and various groups of improvisation as well as in the whole Fratres, old music ensemble on old instruments. He has made several solo or Dedalus ensemble recordings, the Diagonal ensemble, but also with Garth Knox and various improvisational discs."

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"Eric Zinman was born and educated in Boston, MA . He studied music/composition with Bill Dixon at Bennington College and later George Russell and Jimmy Giuffre at New England Conservatory. He formed a piano trio with percussionist Laurence Cook, bassist Craig Schildhauer and later bassists John Voigt and Jacob William. For years, he has been an active producer, performer and organizer and composer and arranger of ensembles in Boston including Citizen's Orchestra with Stanley Jason Zappa and the ensemble New Language Collaborative with Syd Smart, drums and Glynis Lomon, cello. Turning away from the music scene he worked in theatre, with poets and with painter Linda Clave. Mr. Zinman has collaborated with artist, Aldo Tambellini in presenting performances which used Tambellini's films, videos and poetry read with poet singer actress Lo Galluccio. In 2006, he began to play and gain recognition in Europe in collaboration with Austrian based musician/artist Mario Rechtern, and a trio with French bassist Benjamin Duboc and percussionist Didier Lasserre and later Makoto Sato with bassist Yoram Rosillio He has performed in 6 different countries and has been reviewed in 5 different languages. Since 2005 musician/composer Eric Zinman has been recorded and produced on Cadence(US), Ayler, (France) Studio234(USA), Improvising Beings(France. ) and"Nottwo Records(Poland). He is listed in the 19th edition Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings."

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"Contrabassist from the " EDIM , Yoram Rosilio has been scouring the Parisian scenes since 2000 and participated in more than 250 concerts in the Parisian cinemas. At the same time, he recorded several albums in very different styles (Tiramisu, Ocho Soles, Damien Ossart trio, Zephyr Septet ...). He studied the oud and oriental music in parallel with Michel Arkache and Riadh Ghdir. Since 2006, alongside Soraya Djebbar, choreographer in contemporary dance he experimented the alliance of dance and music in improvisation. These two main sources of inspiration, both instrumental and conceptual, are Charles Mingus and William Parker. He met the latter on his last trip to New York. Although Jazz, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Song, Traditional, Free ..., Jazz is the greatest artistic satisfaction and the most rewarding experiences. In September 2006, he founded the Bar-Kochba Quintet which combines free jazz and oriental music."


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Drummer Makoto Sato has been a member of Marteau Rouge, Nuts, and has recorded with Joe McPhee, Marteau Rouge, Evan Parker, Nuts (Benjamin Duboc, Rasul Siddik, Itaru Oki, Didier Lasserre, Sato), Linda Sharrock, Itaru Oki, Mario Rechtern, Makoto Sato, Eric Zinman & Yoram Rosilio.

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track listing:


They Begin To Speak - Studio Part.1 20:24

They Begin To Speak - Studio Part.2 20:26

They Begin To Speak - Studio Part.3 12:58


They Begin To Speak - Live Part.1 22:54

They Begin To Speak - Live Part.2 12:23

They Begin To Speak - Live Part.3 16:19
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"From the new half live, half studio 2xCD, "They Begin To Speak". Both discs present near hour-long versions of the title track respectively. True to the spirit of the project, the live disc was actually performed first in 2015, recorded at The Lescar in Sheffield, UK. Sharrock, along with a mix of musicians, both new and from the prior performance, recreated the experience two months later in a studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. She was aided by dozens of improv luminaries during both events, such as Charlie Collins (I've heard of him!), John Jasnoch, Dereck Saw, and Itaru Oki. Still, Sharrock has an impressive way of charging through their determined cacophony and taking center stage by means of upping the ante. If the album is as wild and inspired in its entirety as the above excerpt, then two hours won't seem much of a chore."-Improvising Beings

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