For their first album together the trio of Bryan Qu on alto saxophone & objects, Quincy Mayes on piano & objects, and Mark Ballyk on percussion, voice & objects, resolved to live together for three months, achieving through intense effort the synthesis of different approaches to improvisation to create this large and encompassing "imaginary film".
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF486CD
Squidco Product Code: 26173
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Dystillation Studios, during June and July 2017, by Dystil.
Bryan Qu-alto saxophone, objects
Quincy Mayes-piano, objects
Mark Ballyk-percussion, voice, objects
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1. Imaginary Film 2:00
2. One in the Age of None 2:38
3. Ink Pots 2:53
4. Obligatory Post-Neverdom 1:39
5. 2017s Containers 2:19
6. dreamingmatrices 5:13
7. Hollowed Hope 0:43
8. Surge Toward Untruths 3:54
9. Afterward's Horizon (If It Ever Comes) 3:02
10. Exhale_Softseq 1:52
11. Warm Grey Meadow 3:15
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Objects and Home-made Instruments
New in Improvised Music
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"The melting pot we call New York is very much alive, and one proof is this band coming from a new generation of musicians living in the Big Apple. New and with a militant attitude, committed to build what Bryan Qu, Quincy Mayes and Mark Ballyk point as a "progressive future".
Following a DIY philosophy, with complete control of the composition, performance, recording and production process of their music, the trio Dystil propose their debut CD as an "imaginary film", with the purpose to turn their dreams into realities.
The three musicians never played together before this work, and when they decided to do it the proceedings were radical: they lived together for three months to achieve their musical goals. There was only one rule: to synthesize the different approaches without compromise.
You may not yet know any of them, but they are globally active and building platforms in New York, China, Canada, and Europe. The road is open."-Clean Feed
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"Bryan Qu [曲知白] works in sound and performance to explore improvisation, conjunction, and identity with a focus on relational spectatorship.
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