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Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade

An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

Bell, Clive / Bechir Saade: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney (Another Timbre)

Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

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UPC: 5024545505528

Label: Another Timbre
Catalog ID: at08
Squidco Product Code: 9516

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Tray


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Bechir Saade-ney

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Artist Biographies:

"Clive Bell studied the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in Tokyo, and the khene (Lao mouthorgan) in Laos and Thailand. In 2005 he took part in the British Council Beijing project 'Sound & the City' alongside Brian Eno, David Toop and Peter Cusack. Recently he has worked with Okeanos (contemporary music group), Jah Wobble, Karl Jenkins, Complicite Theatre, Sylvia Hallett, David Ross, dance music producer David Harrow, jazz pianist Taeko Kunishima, and the BBC Singers.

He has played on the majority of Jah Wobble's recent albums, plus records by David Toop, Frank Chickens, Paul Schutze, Jeff Beck, Bill Laswell, Karl Jenkins, Taeko Kunishima and Philip Clemo. He has composed music for theatre shows by Complicite, Kazuko Hohki, the Whalley Range All Stars and IOU. Clive Bell's solo shakuhachi CD is on the ARC label and was reissued in 2005. Three recent duo albums are Sleep It Off (with Mike Adcock), The Geographes (with Sylvia Hallett) and Mystery Lights (with David Ross). He writes for The Wire magazine."

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track listing:

1. kindling

2. an account of my hut

3. straw

4. eaves

5. cloud trapeze

6. wisteria

7. withered leaves
descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Without doubt the greatest ever disc of shakuhachi and ney duets.... Both are flute-like instruments - one from Japan, one from the Middle East - but in the hands of skilled improvisers they produce an astonishing variety of sounds. Veteran shakuhachi player Clive Bell collaborated with young Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade during the latter's year-long stay in England in 2007. The results are alternately haunting, raw and breathy, otherworldly, lyrical and always unexpected. Seven pieces of chamber improv of the highest order. Domestic recordings from west London in July and October 2007."-Another Timbre

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Cultural Musics from Around the World
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings

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