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Masul: The Arousal City (Creative Sources)


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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs084
Squidco Product Code: 7926

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded 2004/05 in Chicago.


Paul Giallorenzo-piano, synthesizer

Thomas Mejer-bass saxophone

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Artist Biographies:

"Orginally from Long Island NY, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and producer using piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise to sound and video performance. Performing throughout the midwest, eastern US, Canada, Europe, Brazil. Has appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest, Glad Cloud Festival of Ambient Music at the Whistler, and a 2008 artist residency in Luzern, Switzerland.

Presenter, organizer, co-founder of the music venue/art gallery Elastic, producing hundreds of creative music concerts and events in Chicago since 2001."

-Paul Giallorenzo Website (

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track listing:

1. ouverture

2. arousal city 1

3. dawn

4. arousal city 2

5. pops

6. arousal city 3

7. crystal

8. arousal city 4

9. coda
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"Originally from New York, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and sound designer playing piano, synthesizer, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise. Current projects include the free jazz quintet Get in to Go Out; the synth pop duo The Telegraph Series and a noise-jazz trio with bass clarinetist Jason Stein and percussionist Frank Rosaly. Additionally, Paul is involved with ongoing collaborations with many members of the Chicago free music community including Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian, Josh Berman, and Mike Reed.

Thomas Mejer studied Saxophone with Urs Leimgruber (Jazz School Lucerne), Marcus Weiss (Konservatorium Luzerne) and Mick Green (Dartington College of Art, GB) and composition Vinko Globokar, Per Nørgard and Michael Finnissy (Sussex University). His compositions were a.o. played by Allegri Quartett, BBC Singers, Ny Dansk Saxofon Kvartett, Cambridge New Music Players, Vision Saxophon-Quartett, basel sinfonietta. As a saxophonist Mejer concentrates on the contrabass saxophone and on 'Bass'-Ensembles like KONTRA-Trio, Chicago Basses, TwoTubax, Nashi Dela etc. As an Improviser he has played with Martin Schütz, Fredy Studer, Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Keefe Jackson and many more. He has CDs available on earup, Leo Records, Mode Records and Tzadik."-Creative Sources

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
April 2007
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings

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