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ARC (Hallett / Kingshill / Garside): The Pursuit Of Happiness (Emanem)

Since 1988 ARC have developed through improvisation a collective language that draws on the European textures of the violin family with a little bit of voice added.
 

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Personnel:



Sylvia Hallett-violin & electronics, voice

Danny Kingshill-cello, voice

Gus Garside-doublebass & electronics


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UPC: 5030243500529

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5005
Squidco Product Code: 11562

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded at the University of Sussex, Brighton by Max Hallett by Max Hallet September 9 2008.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"First formed in 1988, ARC have developed, through improvisation, a collective language that draws on the European textures of the violin family (with a little bit of voice added). This is their first album to use live electronics, at times effectively increasing the group to a quintet. They previously released two albums of acoustic improvisations in 1992/3 on Uneasy Listening and Slam."-Emanem


Artist Biographies

"Sylvia Hallett studied music at Dartington, and then spent two years studying composition with Max Deutsch in Paris. She now works as both composer and improviser.

She has played in many international festivals since the late 1970s, having worked with several well-known and respected musicians, including David Toop, Alasdair Roberts, Evan Parker, Anna Homler, the late Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton. Groups include Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, Arc,The London Improvisers Orchestra, The London Hardingfelelag and The Heliocentrics. She also performs solo, (eg. in Vigne Museum, Rosazzo, Italy 2015), and in duo with Clive Bell, with Mike Adcock, with Anna Homler and with Chris Dowding.

Projects with various theatre and dance companies include collaborations with the dancer/choreographers h2dance (Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard), Miranda Tufnell, Emilyn Claid, Jacky Lansley, Lost Dog, and Eva Karczag, the live art puppeteer Nenagh Watson, and Suffolk-based Wonderful Beast. She has performed and musically directed the music of Adrian Lee in world tours with the Young Vic's highly acclaimed "Grimm Tales", and The Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of "Comedy of Errors" , "Tales from Ovid" and "Canterbury Tales".

Sylvia has released three solo CDs, two on the MASH label, which contain songs, improvisations, and tape collage pieces derived from her compositions for theatre and dance. Her 3rd solo release, White Fog on the EMANEM label features the bowed bicycle wheel. She has also recorded numerous albums with groups and duos.

Commissions for 22 BBC Radio Drama include Tess of the D'Urbevilles, Kings, and Virginia Woolf's Kew Gardens."

-Sylvia Hallett Website (http://www.sylviahallett.co.uk/biography.htm?LMCL=vZSJds)
5/23/2024

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"Gus Garside, double bass: I have worked in a variety of musical settings - jazz, contemporary music, rock, cabaret, dance, theatre and, most importantly, improvised music.

I perform in a number of regular groups and one off projects as well as occasionally performing solo (see WHO I PLAY WITH). I often use electronics and occasionally voice. I have enjoyed working with dancers, visual artists and films.

I also create structured improvisational compositions including The Star Field, The Sleepwalkers (featuring 10 of the leading improvising string players in the UK) and Collective Stories (a commission in Quebec with Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée).

I am part of the Brighton Safehouse collective, a collective of local improvising performers which is now in its 13th year.

I'm also the national coordinator for Creative Minds, a project led by learning disabled artists and performers who wish to take their rightful place in the wider arts world."

-Gus Garside Website (https://gusgarside.wordpress.com/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Binding Light 6:20

2. The Rite of Strings 2:58

3. Quintessence 4:32

4. Forgetting All Over Again 2:55

5. Phantom Caravan 7:34

6. Grandpa's Box 5:29

7. Sand Maps 4:45

8. A Chance Occurrence 7:08

9. The Pursuit of Happiness 0:22

10. Dividing Into One 6:34

11. Where Rivers Meet 3:35

Related Categories of Interest:


EMANEM & psi
Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings

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