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Game Of Patience: Trial And Error (Herbal International)

Recordings from the CHOPPA Experimental Music Festival in Singapore, 2015, and the New Combo Jazz Club, Fukuoka Japan in 2014, from the free improvising sometimes ea-improvising trio of Yong Yandsen (sax), Darren Moore (drums) and Brian O'Reilly (contrabass & electronics).
 

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Yong Yandsen-saxophone

Darren Moore-drums, percussion

Brian O'Reilly-contrabass, electronics


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Label: Herbal International
Catalog ID: 1503
Squidco Product Code: 21274

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Malaysia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Track 1 recorded at the CHOPPA Experimental Music Festival, Singapore, January 22nd, 2015, by Lynette Quek.

Track 2 recorded at New Combo Jazz Club, Fukuoka Japan, June 16th, 2014, recorded by GOP.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"We start in the left corner for some die-hard improvised music, courtesy of Game Of Patience, a trio of which I never heard before, but with Yong Yandsen on saxophone, Darren Moore on drums/ percussion and Brian O'Reilly on contrabass and electronics. Two pieces on this release, both named after the city or festival it was recorded. Let's hope the title is not how these men see their music or way of playing.

'Choppa', a festival in Signapore, is the first port of call and we hear a band who loves their free improvisation and free jazz in equal portions, and most of the time their instruments sound like the God intended them to sound; just very occasionally they slip into something that is different, towards the end for instance when they hit upon some controlled feedback. Otherwise they stay within the more safe boundaries of free improvised music, as we know it. And that's fine enough I think. They play with some fine controlled aggression and do an excellent job"-Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly


Artist Biographies

Yong Yandsen is a Malaysian free improvising saxophonist, known primarily in Southeast Asia and increasingly in Europe. Yandsen runs the Lao Ban record label and also the concert series SPIL. He has a distinctive and expressive voice on the tenor saxophone that is influenced by players like Kaoru Abe, Albert Alyer and John Butcher.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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"Born in Scotland, raised in Australia and based in Tokyo, Darren Moore (b. 1974) is a drummer and electronic musician who is always moving forward. Driven by his passion for artistic expression, Darren is continually challenging himself to explore new territory.

Creative improvisation is central to his practice maintaining a through-line in his approach to varying projects and activities. His current projects include free-improv group Game of Patience, audio-visual duo Black Zenith, Carnatic rhythm based percussion duo of Darren Moore/Suresh Vaidyanathan, free jazz unit the Tim O'Dwyer Trio, as well as bio-art project 'cellF'.

Darren's musical journey began when he starting playing drums at 14 years old in his home town of Perth, Australia. His early musical experiences where playing rock music in the underground local music scene before entering the Western Australian Conservatorium where he completed a Certificate in Classical Percussion in 1993 and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Drumming in 1997.

After graduating from university, Darren moved to London which proved to very formative to his development as musician through having exposure to the broad range of musical experiences. Darren returned to Australia in 2002 where he lived in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

In 2006 Darren moved to Singapore to become a Lecture in Music at Lasalle College of the Arts where he taught drum set, popular music studies and creative improvisation. Darren is a passionate teacher who believes strongly in nurturing the next generation of musicians. His commitment to education saw Darren complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2013 which looked at the adaptation of Carnatic Indian rhythms to the drum set.

The move to Singapore saw him expand his activities and network to become active on the jazz and experimental music scenes in South East Asia and Japan. In Singapore, Darren was a driving force in the jazz and experimental music scenes performing regularly and organising events with under the banner of the C.H.O.P.P.A. Experimental Music Series. Darren was the artistic director for the 2008, 2010 and 2015 C.H.O.P.P.A. Experimental Music Festivals. In 2014 he was also the artistic director for the Singapore leg of the Australian sound art festival Liquid Architecture.

Darren moved to Tokyo in mid-2015 and has since been active playing with many of the Tokyo scene's more adventurous improvisers and has quickly established himself as an exciting new voice on the Tokyo music scene."

-Darren Moore Website (https://www.darren-moore.net/bio)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Choppa 20:44

2. Fukuoka 31:41

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv

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