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Monsters For Breakfast (Corman / Soti / Javaid): Monsters For Breakfast (Creative Sources)

Strange monsters indeed, two creative improvising vocalists--Mascha Corman from Germany and Thea Soti from Serbia--join with Czech prepared saxophonist Salim Javaid, each using their instrument both as a voice and an unusual sound source, presenting 16 short works that explore harmonic and unexpected outcomes from their unique conversations.
 

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Mascha Corman-voice

Thea Soti-voice

Salim Javaid-prepared saxophone


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UPC: 5609063403916

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs391
Squidco Product Code: 23899

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Cologne, Germany, in August, 2015.

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Strange monsters indeed, two creative improvising vocalists--Mascha Corman from Germany and Thea Soti from Serbia--join with Czech prepared saxophonist Salim Javaid, each using their instrument both as a voice and an unusual sound source, presenting 16 short works that explore harmonic and unexpected outcomes from their unique conversations.


Artist Biographies

"Mascha Corman studied jazz at the College of Music and Dance in Cologne, as well as Deaf Pedagogy at the University of Cologne. At the university, she received lessons from Prof. Anette von Eichel and Frank Gratkowski. In 2016 she was part of private studies in New York and studied the improvisational concepts of Theo Bleckmann and Fay Victor. Mascha Corman deals with the combination of word, sound and sound, and his possibilities in composition and improvisation. Corman was a scholarship holder of the "EMAS" (European Music Author's Grant of the GEMA) in the area of ​​new music on the subject of "composition with voice and language".

Her compositions for the quartet, founded in 2012, are characterized by the combination of jazz, free improvisation and lyricism. The debut album "Schwanenkampf" by their band emco appeared in the label Ajazz in 2016. In addition to her quartet, she composed for piano - vocal duo and sketched imrovisational concepts for vocal-vocal duo. As a member of the composer's collective Sung Sound , Mascha Corman worked in November 2016 with the Subway Jazz Orchestra Cologne.

Since 2015, Mascha Corman, together with Thea Soti, has been curating the experimental concert series HIMS , which she initiated, which explicitly deals with voice in improvisation and composition. Guests in 2015 and 2016 included Lauren Newton (CH / GER), Jen Shyu (Taiwan, USA), Theo Bleckmann (USA / GER), Sofia Jernberg (NOR), Andreas Schaerer (CH) and Sidsel Endresen (NOR). In 2016 the residence project "Zeitinsel - Residency" came to a joint project with trombonist Janning Trumann. The New York trumpeter Peter Evans was featured in 2016."

-Mascha Corman Website (Translated by Google) (http://maschacorman.com/bio/)
6/17/2024

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"Singer, composer and sound artist born in Subotica (Serbia). After her classical music training as a pianist, she started to deal with jazz and popular musical styles in Budapest and later in Berlin. She studied jazz singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and at the Jazz School in Lucerne (Switzerland)by Lauren Newton, Gerry Hemingway, Susan Abbuehl and Ed Partyka. At the moment, she is completing her Master´s Degree in Jazz-Composing at the Music Academy of Cologne.

Currently, she can be heard in her nonet "Cherry Tree Orchestra" and in the experimental, free-improvising duo with Andi Schulz (drums). Her project "Nanaya" combines traditional melodies from Hungary and rhythms of the Middle East in their own compositions. She is a founding member of "SUNG SOUND" and 2nd prize winner of the international big band composition competition JAZZCOMP GRAZ 2014."

-Thea Soti Soundcloud Page (https://soundcloud.com/theasoti)
6/17/2024

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"Saxophonist Salim Javaid was born in 1991 to a half Czech half Pakistani family in Sokolov (CZ). While in elementary school, he started to play the recorder for a couple of years before switching to the alto saxophone, and sticking to it ever since.

He worked in large ensembles and big bands as well as in small combos and as a solo artist. His award winning trio "Malstrom" (winner of the 7th European Burghausen Jazz Contest 2015) combines the density and energy of nu metal, rock and metal with the improvisational concepts and aesthetics of jazz and free improvisation. His playing is defined by microtonal concepts, extended technique and saxophone preparations.

Salim Javaid has worked with German jazz stars such as composer and saxophonist Niels Klein, Hayden Chisholm, Frank Gratkowski or world class pianist Florian Weber."

-Salim Javaid Website (http://salimjavaid.com/about.html)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Along Breath 2:25

2. Folksong 3:22

3. Gogonum 2:09

4. Suttituttituriru 4:16

5. Maybe 5:40

6. Mascha Eats Monsters For Breakfast 4:45

7. Thea Tells Us A Bedtime Story 4:48

8. Flute Song 3:37

9. Tell Me How Was Your Day 3:41

10. Salim! Teach Us A Song 2:34

11. Almost Unsion 3:40

12. Free Swing 1:36

13. Shadows 2:18

14. Shoutings And Scratches #1 1:38

15. Shoutings And Scratches #2 1:30

16. Sound Of Destructing Electronics 3:55

Related Categories of Interest:


Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Unusual Vocal Forms
Trio Recordings
Instruments with Preparations

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