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Holy Quintet, The (Change / Drouin / Lash / Lazardiou / Ryan): Borough (Mikroton Recordings)

The meeting of Johnny Chang (viola), Jamie Drouin (suitcase modular synth), Dominic Lash (double bass), Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga(zither, and David Ryan (bass clarinet) recording at Bourough welsh Congregational Chapel, in London in 2013, recorded by Another Timbre label leader Simon Reynell, for a unique merging of disparate approaches to ea-improv.
 

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Johnny Chang-viola

Jamie Drouin-suitcase modular, radio

Dominic Lash-double bass

Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga zither

David Ryan-bass clarinet


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UPC: 5056124611306

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 55
Squidco Product Code: 23999

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Bourough welsh Congregational Chapel, in London, United Kingdom, on February 15th, 2013 by Simon Reynell.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The Holy Quintet is a new group in Mikroton family with only one artist, namely Johnny Chang, appearing before on Echtzeitmusik Berlin compilation in 2012. Borough documents the singular meeting of Johnny Chang, Jamie Drouin, Dominic Lash, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, and David Ryan. The group was assembled by Simon Reynell for a one-off recording session at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel on February 15, 2013, taking advantage of Chang and Drouin simultaneously being in London for an installation and concert. The Holy Quintet, as the artists would jokingly refer to themselves months later, is a cross section of each artist's individual projects at that time, and shows where those varying languages overlap, as much as diverge. The result is an exciting and distinct album within each artist's oeuvre."-Mikroton


Artist Biographies

"Berlin-based composer-performer Johnny Chang engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/silence and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition, performance and listening. Current collaborations/projects include: Antoine Beuger, Alessandro Bossetti, Lucio Capece, Olivier Di Placido, Jürg Frey, Chris Heenan, Christian Kesten, Annette Krebs, Luke Munn, Koen Nutters, Michael Pisaro, Derek Shirley."

-Johnny Chang Website (https://johnnychchang.wordpress.com/)
2/28/2024

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"Jamie Drouin (b.1970) is a Canadian sound artist, composer, and abstract music improviser. His minimalistic works highlight the unique perceptual experiences which emerge from within tightly focused palettes.

Drouin has collaborated with several international artists, including projects with Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Olaf Hochherz, Karl Kliem, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Hannes Lingens, Yann Novak, Mathieu Ruhlmann, John Tilbury, and Sabine Vogel. He co-founded Infrequency Editions in 2001 with artist Lance Austin Olsen. Together, they have produced numerous collaborative artworks, compositions, and installations. Drouin's electronic music under the name Liquid Transmitter explores the intersections of ambient, abstract, and experimental genres.

Featured at numerous international venues including Deutschlandradio Kultur, Sonica, Henry Art Gallery, Biennial of the Americas, Mutek, TodaysArt. Drouin's projects have also been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.

Recent published solo and collaborative audio works are available from Another Timbre, Caduc, Infrequency Editions, Intonema, Liquid Transmitter Bandcamp, Mikroton, Rhizome.s.

Jamie Drouin lives and works in Victoria, BC."

-Jamie Drouin Website (http://jamiedrouin.com/?page_id=4835)
2/28/2024

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"Born Cambridge, England, in January 1980; played bass guitar since 1994; studied with Hugh Boyd and Pascha Milner and at Basstech (London) with Rob Burns, Terry Gregory and others. Played double bass since 2001; basically self taught, with grateful thanks to Simon H. Fell. First class BA in English Literature from Oxford University (2002). Received MA Composition from Oxford Brookes University in 2003, having studied with Paul Whitty, Ray Lee and others. Received PhD from Brunel University in 2010, having studied the work of Derek Bailey, Helmut Lachenmann and JH Prynne and been supervised by Richard Barrett and John Croft."

-Dominic Lash Website (http://dominiclash.blogspot.com/p/dominic-lash_5.html)
2/28/2024

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"David Ryan is a visual artist and writer based in London and Cambridge, who is also actively involved in contemporary music. He studied at Liverpool and Coventry Polytechnics, and also on a travelling German Scholarship to Hamburg, Lubeck and Berlin. His extensive writing on art and music includes pieces on Jessica Stockholder, Bernard Frize, John Riddy, Shirley Kaneda, Fabian Marcaccio, Franz Ackermann, David Reed, Katherina Grosse, Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Helmut Lachenmann and Jonathan Lasker for various art publications including Modern Painters, Dissonanz in Switzerland, Leonardo Music Journal, San Francisco, Art Papers USA, Contemporary Visual Arts, Contemporary, London, Artpress, Paris, and Tempo, and Art Monthly, London. Catalogue contributions include Hybrids for Tate Liverpool, and Jessica Stockholder/Fabian Marcaccio for Sammlung Goetz, Munich. He has given lectures on abstract painting including venues such as the UNAM (National University of Mexico), Mexico, Warwick Arts Centre, Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt, Germany, Dahl Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Tate Liverpool, UK. His publication Talking Painting: Dialogues with 12 Contemporary Abstract Painters (2002) is published by Routledge. He has lectured at Christies, Sothebys, and is currently reader in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery (Open Exhibition), London, British Abstract Painters, Flowers West, Los Angeles, USA; Painting and Time at the Nunnery Gallery, London, British Abstract Painting 2001 at Flowers East, London, Surface Connections, Holden Gallery Manchester, Illuminate at Jasmine Studios, Hammersmith, London, Flux at London Bridge Tunnels, On the Way to Things at Churchill College, Cambridge, Lines of Enquiry at Kettles Yard, Cambridge, and Transfer at Keith Talent gallery, London.

As a performer Ryan has also been actively involved in contemporary music and performed for Danish Radio; Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival; New Music Marathon, Northwestern University, Chicago; The Barbican Art Centre, London (Cage Uncaged, 2004), Line-Point-Line, Los Angeles, and is Director of Dal Niente Projects which presents neglected modernist and contemporary experimental works in London. He has also collaborated with numerous improvising musicians such as John Edwards, John Butcher, Eddie Prevost and numerous others, and has a longstanding duo with clarinetist Ian Mitchell. Italian composer Nicola Sani collaborated on Non tutte ie Isole...an 'opera' for three instrumentalists and sound projection in October 2003, presenting a three-part video projection. Other collaborations with Sani include AchaB 3 at the 2006 Synthese Festival, Bourges France (a 3 screen video). He has also composed Prelude/Postlude 2, part of Sonic Illuminations presented at the BFI, London in 2008. Ryan has had numerous awards including Arts Council of England, Jazz Services, Britten-Pears; Holst and Hinrichsen Foundations; Sonora, Rome, as well as Italian and American Government grants. He was presented at the 2008 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with Nicola Sani's AchaB in a new version. His recent films include Knots and Fields (New Music at Darmstadt - with interviews with Pierre Boulez and Brian Ferneyhough), a collaboration directed by Andrew Chesher, and Via di San Teodoro 8 (2010 -11). Recent exhibitions and screenings include Crossing Abstraction, 2009 at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethianen, Berlin; and screenings at Berlin Konzerthaus, 2011; International Music Institute, Darmstadt; Viewfinder, Seoul, Korea, 2011; Italian Cultural Institutes, London and Stockholm, De la Warr Pavillion, 2010/11, and All Frontiers Festival, Monfalcone, Italy 2011, and screenings scheduled for Brussels and New York in 2012."

-David Ryan Website (http://www.david-ryan.co.uk/biography.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. One 14:22

2. Two 23:37

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Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
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