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Acre (Baron / Boschi / Bonini): Unexpected Variations (Creative Sources)

The Italian Acre trio of Ermanno Baron on drums & objects, Ginomaria Boschi on guitar & effects, and Marco 'uBiK' Bonini on laptop, tapes, theremin, in a five-part improvised work using a "free game" methodology to promote new modulations and configurations in organic and synthetic sounds and timbre, make each player subsume into their collective sound.

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Ermanno Baron-drums, objects

Ginomaria Boschi-guitar, effects

Marco uBiK Bonini-laptop, tapes, theremin

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UPC: 5609063404654

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs465
Squidco Product Code: 24759

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Cinema Palazzo in Rome, Italy, on January 9th, 2016, by Max Costa.

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"Acre is an improvisation-based trio, working on forms, images and places of music and listening. The group's sound is made up of some recognizable music influences, and focuses on the way these influences are dealt with, letting them "interfere": the impro praxis, the real time elaboration of synthetic sounds, the timbre and sign research borrowed by educated western music. Rooting in these ground coordinates, the group's "free game" stays open to continuous new modulations and configurations. Among the group's targets, the work on a unitarian sound dimension, able to melt and blend together the timbres of the different instruments (laptop, guitar, drums) in a new synthesis, making their single "voices" undistinguishable: the sounds' source stays uncertain and doubtful when attempting to isolate it from the net it is knitted in."-Acre Website

Artist Biographies

"An articulated artistic training unit combines the sensitivity of the academic world with the freshness and creativity of jazz, enriched by curiosity towards the experimentations of electronic and electro-acoustic music of our day.

In the academic field he studied percussion with Maestro Giordano Rebecchi as part of his ensemble of percussions of contemporary muscle, performing authors such as Edgar Varese, Henry Dixon Cowell, Carlos Chavez, Steve Reich, Ruud Wiener, etc. at the International Jazz Master (INJAM) where he met masters like Billy Hart, Eric Harland, Tim Berne, Kenny Werner, John Riley, Jeff Ballard, Anders Jormin, Franco D'Andrea ...

His continuous development of a personal voice led him to play an intense national and international concert activity: Jazz and World music festival (Zimbabwe), Jazz-Pt (Portugal), Tremplin Jazz Avignon (France), Smalls, Blue Note, Barbes , Fat Cat (New York), 12 Points (Dublin), Ankara Caz (Turkey), Visual Jazz, Rome Jazz Fest, Young Jazz in Town, Jazz House etc etc ...

Among the collaborations: Antonello Salis, Frank Tiberi, Marcello Allulli, Ada Montellanico, Giovanni Falzone, Gianni Gebbia, Francesco Bearzatti, Shane Endsley, Francesco Diodati, Roberto Bellatalla, Francesco Bigoni, Marco Colonna, Ohad Talmor, Nicola Guazzaloca, Brad Shepik, David Binney, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Negro, Ludovica Manzo, Eugenio Colombo, Gianni Trovalusci, Alipio Carvahlo Neto, Enrico Zanisi, Marco Bonini, Ginomaria Boschi, Henry Cook, Achille Succi, Danilo Gallo, Luca Venitucci, Fabrizio Spera, Paolo Porta, Beppe Scardino , Elio Martusciello, Dan Kinzelman, Carlo Conti, Javier Moreno Sanchez, Danielle di Majo, Marcello Giannini, Tony Cattano ..."

-Acre Website (Translated by Google) (

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"His musical activity moves in disparate and contaminated fields: jazz improvisation, contemporary music, electronics.

He graduated with honors from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and studied classical and jazz music. Over the years he has participated in the "Contemporanea" music festival at the Auditorium Parco della musica in Rome, performing music by Philip Glass, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatam; at the Guitfest (international guitar festival of Santa Cecilia) performing the music of Steve Reich, Sylvano Bussotti, Franco Sbacco, Igor Stravinsky; he is an active member of the group of improvisers Franco Ferguson with whom he organizes improvisation sessions and concerts.

He has attended numerous international jazz masterclasses (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sylvain Luc, Adam Rogers ...), baroque music (Rolf Lislevand), contemporary music (Magnus Anderson, Arturo Tallini, Dušan Bogdanović) and harmonic singing (Andrea Simone). Best musician in 2006 at the Jazz's cool in Rome. First prize at the Lucca Jazz festival in 2009."

-Acre Website (Translated by Google) (

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"He is a guitarist and electroacoustic composer born in Rome in 1981. In the early 2000s he was active and recorded with avant-jazz ensembles such as JUJU QUARTET, he was fortunate to collaborate and record with ROBERTO GATTO (Traps-Cam Jazz 2007) and ETTORE FIORAVANTI (The streets of bread and fire-Note Sonanti 2011), is currently involved in the project MAMAVEGAS, indie-folk band that inicides for 42 Records, in his solitary project of drone-ambient setting uBiK (Farmacia901) and as a timbric improviser in ACRE trio."

-Acre Website (Translated by Google) (

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Track Listing:

1. I 11:49

2. II 10:39

3. III 9:02

4. IV 6:16

5. V 4:31

Related Categories of Interest:

Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Objects and Home-made Instruments
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings

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