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Cajlan / Wissel / Nillesen: fourtyfour fiftythree (Creative Sources)

A trio of improvisers recorded live at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2018, from Zemun prepared pianist Dusica Cajlan-Wissel, European percussionist Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, and improviser/sculptur Georg Wissel on prepared alto saxophone, through extended technique and preparations creating unusual sonic interactions of detail and restrained idiosyncratic discourse.
 

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Dusica Cajlan-Wissel-prepared piano

Etienne Nillesen-extended snare drum

Georg Wissel-prepared alto saxophone


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UPC: 5609063405828

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs582
Squidco Product Code: 26780

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Exploratorium, in Berlin February, 17th 2018, by Johannes von Wrochem.

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A trio of improvisers recorded live at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2018, from Zemun prepared pianist Dusica Cajlan-Wissel, European percussionist Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum, and improviser/sculptur Georg Wissel on prepared alto saxophone, through extended technique and preparations creating unusual sonic interactions of detail and restrained idiosyncratic discourse.


Artist Biographies

"Dusica Cajlan-Wissel was born in Zemun (in former Yugoslavia). She studied Piano with Marian Mika at music academy in Podgorica (Montenegro). After her concert exam 1991 she post graduated her piano studies with Günter Ludwig at Musikhochschule Köln (Germany).

She upgraded her studies taking part at master classes with J. Richter, A. Valdma, L. Hokanson, P.L. Aimard , A. Ugorski a.o.

1993 she achieved a studentship of the German DAAD.

Dusica Cajlan-Wissel started her concert career in 1986, playing solo andchamber music.

Since 1996 she turned more to contemporary music. She is cofounder

of Trio Musai, whose repertoire places a strong emphasis on commissioned pieces beside the works of the classical modernity.

2013 had a concert tour "Sound Migrations" to the US, where they premiered a program of works from Baltimore Composers Forum, written for Trio Musaí.

Since some years Improvised music gets more into her focus, what she showed 2012 in an impressive concert at Irtijal festival in

Beirut. Since 2012 Dusica Cajlan-Wissel maintains also an Improvised music duo with violinist Gunda Gottschalk. Since 2015 also in Trio with Etienne Nillesen and Georg Wissel."

-NewMusic USA (https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/dusica-cajlan-wissel/)
2/16/2024

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"Etienne Nillesen is an active voice on the European creative music scene, with regular performances across Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

His main focus is improvisation with ongoing collaborations including the trio OGU, and STØY, in which he is exploring all the possibilities of music, playing a snaredrum and a cymbal with all kinds of sticks, toys, bells and bows.

His interest in various forms of exploratory music gave him an opportunity to work with artists as, as well as the opportunity to work with artists such as Claudio Puntin, Philip Zoubek, Sebastian Gramss, Matthias Schrief, Shelley Hirsch, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Eivind Aarset, Florian Weber, Simon Nabatov, Ernst Reijseger (CN), Tom Arthurs, Robert Landfermann, Bram Stadhouders, Jeroen van Vliet, Udo Moll, Sebastian Duboc, Simin Tander, Frank Wingold, Frederik Köster and Matthias Muche. Beishan International Jazz (CN), Bohemia Jazzfest (CZ), OCT-LOFT Jazz (CN), Women in Jazz (DE), Jazzfest Berlin (DE), The Hague Jazz (NL), Madrid International Jazzfestival (ES), Catania Jazz (I), Caïro International Jazzfest (EG) and clubs all over the world."

-Schraum.DEe (translated by Google) (http://www.schraum.de/en/musicians/nillesen.html)
2/16/2024

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"Georg Wissel *1964, Improviser, Composer, Sculptor of compressed air via (prepared) saxophones, clarinet and other soundsourcesWissel made his first important experiences in Improvised music recording and touring in the late 80ies in Germany, France and Southamerica as guest musician of 'Pöhlmusik' along with Jon Rose.Inspired by collaborations with electronic musicians, he began also (beside working on instrumental playing-technics) searching for new sounds by preparations,which by the time has become an integral part of his playing.

He is working internationally, performing solo under the title 'The Arte Of Navigation' and together with numerous exponents in Improvised music whilst he maintains long term collaborations with his duos along with Paul Lytton, Joker Nies and Tim O'Dwyer and ensembles like 'the WisselTangCamatta', 'Cajlan-Wissel-Nillesen', 'BlankDisk Trio' and 'Canaries on the Pole', Simon Rummel Ensemble, Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester, La Grande Banda Metafisica... Wissel has been regular member of Frank Koellges' Adam Noidlt Missiles until his death in 2012.

Collaborations with ... Liz Allbee, Lawrence Casserley, Nicolas Collins, George Cremaschi, Gunda Gottschalk, Matthew Goodheart, Lou Grassi, Tomaz Grom, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Erhart Hirt, Peter Jacquemyn, Miako Klein, Frank Köllges, Matthias Müller, Dan Peck, Tim Perkis, Melvyn Poore, Manja Ristic, Alan Silva, Lukatoyboy, Michael Vorfeld, GeSuk Yeo, LondonImprovisersOrchestra, Norbert Stein's Pata on the Cadillac ... Festival appearances at e.g. "Moers Festival"; "Schumannfest", Düsseldorf; "RingRing new music Festival", Belgrade; "Humanoise Congress", Wiesbaden; "Triennale", Köln; "Free Music Festival", Antwerp, "TransArt", Bolzano, "Jazz and More", Sibiu, "Irtijal", Beirut, "Audio Art", Krakow, "Relincha", Valdivia, Chile"

-Georg Wissel Website (https://georgwissel.wordpress.com/bio/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. I 2:58

2. II 9:31

3. III 13:39

4. IV 5:55

5. V 7:49

6. VI 5:21

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Instruments with Preparations

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