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Muller, Matthias / Ricardo Tejero / Vasco Trilla: Implositions (Orbit577)

The first release from the Barcelona-based trio of Matthias Muller (trombone), Ricardo Tejero (saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (percussion), the band examining "physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together" through fully improvised improvisation using unusual voicing, textures, modes of expression and techniques.
 

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Matthias Muller-trombone

Ricardo Tejero-saxophone

Vasco Trilla-percussion


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UPC: 75591209776

Label: Orbit577
Catalog ID: OR5018
Squidco Product Code: 30477

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Golden Apple Studios, in Barcelona, Spain, on February 20th, 2020, by El Pricto.

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"Implositions was inspired by apparent opposites and contradictions. As the first release from Matthias Muller (Trombone), Ricardo Tejero (Saxophone), and Vasco Trilla (Percussion), the experimental project is an inquiry into physics, metaphysics, and the root causes of tension that hold our world together; the resulting extended tracks are balanced explorations of those competing forces. Incorporating ambient noise, distorted brass, and scattered percussion, the music is punctuated and structured by negative space, looking for natural implosions of sound. This free improvisation is a cerebral gesture at the spontaneous dialogue between unmediated spaces, and an impressive debut work."-Orbit577


Artist Biographies

"Matthias Müller was born 1971 in Zeven, Germany and starting playing trombone in the local trombone choir at the age of 10. From 1994 to 1999 he studied jazz-trombone at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, where he also made his first steps into improvised music. His CD "Bhavan", which was released in 2004, was produced by Chicago based musician and journalist John Corbett. In the same year he moved to Berlin and has since been regularly playing with internationally recognized improvisers such as John Edwards, Mark Sanders, George Lewis, Johannes Bauer, Jeb Bishop, Tobias Delius, Olaf Rupp, Paul Lovens, Toshimaru Nakamura, Clayton Thomas, Michael Vorfeld, Axel Dörner, and many more. He is a member of the 24-piece improvising ensemble, "Splitter Orchester", and was also a member of the "German-French Jazzensemble" under the direction of Albert Mangelsdorff. In addition, Müller is also active in the field of contemporary music, having worked with the Berlin-based ensembles "Xenon", "Work In Progress", and "Zinc & Copper Works". He also took part in the performance and CD-recording of composer Mark Andre's opera "...22, 13...". Müller has toured Africa, Asia, North America and many countries in Europe, having played on numerous festivals, and released more than 20 CDs of his own projects."

-Matthias Muller Website (http://matthiasmueller.net/about)
2/16/2024

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"Ricardo Tejero: Born in Madrid. Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer.

Ricardo's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, jazz, African music, dance music and conduction of large orchestras. He also has developed and important activity as music educator, teaching sax and clarinet tuitions as well as leading music workshops.

Ricardo began playing alto saxophone in 1992. Initially self-taught he then studied with Wade Mathews. In 1998 he started playing improvised music under the guidance of Chefa Alonso at the same time as he was playing in different ad hoc bands doing Latin Music, jazz or Spanish Popular music. In the same year he formed, together with other musicians, his first improvisation ensemble SOPLATHAT, who played an active role in Madrid's improvisation scene of late 90's.

In 2001 Ricardo moved to Leeds (England) to study music. He graduated in Jazz and Contemporary Music at Leeds College Music in 2005, obtaining in 2007 a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music at Brunel University (London) under professors Richard Barret and Peter Wiegold.

Since he moved to Leeds he played and participated in many different groups and projects like the quintet NEEDS MUST ( Leeds ), a co operative project with drummer Neil Thomas and bassist James Paylor; LCM's DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA under Tony Faulkner; Omar Puente's LATIN BIG BAND; Sese Seko Mgamba Mandinga Band or played in different projects of LIMA ( Leeds Improvised Music Association ) with musicians like Dave Kayne, Mathew Bourne, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Ninon Foiret, Peter Fadnes or Christoff De Berzenac.

In 2005 Ricardo london went to London where he lived for almost a decade and maintained an active role in the London improvised music scene as well as working with other ad hoc projects, playing and collaborating with musicians from different countries. Some of the musicians he has worked with include John Edwards, Alex Ward, Javier Carmona, Dominic Lash, Dave Tucker, Mark Sanders, Veryan Weston, Niko Meinhold, Julian Bonequi, Alexander Hawkins, Steve Noble, Roland Ramanan, Giorgio Albanese, Roberto Sassi, Tony Marsh, Marcio Mattos, , Hannah Marshall, Frank Paul Schubert, Adrian Northover or Matthias Muller among others.

At present Ricardo lives again in his home town Madrid where he got involved in a number of projects not only in music but also working with dance and theater, colaborating with artists like Paloma Carrasco, Guillermo Bazzola, Sam Hall, Baldo Martinez, Eva Varela Lasheras or Jorge Sanchez. Ricardo also takes part in the colective Raras Musicas organising and promoting musical events.

He has played in festivals and venues of most European countries as well as Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, USA and Japan."

-Ricardo Tejero Website (http://www.ricardotejero.com/index.htm)
2/16/2024

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"Born in Barcelona, Vasco Trilla started playing drums at the age of nineteen. His first influences were progressive rock and metal, but gradually he developed an interest in a variety of different genres such as jazz, Indian music, African music, klezmer, free improvisation, etc.

Since then he has collaborated, toured and recorded with many different bands and projects such as Boi Akih (an ethno-jazz band from the Netherlands), Planeta Imaginario (progressive jazz-rock) October Equus (avant-rock), The Oddvisers (pop-avant), Fine! (indie pop-rock), Mundo Flotante (ethno-jazz-rock), Kaulakau/Cobla Sant Jordi (an ethno-jazz Catalan orchestra), Filthy Habits Ensemble (a jazz octet playing Zappa's and Stravinsky's repertoire), Cows On Trees (a jazz-improv quartet with Susana Santos Silva and Kaja Draksler), Balimonster (an impro-ethno duo with Angel Ontalva), Yedo Gibson-Vasco Trilla duo (an improv sax & drums duo), Outerzone (jazz-core), Reptilian Mambo (mambo free rock), Liba's Traum, etc.

In the last years he has been playing and experimenting on the free-improv scene, applying extended techniques to the kit and treating it as a textural-melodic instrument. Blowing, bowing, scratching, playing with hands and all kinds of objects, all is valid to expand the vocabulary of this innovative percussionist. He played with improvisers, such as: Lotte Anker, Marshall Allen, Yedo Gibson, Susana Santos Silva, Kaja Draksler, Jasper Stadhouders, Mikloaj Trzaska, Martin Kuchen, Richard Barrett, Jorma Tapio, Christher Bothen, Marc Stucki, Luc Ex. etc...

He has released around 30 CDs in labels such as Cuneiform Records (USA), Altrock Records (Italy), Leo Records (UK) Discordian Records (Barcelona, Spain), Audition Records (Mexico), El Negocito Records (Belgium), Jacc Records (Portugal), Fmr Records (UK)."

-Vasco Trilla Website (http://vascotrilla.com/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Implosition #1 16:53

2. Implosition #2 12:30

3. Implosition #3 12:09

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Collective Free Improvsation

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