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Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey: Zip (Leo Records)

Naming each track for the teeth of a different type of zip-fastener (curved, triangular, saggitate, &c) Swiss double bassists Daniel Studer and Peter K. Frey improvise a fascinating set of interlocking and intersecting abstractions, recorded live at at Kronen Galerie, in Zurich as the two celebrated their 20th anniversary as a duo through a series of 10 half-hour concerts.
 

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UPC: 5024792089123

Label: Leo Records
Catalog ID: LEOR891.2
Squidco Product Code: 30569

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at the Kronen Galerie, in Zurich, Switzerland, in April, 2019.

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"In April 2019, the Studer and Frey duo marked their 20th anniversary with a series of ten half-hour concerts at the Kronen Galerie in Zurich. The performances accompanied an exhibition by the artists Ruth Hoesli (paintings) and Theres Stampfli (ceramics). In this intimate atmosphere, where ears were close to the sounds generated and where the praxis of improvisation was particularly transparent, the duo really came into their own. The new album is primarily made up of recordings taken from one of these ten concerts. "-Leo Records



"These recordings were made at a series of ten, half-hour concerts, to mark the 20th anniversary of their coming together. The intimacy of the gallery and its accompanying exhibits of ceramics and paintings, seem to create what might be the ideal setting for such an empathetic coming together from which utterly spontaneous concepts are bred. Such improvisation is, I think, both emotional and intellectual and such sophistry is enabled too by the eloquent potential of the instruments themselves.

Peter Frey is a Swiss bass player and sound artist who started with piano lessons before the bass, and was playing with bands from 1972. He worked as a programmer before becoming a professional musician and now works with double bass and voice as a freely improvising performer and teacher.

Daniel Studer is a Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy. He has studied composition and is a guest composer at the Elektronisches Studio in Basel. His particular interests are improvisation along with composition and improvisation together in blended arrangements. He has played with many noted musicians, among them Lester Bowie, Steve Grossmann, Gerry Hemingway, Barney Kessel, Kirk Lightsey, Don Moye and Evan Parker and is regularly featured at festivals. He has been teaching at the Bern University of the Arts and at other music schools since 2006.

I found that, as with much improv music, my complete sensory apparatus, as might be involved in the reception and translation of any corporeal stimuli, was at work here, picking up and trailing, spiralling and lunging through many rhythms, harmonies and congruences, as they made their appearances. The music, the improv, vary capriciously but naturally, and the air of freedom is transparent. Empathy is in the air, along with a host of unusual sounds from these richly sonorous instruments."-Ken Cheetham, Jazz Views


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"Daniel Studer was born in Zürich in 1961, lived and worked in Rome from 1981 to 1995, is now living with his family in Zurich.Master of arts in Music Pedagogy, guest composer at the Elektronisches Studio in Basel, studied composition with Johannes Schöllhorn.2010 award from the city of Zurich.

His focus lies on improvisation and mixed forms of improvisation and composition. He participated in various projects involving space - and projects with live electronics; further fields of interest are music and language, music and dance, music and video poetry. The constant exploration of his instrument has led to performances as a soloist, too.For years he has been working with Peter K Frey, Mischa Käser, Katharina Klement, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Dieter Ulrich and Alfred Zimmerlin.Presently he is part of the Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey, Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin, III-VII-XII (with Mischa Käser and Urs Haenggli) and the trio Gabriela Friedli Trio.

Concerts and radio recordings in Europe, Japan and USA. Among others he played with Lester Bowie, Jacques Demierre, Michel Doneda, Paolo Fresu, Gerry Hemingway, Steve Grossmann, Barney Kessel, Hans Koch, Riccardo Lay, Joëlle Léandre, Magda Mayas, Mike Melillo, Evan Parker, Antonello Salis, Irene Schweizer, Tony Scott, Co Streiff, Sebi Tramontana, Massimo Urbani, Urs Voerkel, Bobby Watson and many others.

Records with the Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey, Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin, Giancarlo Schiaffini Quintet, Gabriela Friedli Trio, Solo, In Transit, Eichenbergers Domino, Day & Taxi, Käppeli-Lüscher-Studer, Streichtrio Coen-Penazzi-Studer on labels as Intakt,Unit Records, EMANEM, Konnex, Percaso, Creative Sources, Edition RZ.

Festivals: Controindicazioni Roma, Le Mans Jazz Festival, Südtirol Jazz Festival Bozen, Clusone Jazz, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Unerhört! Zürcher Jazzfestival, Willisau Jazz Festival, Zoom in Bern, Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, Limmitantiones, Romaeuropa, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, World New Music Days, Honmoku Jazz Festival Yokohama, Jazz and more München, Siena Jazz, Progetto Musica Roma

He has been teaching improvisation at different music schools so at the Bern University of the Arts since 2006."

-Daniel Studer Website (http://www.danielstuder.ch/biography.php)
4/10/2024

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"Peter K. Frey (born May 21, 1941 in Baden AG ) is a Swiss bass player and sound artist.Live and act

Frey received piano lessons during his primary school teacher training. He began performing as a musician on the double bass in the Zurich Jazz Cafe Africana . Since 1972 he played in bands with Urs Voerkel . The idea for concept improvisations arose in a musician shared apartment with Irène Schweizer and Michel Seigner . Building on this, the ensemble Karl ein Karl was created in 1983 with Michel Seigner and Alfred Zimmerlin , which appeared at the Donaueschinger Musiktage , among others (the name of the ensemble comes from a text by Konrad Bayer). In addition, Frey worked as a programmer for a software company before he decided to live as a professional musician. Frey works as a freely improvising musician with double bass and voice. He gives concerts with Karl an Karl as well as in a duo with his bass colleague Daniel Studer (which has also been expanded to a quartet with Joëlle Léandre and Lukas Frey), but also solo. Together with his wife, the ceramist Theres Stämpfli, he has been creating installations under the title TON since 1993.

Since 1978 he has also worked as a teacher for improvised music and music on the computer at various Swiss educational institutions such as the F + F School for Art and Media Design Zurich or the University of Social Work Zurich . He also taught in a postgraduate course in free improvisation at the Musikhochschule Luzern (2002/2003) and the Music Academy of the City of Basel (from 2003),

Frey is a founding member of the Musician Cooperative Switzerland and co-founder and co-director of the Workshop for Improvised Music Zurich. In addition to his concert and teaching activities, he works as a composer for musical productions as well as for installations with visual artists."

-Wikipedia (https://second.wiki/wiki/peter_k_frey)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Curved Teeth 8:27

2. Triangular Teeth 8:06

3. Saggitate Teeth 3:42

4. Semicircular Teeth 5:19

5. Lustre Teeth 5:20

6. Shape Teeth 4:48

7. Trajectory Teeth 7:54

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