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Turbulence: Fluid Friction (Evil Clown)

A 9-horn section from the Leap of Faith Orchestra performing an expansive improvisation of thoughtful and melodic interaction augmented with the Evil Clown arsenal of percussive instruments, from David Peck on clarinets, sax & winds, Jared Holiday on sax & bass clarinet, David WelansÊ& Dennis LIvingston on flutes, Elwood Epps & Bob Moores on trumpet and Duane Reed on horns & trombone.
 

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Label: Evil Clown
Catalog ID: 9293
Squidco Product Code: 31655

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Livestreamed to YouTube from Evil Clown Headquarters, Waltham MA 8 December 2021.


Personnel:

David Peck (PEK)-Clarinet, contralto & contrabass clarinets, soprano, alto, tenor & bass saxophones, bass flute, 5 hole wooden flute, alto & bass ocarinas, piccolo oboe, goat horn, bass tromboon, melodica, [d]ronin, electric chimes, chime rod boxes, spring boxes, gongs, crotales, glockenspiel, Tibetan bowls, castanets, seed pod rattle

Melanie Howell-Brooks-alto sax, bass clarinet, wooden irish flute, flute head joint, bowed crotales, glockenspiel, Temple & Tibetan bells, almglocken, cow bells, log drums, seed pod rattle, table, concertina, chime rod boxes, spring boxes, 17 string bass

Jared Holiday-tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute, beer bottle, 17 string bass, Englephone, wood blocks, log drums, brontosaurus bell

David Welans-flute, piccolo, flute head joint, head joint dizi conversion, gong, glockenspiel, log drums, wood & temple blocks, balafon, bowed percussion

Dennis Livingston-flute, sopranino, soprano and alto recorders, ocarinas, assorted bottles

Vance Provey-trumpet, balafon, concertina, Tibetan bowls, chime rod boxes, spring boxes, gong

Ellwood Epps-trumpet, Tibetan bowl

Bob Moores-trumpet with various mutes, flugelhorn, small wooden whistles, slide whistle, mini cowbell, gong, plate gong, brontosaurus & tank bells, almglocken, crotales, glockenspiel, balafon,log drums, wood blocks, temple blocks, seed pod rattle, castanets, [d]ronin, electric chimes, chime rod boxes, spring boxes, gongs, crank siren

Duane Reed-baritone horn, bass trombone, trombone mute, slide whistle, balafon, glockenspiel, crotales, glockenspiel, gongs, bell tree, almglocken, Tibetan bowl, voice

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Artist Biographies:

"PEK (aka David Peck) is a multi-instrument improviser who plays all kinds of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, double reeds, percussion, electronics and auxiliary sound making devices of all kinds.

PEK was born in 1964 and started playing clarinet and piano in elementary school. In 7th grade he started saxophones, first on alto, then switching to tenor in high school. He spent 10 years playing in rock bands and studying classical and jazz saxophone with Kurt Heisig in the San Jose CA area before moving to Boston in 1989 to attend Berklee where he studied performance with George Garzone. While Berklee was an excellent place to study harmony, voice training and other important aspects of a conventional formal music training course of study, it was not a very good environment for learning contemporary (or pure) improvisation (apart from his work with George). PEK did find, however, that Boston had a thriving improvisation scene, and it was here that he developed his mature pure improvisation language.

During the 90s, PEK performed with many notable improvisers including Masashi Harada, Glynis Lomon, William Parker, Laurence Cooke, Eric Zinman, Glenn Spearman, Raqib Hassan, Charlie Kohlhase, Steve Norton, Keith Hedger, Mark McGrain, Sydney Smart, Matt Samolis, Martha Ritchey, Larry Roland, Dennis Warren, Yuri Zbitnov, Craig Schildhauer, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Leslie Ross, Rob Bethel, Wayne Rogers, Eric Rosenthal, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tatsuya Nakatani, James Coleman, B'hob Rainey and George Garzone.

PEK met cellist Glynis Lomon when they played together in the Masashi Harada Sextet which existed between 1990 and 1992. They developed a deep musical connection which they continued following the MHS; first with the Leaping Water Trio for a few years and then with the first version of Leap of Faith in 1994. Leap of Faith was very active in Boston from that time until 2001 and went through a series of several core ensembles which always included both PEK and Glynis. Other key Leap of Faith core members during this period were Mark McGrain (trombone), Craig Schildhauer (double bass), Sydney Smart (drums), Yuri Zbitnov (drums) and James Coleman (theremin). Leap of Faith was always a very modular unit with constantly shifting personnel and many different guests. The early Leap of Faith period concluded in 2001 with a dual bill at an excellent room at MIT called Killian Hall with George Garzone's seminal trio the Fringe.

At this time, PEK changed careers for his day gig, returning to college for a computer science degree and beginning to work in the structural engineering industry at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. He became far too busy to continue the heavy music schedule, and preferring not to do music casually, he entered a long musically dormant period.

Flash forward to early 2014. PEK was a regular mail order customer of Downtown Music Gallery, the premiere specialty shop in Manhattan for free jazz, contemporary classical and other new music. While in New York on SGH business, he went down to DMG and had a lengthy conversation with proprietor Bruce Lee Gallanter about the early Leap of Faith period. He then sent Bruce a package of about 15 CD titles from the 90s and was pleasantly surprised when Bruce managed to sell nearly all of it. This public interest in the old catalog spurred PEK into getting back into performance. He reformed Leap of Faith with Glynis Lomon (cello, voice, aquasonic), Yuri Zbitnov (drums) and newcomer Steve Norton (clarinets and saxophones) and started to record and perform in early 2015.

Now having access to financial resources always absent in the early period, PEK began to accumulate a huge collection of instruments both for himself and also to expand the palate of Leap of Faith and the other projects soon to follow. He acquired new recording equipment and many new saxophones, clarinets, double reeds, metal and wooden percussion instruments, electronic instruments, signal processing equipment and other sound-making devices from many cultures. He revived his old record label, Evil Clown, and created reissues and new releases for much of the early period work by Leap of Faith and many of his other projects to sell at shows, DMG and the internet (around 100 archival titles).

The Arsenal of equipment has a grand purpose: To establish a large scale aesthetic problem to use the instruments to make long form broad palate improvisations with dramatic transformation and development. The very broad palate enables the long improvisations to evolve with very different movements and pronounced development over their length. PEK started the Leap of Faith Orchestra, a greatly expanded Leap of Faith, to achieve this purpose along with a number of smaller ensembles which are sub-units of the full orchestra including String Theory (focusing on orchestral strings), Metal Chaos Ensemble (focusing on metallic percussion), Turbulence (horn players), Mekaniks (electronics) and Chicxulub (space rock). In all, the Evil Clown roster includes over 40 musicians who contribute to one or more of the various projects, with PEK participating in all of them. Leap of Faith has also had some special guests like Steve Swell (trombone), Thomas Heberer (trumpet), Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) and Jim Hobbs (alto sax). The Leap of Faith Orchestra happens whenever several of these groups play together at the same time, or the ensemble exceeds 7 or 8 players. The Full Orchestra is a special case discussed below.

The current roster is comprised in part of: - Core Leap of Faith: PEK, Glynis Lomon, Yuri Zbitnov (Steve Norton has since left to go to Graduate School) - Percussion: Andria Nicodemou (vibes), Kevin Dacey (perc), Joe Hartigan (perc), Syd Smart (drums) - Strings: Jane Wang (cello), Clara Kebabian (violin), Tony Leva (bass), Mimi Rabson (violin), Kirsten Lamb (bass), Brendan Higgins (bass), Silvain Castellano (bass), Rob Bethel (cello), Kit Demos (bass), Matt Scutchfield (violin), Helen Sherrah-Davies (violin) - Piano: Eric Zinman, Peter Cassino, Emilio Gonzales - Horns: Dave Harris (tuba, trombone), Charlie Kohlhase (saxes), Bob Moores (trumpet), Sara Honeywell (trombone), Forbes Graham (trumpet), John Baylies (tuba), Dan O'Brien (woodwinds), Zack Bartolomei (woodwinds), Kat Dobbins (trombone), Steve Provizer (trumpet, baritone horn), Matt Samolis (flute) - Electronics: Greg Grinnell, Jason Adams (electric bass, electronics) - Guitar: Dru Wesely, Grant Beale, Chris Florio - Voice: Dei Xhrist

Evil Clown is documenting the ongoing solutions to this aesthetic challenge by creating limited CD editions and digital download albums of every performance and studio session by this array of ensembles. Interested audience can track the development of the grand scale project over the many releases - over 80 albums recorded and released so far between Jan of 2015 and March of 2017. All of the bands are highly modular, changing personnel and instrumentation with each meeting. The result is an enormous amount of music that shares the same fundamental improvisational language but differs from event to event greatly both in sonority (overall sound) and specific detail.

For the full Leap of Faith Orchestra, PEK composes a graphic notation score to guide the improvisation. The full Orchestra is comprised of roughly 20 players from the roster and performs twice a year. Two performances have occurred to date - The Expanding Universe in June of 2016 and Supernovae in November of 2016. Composition for Possible Universes is completed and the work will be performed on May 28, 2017 with another performance (score not yet begun) scheduled for November.

The scores use a device called Frame Notation where written English descriptions of the overall sonority desired and simple graphic symbols are given durations for each player on their part along with direction on when to play and when not to play. The directions are put in little boxes called frames which are arranged on a timeline and are simple enough to be immediately understood by the performers. Horizontal lines, called Duration Bars, extend across the page indicating when each Event (the Frame + the Duration Bar) begins and ends. An Event can be intended for the full ensemble, a defined group within the ensemble (for example, Metal Chaos Ensemble), a custom group (for example, Tubas), or an individual (for example, Andria Feature).

Parts are the full score annotated with Hiliters so that each player's instructions stand out. They can clearly see their individual instructions, but can also see the big picture, enabling far more knowledge about the pending actions of the rest of the ensemble than typical in pure improvisation. The players track the elapsed time on a very large sports clock. There is no melodic, harmonic or rhythmic information specified. This system allows PEK to compose detailed Ensemble Events without having to notate pitches or rhythms which would require significant rehearsal to accurately achieve."

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/pek)
5/18/2022

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"Born in Hartland, Wisconsin, Melanie Howell-Brooks currently lives in Canton, MA and performs throughout the New England area. She received her Bachelors of Music in Music Performance and Music Education from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and her Masters in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory. Though her main focus is the baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, especially when it comes to jazz and rock, she primarily plays alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet for musical theater and in more classical settings.

Mrs. Brooks is an active musician in the Boston area and is a member of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, as well as smaller permutations of that group - Oddsong and the Jazz Composers Alliance Saxophone Quartet. She also performs with Mehmet Ali Sanlikol's large jazz ensemble, Whatsnext?, the John AllmarkOrchestra, and has formed her own group, The Phoenix Fire Collective. She can also be seen playing with The Ward Eights and Soul City bands. Other performance groups include appearances with the BT/ALC Big Band, as well as the Fernando Huergo Big Band. She was a member of the Beantown Swing Orchestra since its inception in 2006 until its membership direction moved to musicians much more new to plaing in big bands.

Other more recent notable performances include recording with David Liebman under the direction of Ken Schaphorst with Mr. Sanlikol's band, Whatsnext? as well as a Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra performance with special guests, Jerry Bergonzi, Marshall Gilkes, and Lewis Porter. She has also played in the backing bands for The Temptations/Four Tops as well as with Johnny Mathis, performed with Symphony New Hampshire, and has been a pit orchestra musician with the North Shore Music Theatre. She has also performed and touredwith Whatsnext? on baritone sax and bass clarinet performing alongside David Liebman and Tiger Okoshi. Mrs. Brooks toured Turkey and Cyprus and played at the Istanbul Jazz Festival in 2017 along with Mr. Okoshi and Whatsnext?. In 2016 she had the honor of performing with Aretha Franklin in her band when she cameto Boston. That year she also celebrated the life of David Bowie with a concert led by Russ Gershon of the Either/Orchestra on baritone sax, flute, and bass clarinet performing all of his last recording, Blackstar.

Over the years Mrs. Brooks has also been a guest soloist on alto saxophone with the Waltham Symphony Orchestra, a pit musician for numerous community, college, and high school theater groups, been a show band musician with Carnival Cruise Lines, and has played on a number of recordings."

-Evil Clown (https://www.evilclown.rocks/bio-melanie-howell-brooks.html)
5/18/2022

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David Welans is a Boston flute player and teacher. He has a BM music composition from Berklee, with graduate studies in flute and composition at Boston University. He is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. He is also a quality control/tester /headjoint cutter with the William S.Haynes Flute Company for 20 years, after which I held the same position with the Verne Q. Powell Flute Company. He has beenteaching flute, piccolo, and music composition for over 25 years in both private and classroom settings.

-Cambridge Flute Lessons (https://sites.google.com/site/cambridgeflutelessons/)
5/18/2022

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"As a kid growing up on New York's Upper West Side, I was a voracious reader of science fiction and related genres that sparked my imagination, as they have ever since. This preoccupation also stimulated an interest in following developments in science and technology, a path that eventually influenced my academic career as a political scientist from the mid-1960s through the 1970s. At campuses including UC Davis, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) I brought to the classroom a passion for such topics as the study of alternative world futures, issues of sustainable resource use and science fiction as a social science literature.

I moved to Boston in the early 1980s to take a job as policy analyst with the Massachusetts government's anti-poverty program. Bad timing for the Reagan years, which saw budgets drop for dealing with the consequences of economic inequality. I changed careers again, becoming a business editor for High Technology Magazine, then a feature writer for Systems Integration, a trade industry publication that catered to the burgeoning computer sector. On the way I garnered an award from the Computer Press Association in 1989 for best feature story of the year, an article on NASA's plans for an international space station - which necessitated a research trip to Houston's Johnson Space Center, a sci fi fan's dream come true.

My career hopping took another twist from the 1990s on when I returned to the family trade - music. Roll the tape back to my teen years, when my musical tastes ran toward classical music - especially Baroque and 20th century composers - and though I played piano, my main performing instrument became and remains the flute. I was also growing up with a mom who had been a big band singer under the name Ruth Brent in the 1930s and a dad, Jerry Livingston, who was a prolific and successful songwriter in the Tin Pan Alley era and beyond. His output includes such iconic numbers as "The Talk of the Town," "Mairzy Doats," "The Twelfth of Never" and the score for Disney's animated Cinderella. In my adult years, after ignoring this heritage, my musical universe expanded to encompass a deep appreciation of the American Songbook along with musical theater, jazz, world music, contemporary classical and other diverse styles that I grew to love.

Out of this foundation grew a desire in mid-life to try my own hand as a composer/lyricist of songs. When I pondered what kind of material to create in the methodical way I approach each new life event, I was inspired to devise contemporary versions of the witty lyrics, memorable tunes and story-driven themes that characterized so many of the standards from my dad's era, filtered through a diverse set of musical influences and range of concerns reflecting life in our times. I decided the only possible audience for this kind of sophisticated songwriting was the passionate world of cabaret singers, fans and clubs.

You can hear the results on a CD titled "The Stories In My Mind," recorded live at a New York revue of my songs, and at this website, which contains full tracks of all my pieces, videos of songs presented in revues, song lyrics and much more at the SONGS page. The SONG PERFORMANCES page provides details about showcases and cabaret shows that have included performances of my work. The CABARET LINKS page connects you to websites of singers who have recorded my songs on commercial CDs and demos, along with links to selected cabaret publications and organizations. There's also a comprehensive section on the life and career of my dad at the JERRY LIVINGSTON page.

It seems that music is not yet done with me. I have always had a knack as a flutist for improvising tunes, abstract riffs and responses to the playing of others at jams. I'm now bringing these skills to the public as a member of The Alchemists, a band of musicians devoted to the art of group improvisation. We have released two CDs so far, "Potions" and "Journey To The East."

I wonder what's next."

-Dennis Livingston Website (https://www.dennislivingston.com/biography.htm)
5/18/2022

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Vance Provey is a trumpeter and freelance musician, arranger, composer, and educator.He has played with various bands in the Boston area, including HealingNewtown and the Arts Festival.

-The Newton Bee (https://www.newtownbee.com/12132013/snapshot-vance-provey/)
5/18/2022

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"Ellwood Epps was born in Toronto and grew up in nearby Mississauga. His father and grandfather played trumpet in the past, and when he began band classes in junior high school at age 11, the trumpet was chosen for him, despite having put down alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone as his three instrument choices. He attended an intensive arts highschool called Cawthra Park, where his first trumpet teachers were Mary Ann Fratia and Jim Lewis. At Cawthra he began improvising, composing, and falling in love with jazz music. During this time he played trumpet, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, piano, and baritone saxophone, and also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

He spent a brief period of time studying jazz at the University of Toronto and York University. He took private lessons from David Mott, meditated, wrote poetry, and travelled to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder Colorado, attending the classes of Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Reed Bye. Back in Toronto, he copublished a poetry journal and hosted a reading series called Poetry On The Roof at the Parliament Street loft where he lived. He also travelled to Bennington Vermont to study with Bill Dixon.

During the late 90's, Epps hosted Full Circle, a weekly jazz program on CIUT FM which featured in-studio performances, and organized the AS IS concert series at the Oasis on College Street. Some of Epps' first performances as an improviser were with the Woodchoppers Association, a large orchestra co-led by drummer Dave Clark and multi-inistrumentalist Lewis Melville. He joined the David Mott Quintet, which recorded two very under-recognized albums, and had a week-long performance residency at the Vancouver Jazz Festival.

In 2004 and 2005 Epps attended the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop and the Vancouver Creative Music Institute, where he learned from George Lewis, Dave Douglas, Han Bennink, Mark Dresser, and Bill Frisell, and met Montreal musicians Pierre-Yves Martel and Philippe Lauzier. In 2004 he was invited to perform with Steve Lacy and an 8-piece ensemble in Montreal in a concert recorded and broadcast on French CBC Radio. Sadly Lacy passed a few months later, and the band never got to perform again. The experience made an impression, and Epps moved to Montreal in 2005, where he has worked regularly with the Montreal members of that band: Nicolas Caloia, John Heward, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, and Rainer Wiens. That band also included American saxophonist Joe Giardullo; Epps played on Joe's 'Red Morocco', which was released on the French Rogue Art label.

In Montreal, Epps also began working with players of his own generation including Martel, Lauzier, Josh Zubot, and Isaiah Ceccarelli. Epps was an original member of Martel's Quartetski, and appears on its debut recording, ''Quartetski does Prokofiev''. In 2007 he formed Pink Saliva with Michel F Côté and Alexandre St-Onge. The band has released 6 recordings, and won the François Marcaurelle prize at the Off Jazz Festival in 2012. He is also a longstanding member of Nicolas Caloia's Ratchet Orchestra, and has performed with John Heward's Murray Street Band, Land of Marigold (a duet with Josh Zubot), as a duet with saxophonist Yves Charuest, and in many groups with Jean Derome. Currently his principal activity is the band Togetherness!, a quintet which plays music from South Africa and beyond.

Epps has performed in ad-hoc ensembles with Montreal improvers of all ages and backgrounds including Scott Thomson, Martin Tétreault, Émilie Girard-Charest, Malcolm Goldstein, Raphael Foisy-Couture, Ivan Bamford, Stéphan Diamantakiou, and Bernard Falaise. Since coming to Montreal he has also performed with many American and European musicians including William Parker, Bill Dixon, John Butcher, Matana Roberts, Henry Grimes, Axel Dörner, Marshall Allen, Xavier Charles, Wilbert DeJoode, Butch Morris, and Nate Wooley. He has completed two coast-to-coast Canadian tours, first playing solo concerts, and then with violinist Josh Zubot. He has performed often at the Guelph Jazz Festival, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), FONTMusic Canada, and l'Off Festival de Jazz de Montréal, and has appeared in New York at the Stone, CBGB's, the Jazz Gallery, and the FONT Festival.

In 2008 Epps and fellow trumpeter Philippe Battikha co-founded l'Envers, a loft venue in the Mile End that was a welcoming home for creative music, film, dance and more, and hosted over 400 concerts during its four years in business. In the same year he was one of four musicians who started the stilll-active Mardi Spaghetti series, just down the street at Le Cagibi café. In 2014 Epps and Aaron Shragge started the annual Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada, modelled after the FONT Festival in New York. FONTMusic Canada has presented great trumpet artists including Nicole Rampersaud, Lina Allemano, Amy Horvey, Ingrid Jensen, and Nate Wooley.

While living at l'Envers, Epps and Lévy Bourbonnais started a series of improvised music workshops called the Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal. SIM continues to operate, with nearly 200 students over the years, and has included workshops by guest teachers such as Henry Grimes, Lori Freedman, Joe Morris, and Tatsuya Nakatani. He has given workshops across Canada: in Vancouver (through the NOW Orchestra Society), as artist-in-residence at the 2015 Something Else! Festival in Hamilton, in Calgary, Kitchener, and at Carlton University in Ottawa. Epps has been teaching private trumpet lessons since his teenage years, following in the footsteps of master teacher Laurie Frink, with whom studied in New York over a 10-year period.

Ellwood has recorded on over 60 records for diverse labels including Ambiances Magnetiques, &Records, and Constellation (Montreal), VICTO, Rogue Art (France), Majmua (Philadelphia), Kakutopia (UK), Panospria and Drip Audio (Vancouver), Barnyard (Toronto), and Bug Incision (Calgary)."

-Ellwood Epps Website (http://www.ellwoodepps.ca/biography/)
5/18/2022

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"Bob Moores Having spent most of his life flying under the radar working on obscure projects that may some day come to the light of day, trumpeter/guitarist/composer/improviser/artist/photographer/poet/conceptualist Bob Moores has finally started to emerge into the light playing in the free improvisation collective Fable Grazer and through his solo project Resonator.

Having played every kind of music imaginable on trumpet in every kind of setting from classical to funk to blues to R&B to pop punk and metal to jazz, in small and large ensembles, Bob has settled on playing only freely improvised music at this stage of his evolution, both in group situations and as a solo artist. Moores is an exponent of what he calls unschooled primitive coloristic guitar having started to play in earnest with Fable Grazer.

He has been composing music since he was a child and composes and arranges for a variety of ensembles types, instrumentations and genres."

-Evil Clown Website (http://www.giantevilclown.com/bio-bob-moores.html)
5/18/2022

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"I formed Turbulence in 2015 as I started to assemble players for the Leap of Faith Orchestra. Turbulence, the extended horn section for the Orchestra (along with guests on other instruments), also records and performs as an independent unit. As if this writing in 2021, we have recorded over 30 albums on Evil Clown with greatly varied ensembles. All the smaller Evil Clown bands are really more about a general approach, rather than a specific set of musicians. A session gets credited to Turbulence when it is mostly horn players and the only musician on all of them is me. The sessions range from an early duet with Steve Norton and me (Vortex Generation Mechanisms) to a 5-horn band with bass and two percussionists (Encryption Schemes) to four albums by the side project Turbulence Doom Choir which feature myself, multiple tubas, percussion, electronics, and signal processing and many other configurations.

This set, Fluid Friction, is the largest Turbulence ensemble since we resumed this year, at 9 horn players doubling percussion. The set features a couple of relative Evil Clown newbies: Ellwood Epps (tp) makes his third appearance after playing on a recent Leap of Faith session (Meaning Arising) and a pre-virus Turbulence festival performance (Upheaval); Vance Provey (tp) makes his third appearance after playing on a recent Leap of Faith session (Revealing the Essence) and the last Turbulence session (Roughness of Surfaces), and David Welans (flutes) makes his third appearance after playing on the recent Expanse Meets the JDME Quartet session (Scope) and the last Turbulence session (Roughness of Surfaces). We also have two performers on their very first Evil Clown performance: Jared Holiday (woodwinds) and Dennis Livingston (flutes). The balance of the ensemble is made up from Evil Clown regulars...

I'm super happy with this session. The regulars and the newer arrivals really played extremely well together, listening intently and exercising admirable restraint. 9 players is a very large band for pure improvisation. Generally speaking, as ensemble size increases, so increases the difficulty of making music which is well-formed and tight. I'm very interested in the aesthetic problems of larger group pure improvisations. My Broad Palate concept is a solution to this problem which works by introducing many different possible sonorities. Over the duration of the work, the combination of instruments undergoes tremendous variation, leading to a sequence of very different movements. Most of the players on Fluid Friction play several horns, and also auxiliary percussion and the other instruments which are strewn all throughout the studio."-David Peck

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Meaning Arising
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Simulacrum (PEK / Moores / Woods / Simches)
Metamorphoses
(Evil Clown)
Simulacrum (PEK / Moores / Woods / Gruen / Simches)
Phantasmagoria
(Evil Clown)
Expanse (PEK / Knoblach)
Breadth
(Evil Clown)
Axioms
Hypothesis
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Vertical Currents
(Evil Clown)
Simulacrum
Hyperreality
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Lattice
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Tinier Even Then Science
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Information Paradox
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Imaginary Perspectives
(Evil Clown)
Expanse
Vacuum Energy
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo, An Orchestra of PEKs
Prisms
(Evil Clown)
Expanse Meets The JMDE Quartet
Scope
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs
Electrolysis
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Decision Boundary
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs
Stretching the Fabric of Space
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Requiem for Raymond
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / A Quartet of PEKS
Fixed Intentions for the Saxophone Family
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / An Orchestra of PEKs
Coulombs
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Complex and Real Dimensions
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Friction Coefficients
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Trajectories
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Phenomena
(Evil Clown)
Pek Solo
Pursuing the Ideal Limit of Inquiry
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Null Hypothesis
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
True Representations of Reality
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
The Observed Present
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
The Strange Theory of Light & Matter
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Schematic Abstractions for the Clarinet Family
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Atomic Tuna
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
For Alto (For Anthony Braxton)
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Completeness for Flutes and Double Reeds
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Elaborations
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Semantic Notions [3 CDs]
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Schematic Abstractions for the Clarinet Family
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
The Strange Theory of Light & Matter
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Null Hypothesis
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / An Orchestra Of PEKS
Some Truths Are Known [3 CDS]
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Don Quixote
(Evil Clown)
Pek Solo
Pursuing the Ideal Limit of Inquiry
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo / An Orchestra Of PEKS
Some Truths Are Known [3 CDS]
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
True Representations of Reality
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Schism
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
The Observed Present
(Evil Clown)
Sub-Unit No. 1
Main Sequence
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith
Principles of an Open Future
(Relative Pitch)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
The Riddle Of Steel
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Friction Coefficients
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Trajectories
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Phenomena
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Precedents [2 CDs]
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Tumult
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Son Of Cosmocentric
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
The Conception Of Sense
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Sense And Understanding
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Call Of Cthulhu
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
The Nameless City
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
The Conception Of Sense
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Son Of Cosmocentric
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Cosmic Distance Ladder
(Evil Clown)
Ratchet Orchestra
Coco Swirl
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Sub-Unit #1
Potential & Kinetic Energies
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Upheaval
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Paroxysmal Attacks
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Coefficient of Unity
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Tumult
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Eddy Flux
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Crumpled Dimensions
(Evil Clown)
String Theory
3 of 9 Dimensions
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Closed & Open Universes [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Reverberatory Furnace
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Proteus IV
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Beyond the Holy Mountain
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Basilisk
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub-Units
Virtual Particles [2 CDS]
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith Orchestra
performs The Photon Epoch by PEK
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith
Potential and Actual Infinities
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith
Nucleosynthesis
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith
First Principles
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith
Charge Transfer Complex
(Evil Clown)
Axioms
Manifestations
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Flow Across Scales
(Evil Clown)
String Theory
Thickness Of The Present
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Luminiferous Aether
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Electric Sword Machine
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Tangled Hierachies
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Order Of Ramifications
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Syncretic Discipline
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Topological Constructions
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith Orchestra
Cosmological Horizons
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Proof Theory
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Cryptomorphism
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Blast Furnace
(Evil Clown)
Turbulence
Amorphous Solids
(Evil Clown)
PEK Solo
Fulcrum
(Evil Clown)
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Shape Memory
(Evil Clown)
Mekaniks
The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Gravitation
(Evil Clown)
Leap Of Faith
Thought Experiment
(Evil Clown)
Leap of Faith Orchestra
SuperClusters
(Evil Clown)
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