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Leandre, Joelle / Nuria Andorra: BLA BLA BLA duo (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

A brooding meeting between free improvising double bassist Joëlle Léandre and Catalonian drummer/percussionist Nuria Andorra (Icarus Ensemble, Barcelona 216, Patchwork Ensemble), two generations of improvisers finding common ground through a simmering boil of intelligent improvisation, imaginative technical skill and passionately assertive playing.
 

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UPC: 5904441617221

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: 21/2022
Squidco Product Code: 32772

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Meussa Estudio BCN, in Barcelona, Spain, on October 7th 2021, by Roger Rodes.


Personnel:

Joelle Leandre-double bass

Nuria Andorra-drums, percussion

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"French double bass player (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France), improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l'Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez's Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joëlle Léandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her - as have Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and about 40 composers.

As well as working in contemporary music, Léandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke and so many others...

She has written extensively for dance and theater, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances. She got the DAAD at Berlin, is welcomed as artist resident at Villa Kujiyama (Kyoto). In 2002, 2004 and 2006, she is Visiting Professor at Mills college, Oakland, CA, Chaire Darius Milhaud, for improvisation and composition. Her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and a part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

From 1981 to 2009, Joëlle Léandre has about 150 recordings to her credit.

-Joelle Leandre Website (https://www.joelle-leandre.com/biography/2/)
1/25/2023

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"Núria Andorrà, percussionist and improviser.

She has a degree in percussion from Esmuc, after she studieds at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, with a scholarship of the Cultural Government of Catalonia and the Ministry of Education from Spain. After that she studied a master in Contemporary Music at the same university with I. Nakamura, J. Brener and Thomas Hoffer.

Currently she is doing his doctoral studies abut "the free improvisation on the contemporary music".

She was a resident artist from Ateneu Barcelonès, Antic Teatre and Phonos Fundation. Nowadays she is artistic director from Improject Ensemble, resident at the ESMUC.

Her main collaborations have been with contemporary music groups Icarus Ensemble (Italy), Abstrai Ensemble (France), Murtra Ensemble (Catalonia), Barcelona 216 (Catalonia), Patchwork Ensemble (Madrid). She was a member of the artistic committee of Contemporánica Music Ensemble, resident group of Art Center Cal Massó Reus.

She Improvised with Agustí Fernández, Le Quan Nihn, Ingar Zahr, Mats Gustafsson, Pablo Ledesma, Nate Wooley, Frances-Marie Uitti, Joe Morris, Ramon Prat, Tom Chant, Johannes Nästesjö, Nenad Markovic, Ivi Rausi. Joachim Badenhorst, Yasmine Azaiez, Anne-liis Poll, Susana Santos.

She has also worked the composer Carlos Santos at the shows "patetisme il:lustrat" and " Piturrino fa de music". With the composer Hèctor Parra at "Frec3", and with Oliver Rappoport at "Leviatán".

As a pedagogue he has been teaching improvisation in Esmuc, and it has also been a percussion teacher in Conservatory of music of the diputació de Tarragona and Conservatory of Liceu from Barcelona."

- Website (http://nuriaandorra.com/bio-2/)
1/25/2023

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track listing:


1. BLA BLA 1 (2:56)

2. BLA BLA 2 (1:48)

3. BLA BLA 3 (2:31)

4. BLA BLA 4 (3:08)

5. BLA BLA 5 (3:00)

6. BLA BLA 6 (4:44)

7. BLA BLA 7 (2:04)

8. BLA BLA 8 (4:16)

9. BLA BLA 9 (2.22)

10. BLA BLA 10 (3:51)

11. BLA BLA 11 (4:26)

12. BLA BLA 12 (6:58)
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"Double bass legend Joelle Leandre and young Catalonian drummer virtuoso Nuria Andorra together. Two generations of the improvised music world, two different approaches to improvisation, and one incredible world of music!"-Fundacja Sluchaj

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