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Sanders, Mark / Chris Mapp / Andrew Woodhead: CollapseUncollapse: Time in Images (577 Records)

Starting as an electric jazz album, the UK trio of Mark Sanders on drums & percussion, Chris Mapp on bass & electronics and Andrew Woodhead on keys & electronics slip into moody and experimental ea-improv territory, fluctuating between acoustic and electronic material of masterful virtuosity, presenting two unconventional solo sections for drummer Sanders along the way.

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UPC: 755491279526

Label: 577 Records
Catalog ID: CD-577R-5912-1
Squidco Product Code: 33301

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Sansom Studios, in the UK, in May and June, 2021, by Olly Sansom.


Mark Sanders-drums, percussion

Chris Mapp-bass, electronics

Andrew Woodhead-keys, electronics

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Andrew Woodhead is best known for his duo ELDA with Aaron Diaz, who have featured Chris Mapp in previous recordings. Sanders is a legendary UK free jazz drummer with a who's-who list of legendary players that he's performed with. Chris Mapp is known for the band Gonimoblast with Mark Sanders, Dan Nicholls, Leafcutter John, Arve Henriksen & Maja S. K. Ratkje, and for the trio stillefelt with Percy Pursglove & Thomas Seminar Ford.

Artist Biographies

"Mark Sanders has played with many renowned musicians including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Peter Brotzmann, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Sidsel Endresen , Charles Gayle, Peter Evans and William Parker. He works with John Edwards in a duo and with groups including Evan Parker, `Foils` with Frank Paul Schubert and Matthius Muller and groups with Veryan Weston, John Tilbury, Agusti Fernandez and Mathew Shipp. Mark works in a regular improvising duo with John Butcher and also performing John`s composition `Tarab Cuts` which has played festivals in Rio de Janiero, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Glasgow, Bristol and London. In a trio with cellist Okkyung Lee, John and Mark have played in Belgium, France, England and Scotland. He also has a longstanding duo with Sarah Gail Brand which has featured on the BBC`s `The Stuart Lee Show`and in the film `Taking the dog for a Walk`.

He has performed solo for a Christian Marclay exhibition at The White Cube Gallery in London, Evan Parker`s festival`Unwhitstable` in Wroclaw, Poland for `Solos Festival` The 100 Years Gallery London, an improvised music series in Derby and Cafe Oto in London. Working with Christian Marclay in his `Everyday` piece for film and live music, he has performed in Aldeburgh, Ruhr Trienalle, Vienna Bienalle, Holland festival and London`s QEH and has also collaborated with him playing for the film `Screenplay`in London and Lisbon. In situations using composition in one form or another Mark works in various projects including `13 Vices` with Brian Irvine/Jennifer Walshe, Alex Hawkins Ensemble featuring Peter Evans, Simon Fell Ensembe, groups with Hasse Poulsen and Luc Ex , Sarah Sarhandi`s `Both Universe`, Elaine Mitchener`s `Sweet Tooth` and has played in the groups of Shabaka Hutchings including`Sons of Kemet` Conceptual Artist Sam Belinfante collaborated with Mark in his piece `On the One Hand, and the Other` in two exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre, London For Conceptual artist Henrik Hakensen`s film `The End` he has performed as an improvising soloist with orchestras conductedd by Jessica Cottis, playing the music of John Coxon in Glasgow, Sydney and Monte Carlo As a guest with New York`s ICE Ensemble he has performed John Zorn`s `The Tempest` in London and at Huddersfield New Music Festival.

Mark also works in the groups of Paul Dunmall including Deep Whole Trio with Paul Rogers, in duo and `Frisque Concordance` with Georg Graewe , and the ensembles of Mikolaj Trzaska, Uwe Oberg and Peter Jaquemyn. He has performed in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Morrocco, South Africa, Australia, Mozambique and Turkey, playing at many major festivals including Nickelsdorf, Riga, Ulrichsburg, Glastonbury, Womad, Vancouver, Isle of Wight, Roskilde, Berlin Jazz days, FMP, Mulhouse, Luz, Minniapolis, Banlieue Bleues, Son D`hiver and Hurta Cordel."

-Mark Sanders Website (

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Chris Mapp is a UK bassist, known for the band Gonimoblast, and the trio stillefelt.

-Chris Mapp Website (

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"Andrew Woodhead is a musician, composer, producer and artist working across a variety of contexts taking in jazz, free improvisation, electronica, folk and new music, as well as creating installation and digital work. He has established himself as a key figure on the UK's creative music scene, winning the 2014 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and being named 'One To Watch' in Jazzwise magazine.

Projects he is involved with include electro-acoustic duo ELDA with Aaron Diaz, collaborative arts practice Ideas of Noise with Sarah Farmer, and Mark Sanders' CollapseUncollapse.

As well as performing solo on both acoustic piano and live electronics, Andrew has also collaborated in improvised settings with Olie Brice, Hannah Marshall, Paul Dunmall, Kim Macari, Annie Mahtani, Chris Mapp, Ole Mofjell, Natalie Sandtorv, Percy Pursglove, Jacob Garchik and many more.

His debut solo album 'Pocket Piano Improvisations' was released in May 2016, followed by 'Shiny/Things' with ELDA ft. Kari Eskild Havenstrom. ELDA released three EPs in 2020; 'Live at BEAST' featuring vocalist/modular synth player Georgia Denham, 'Hippocampinae' featuring saxophonist/clarinettist Faye MacCalman, and 'a different name for the same river' featuring Chris Mapp and Sam Wooster.

His latest album 'Pendulums: Music for Bellringers, Improvisers and Electronics' was released in June 2021, followed by a UK tour with live bellringers in September 2022.

ELDA released further EPs 'Metal Built' with guitarist Anton Hunter, 'Hello Spirit' with synth/electronicist Meesha Fones and 'Primary/Secondary/Tertiary' with producer/ambient musician John Derek Bishop in 2022. These are collected together in the box set 'Collaborations 2020-2022' released in December 2022."

-Andrew Woodhead Website (

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Track Listing:

1. Gravelines 18:05

2. Eclipsed (Mark Sander's Solo) 6:09

3. Bridged 7:07

4. Time In Images 13:31

5. Ghost Dance (Mark Sander's Solo) 4:02

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
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London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Trio Recordings
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