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Sjostrom, Harri / Erhard Hirt / Philipp Wachsman / Paul Lytton: Especially For You (Bead)

A concert recording on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Einstein Kultur in Munich from the quartet of Erhard Hirt on guitar & computer and Paul Lytton on drums, percussion & objects (half of the Quartet XPACT) plus Harri Sjostrom on soprano & sopranino saxophones and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics, presenting a remarkable set of collective ea-improvisations.
 

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Harri Sjostrom-soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone

Erhard Hirt-guitar, computer

Philipp Wachsmann-violin, electronics

Paul Lytton-drums, percussion, objects


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UPC: 5904224872526

Label: Bead
Catalog ID: Bead 47
Squidco Product Code: 33733

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live at MUG, in Munchen, Germany, on October 15th, 2022, by Oliver Kunzer.

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"This CD contains live recordings of a concert on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Einstein Kultur in Munich, founded by the city of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture.

The concert was planned as part of a tour of the Quartet XPACT, but Stefan Keune and Hans Schneider were indisposed and were replaced, at the last minute, by Harri Sjöström and Philipp Wachsmann-Erhard Hirt (May 2023)



"The recording on this CD endeavours to communicate the more than usual impact and contribution of the audience who participated in the interactions of the musicians, and even the feel of the space between pieces. The final applause was therefore included - it even included a bold listener brandishing his iphone playing back a short extract he had only just recorded.

The musicians came together for this their first tour of the especially for you quartet, bringing new and fresh interactions. Each in earlier times played together variously. There are too many experiences to list all here. Significantly and coming to mind, Paul and Erhard are in the long standing, classic / iconic and always exceptional Xpact quartet. Philipp and Harri perform in many combinations since the 1980s. There was a great deal brought to this concert - a new moment 'in the moment' to which the audience contributed.

Paul Lytton on percussion, drew from his extensive and enriched array of instruments and sound objects that comprise his unique sound pallet developed over the years. Erhard used his own also extensive computer transformations of his guitar, and Philipp largely played the acoustic violin with a few occasional electronic transformations. Harri flew amidst amazing invention on saxophones."-Philipp Wachsmann (June 2023)


Artist Biographies

"Harri Sjöström (soprano & sopranino saxophone)

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Born 29 February 1952 in Turku, Finland. Played piano, guitar and drums in his childhood. Studied music and fine art photography in San Francisco from 1974 - 1978; later film studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. Saxophone and flute with Harry Man, Leo Wright, Friedhelm Schönfeld, Steve Lacy; further piano studies at the San Francisco Conservatory; attended special class for contemporary improvised music at the Lone Mountain College led by trombonist Johannes Mager; composition studies at the electro acoustic music department at Hochschule Für Musik Wien, Austria; composition class led by composers Prof. Haubenstock-Ramati and Prof. Friedrich Cerha.

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The joyful, creative and intensive experiences with contemporary music, contemporary improvised music studies, and visual art studies captivated him so much that he has worked intensively ever since with contemporary improvised music, precent tme composition and in mixed media projects including film, photography, visual arts, theater and dance. Has participated in master courses and workshops held by John Cage, George Russell, Steve Lacy, Bill Dixon, Daniel Kientzy, Vinko Globokar, Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor.

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In 1980 -1985 he lived in Vienna, Austria, which became his doorway to the European contemporary music scene; formed his first groups and organized numerous artist exchange-projects in Finland and elsewhere. Brought many most notable innovators on the international contemporary improvisation scene to Finland. One of his early projects included a tour with Derek Bailey Company, which was their first in Finland; Bailey's visit in Finland was largely commented by the finish press as "the occurrence" of the year in the contemporary music scene; moved to Berlin in 1985.

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Founded the international Quintet Moderne and; co-founded the The Player Is -trio with Teppo Hauta-aho and Philipp Wachsmann, Harri Sjöström as well as founding the groups: Quartetto Finlandia, Wait, Motström, Up and Out, ECIO, (European Composers Improvisors Orchestra), Sestetto Internazionale; Trio Internazionale; co-founded the MOVE - quintet; City Of Pyramids -Casserley, DJ Illvibe, Morgan, Sjöström; since 1989 in collaboration with the British guitarist John Russell in Russells international Mopomoso (MOdernism POstMOdernism) projects.

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In 1990, Harri met Cecil Taylor in Berlin and has an extensive working relationship with the legendary pianist and composer on many projects like; Cecil Taylor Quintet Desperados: (Cecil Taylor, Paul Lovens, Teppo Hauta-aho, Tristan Honsinger, Harri Sjöström) Cecil Taylor Quartet- Qua, Cecil Taylor "New Unit" : (Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley, Okkyung Lee, Jackson Krall, Harri Sjöström); and five recording releases with different C.T. ensembles; since the late 70s Harri performed at numerous international jazz and contemporary music festivals.

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Additional collaborations in different projects with a.o. Bernahrd Arndt, James Andean, Yoko Arai, Matthias Bauer, Guy Bettini, Tony Buck, Sergio Castrillón, Angelo Contini, Markus Fagerudd, Emilio Gordoa, Frank Gratkowski, Teppo Hauta-aho, Steve Heather, Tristan Honsinger, Kalle Kalima, Achim Kaufmann, Veli Kujala, Jukka Kääriäinen, Okkyung Lee, Francesco Miccolis, Gianni Mimmo, Dag Magnus Narvesen, Heikki Nikula, Adam Pultz Melbye, Luca Pissavini, Günter Baby Sommer, Jone Takamäki, Janne Tuomi; Occasionally performs solo and is involved in making film music.""Harri Sjöström has been a saxophone teacher since 1980 and is a vital member of the European contemporary improvised music scene; he has composed music for film and is still active today with his photography."

""-Harri Sjostrom Website (http://www.harrisjostrom.com/biography.html)
2/21/2024

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"Erhard Hirt (born October 31, 1951 in Bonn ) is a German jazz and improvisation musician ( guitar, electronics).

Hirt initially played self-taught blues before working with jazz-oriented rock bands from 1970. From 1974 he played in the experimental group "Jazz community," but in addition also with blues bands like the "Delta Blues Band" or "Matt Walsh blues band" before he founded his own improvisation ensemble in 1979, with whom he on the 1981 Moers Festival occurred. He then played with Wolfgang Fuchs, Hans Schneider and Paul Lytton in the group XPACT, which recorded the album "Frogman's View" in 1984, but also in a trio with Schneider and Radu Malfatti. In addition to Fuchs, Malfatti and Lytton, he was involved in founding the European "King Übü Orchestrü" in the mid-1980s. He appeared in a trio with Phil Minton and Willi Kellers, and in a duo with Lol Coxhill. In 1990 he formed a duo with Dietmar Diesner, in 1992 he was a member of the Humannoise Ensemble, along with Helmut Bieler-Wendt, Maud Sauer and Uwe Oberg. He continued to work with Anne LeBaron, Phil Wachsmann and Alfred Zimmerlin, with Minton and John Butcher (CD 1996) and with the multi-instrumentalist Martin Klapperand with the Swiss vocalist Dorothea Schürch. But since 1977 he has also performed solo projects, presented solo albums and toured the United States with them. He has also performed with other guitarists such as Derek Bailey, Hans Reichel, Joe Sachse, Uwe Kropinski, Eugene Chadbourne, Jean-Marc Montera and Stephan Wittwer. In the guitar quartet Extended Guitars he meets Keith Rowe, Hans Tammen and Nick Didkovsky. Since 1997 he has been part of the Ensemble Realtime, in which improvisers from North Rhine-Westphalia such as Mark Charig,Gunda Gottschalk, Ute Völker, Melvyn Poore, Stefan Keune and Thomas Lehn work together. He recorded the album "Trinidad" (1999) with Lehn and Martin Theurer.

In 1984 Hirt received the WDR's "Town Music Prize". According to the journal "Guitar Techniques", he is "one of the most original and fascinating experimental solo guitarists at the moment..." "

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erhard_Hirt)
2/21/2024

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"Philipp Wachsmann. Born Uganda, 1944; violin, viola and electronics.

In the CD booklet to Gushwachs, John Corbett notes that Phillip Wachsmann came to free improvisation from a predominantly classical background, particularly via the contemporary experiments of "indeterminacy, graphic and prose-based scores, conceptualism and electroacoustics, listening to Webern, Partch, Ives, Berio and Varèse, reading 'Die Reihe' and interrogating the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic preoccupations of Western art music. Starting in 1969, Wachsmann was a member of Yggdrasil, an ensemble performing works by Cage, Cardew, Feldman, Ashley and others and in this group he used contact mikes on the violin and made his own electronic instruments, ring modulators and routing devices. Ironically, his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1969-1970) pushed him hard in the direction of free music. He recalls: 'Despite her neoclassical orientation, her insistence that composition is about the imagination of performance and its realisation, the live moment, and her stunning ability to make this happen was a powerful influence on me, steering towards 'performance' and therefore 'improvisation'.'"

Wachsmann moved from Yggdrasil to Chamberpot - recorded on Bead 2 - and shortly thereafter appeared on Tony Oxley's influential February papers, forward looking in the virtual 'industrial' orientation of some of the tracks, years before this became an accepted genre; the two musicians have continued to work together, in various groupings but notably in the percussionist's Celebration Orchestra. Philipp Wachsmann has also performed and/or recorded with: Derek Bailey's Company, e.g. on the recording Epiphanies; Georg Graewe; Barry Guy; Iskra 1903; King Übü Orchestrü; London Jazz Composers' Orchestra; Evan Parker, particularly as part of the Evan Parker Electronic Project; Quintet Moderne; Fred Van Hove's ML DD 4; Rüdiger Carl's COWWS (now CPWWS) Quintet; and Lines, with Martin Blume, Jim Denley, Axel Dörner and Marcio Mattos. He also plays as a solo musician.

Phillip Wachsmann also administers Bead Records."

-EFI: European Free Improv (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mwachs.html)
2/21/2024

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"Paul Lytton (born 8 March 1947, London) is an English free jazz percussionist.

Lytton began on drums at age 16. He played jazz in London in the late 1960s while taking lessons on the tabla from P.R. Desai. In 1969 he began experimenting with free improvisational music, working in a duo with saxophonist Evan Parker. After adding bassist Barry Guy, the ensemble became the Evan Parker Trio. He and Parker continued to work together into the 2000s; more recent releases include trio releases with Marilyn Crispell in 1996 (Natives and Aliens) and 1999 (After Appleby).

A founding member of the London Musicians Collective, Lytton worked extensively on the London free improvisation scene in the 1970s, and aided Paul Lovens in the foundation of the Aachen Musicians' Cooperative in 1976.

Lytton has toured North America and Japan both solo and with improvisational ensembles. In 1999, he toured with Ken Vandermark and Kent Kessler, and recorded with Vandermark on English Suites. Lytton also collaborated with Jeffrey Morgan (alto & tenor saxophone), with whom he recorded the CD "Terra Incognita" Live in Cologne, Germany.

He played also on White Noise's pioneer electronic pop music album An Electric Storm in 1969."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Lytton)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. For You Part One 30:11

2. For You Part Two 19:16

3. For You Encore 3:36

4. For You Lullaby 3:59

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