Laboratoire Central-Sub Rosa sessions #2
Digipack CD SR311
Special offer if ordered with Phil Minton + Audrey Chen SR310
"Now let's make music with more holes in it." (Audrey Chen)
These recordings in two movements
SR310 MINTON / CHEN
SR311 MINTON / CHEN QUINTET
can be taken as, on the one hand, pieces for two voices and improvisation chamber orchestra (which is what the musicians felt throughout the recording session) and, on the other hand, pure free improvisation.
Phil Minton / voice
Audrey Chen / voice + cello
Guy Segers / electric bass
Peter Jacquemyn / double bass
Teun Verbruggen / drums + percussions
Things get dislocated, gather themselves, spread across areas of varying intensities. More intimate or more complex song. closer to the sacred, left untouched by mediation, even slightly incomprehensible, though mostly
ambivalent and reality-piercing. At times, the music seems to lead us to a meaning that is deeper than the textual level. or is it the depth of another possible song? That's when the music takes us to areas that seem perpetually urging, more than their simple addition of voices and instruments.
(1940, Torquay, United Kingdom) is a jazz/free-improvising vocalist and trumpeter. Minton is a highly dramatic baritone who tends to specialize in literary texts: he has sung lyrics by William Blake with Mike Westbrook's group, Daniil Kharms and Joseph Brodsky with Simon Nabatov, and extracts from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake with his own ensemble. Between 1987 and 1993 Minton toured Europe, North America and Russia with Lindsay Cooper's Oh Moscow ensemble. He is perhaps best known, however, for his completely free-form work, which involves "extended techniq....... więcej