Pointillistic improvisations by the experts. A conservative but beautifully recorded live concert performance from the Angelika festival, 2011.
Pauline Oliveros V-Accordion. Roscoe Mitchell alto & soprano saxophone, flute. John Tilbury piano. Wadada Leo Smith trumpet. music by Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith.
“In 2011 Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury and Wadada Leo Smith opened the AngelicA Festival with 3 days of concerts… they performed solos and duets (Pauline and Roscoe; John and Wadada), and finally, for the first time ever, these 4 distinct musical voices performed together, as a quartet…
Over time AngelicA (which is 26 years old) has always tried to bring together different worlds, even ones that were very far apart from each other (although distance is nothing but an illusion if it is not prescribed by cultural boundaries): through the creative forces that come alive in these encounters, if possible, to re-discover spaces for expression beyond the original contexts… A vision that comes, takes over, and pushes you in that direction, which otherwise would be hard to explore… I am very thankful for the musicians who took up the invitation as a natural possibility…” Massimo Simonini (March 2016)