1030 Parlance


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This disc, which was recorded in Bochum, Germany, features 16 intriguing improvisations.

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According to Marc Chenard’s liner notes, “The musicians here have clearly made their choices, for they have chosen to work beyond the usual contingencies, and set up their own free-associative interactions as their modus operandi.”

This recording, which was recorded and mixed in the 24 bit domain, features liner notes from journalist Marc Chenard and John Holt Smith’s fine cover art, which provides a refreshing updated look at abstraction first initiated by artists such as Kenneth Noland and Bridget Riley. Also available is a high-resolution 44.1/24 bit download file.

Aside from the short sample on this page, you can access a high-resolution version of “Transparence I” from the nuscope recordings SoundCloud site.

Classically-trained Isabelle Duthoit works with various ensembles and composers, primarily in the world of free improvisation. Using her voice, she has developed a unique singing technique, and to that end has sung in improvised solo settings and in duet with Phil Minton. In 2008, she was a resident at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (Japan) to perform a solo vocal performance in relation to the sound world of Noh and Bunraku theater. From 1995 to 2005, she has been committed to the creation and improvised music by creating Fruits Festival Mhère “fields of improvisation” with Jacques Di Donato. Since 1997, she has taught clarinet and improvisation at the Conservatoire Departmental Evry in Essonne, France.

Pianist Georg Graewe began composing and performing professionally at the age of 15. He has since been leading a variety of ensembles – ranging from trio to chamber orchestra formats – which have involved some of the leading instrumentalists in contemporary music. His compositions, which include chamber music and works for full orchestra as well as scores for films, theatre productions, radio drama, and video, have been performed and broadcast around the world.


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