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Anders Nilsson's AORTA Ensemble

by Anders Nilsson's AORTA Ensemble

AORTA (Malmö, Sweden) meets FULMINATE TRIO (Brooklyn, New York)! This 7-piece Ensemble plays music that transgresses the illusionary border between conventional ensemble playing and free form expression.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Soundfear
15:42 $0.99
2. Tuning In
13:49 $0.99
3. Näcken
2:24 $0.99
4. 3D
18:29 $0.99
5. Vortex
7:16 $0.99
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"AORTA Ensemble is essentially a joint venture between AORTA from Malmö, Sweden, and Fulminate Trio from New York, and this album is my first foray into "orchestrated" music. By uniting these unique groups of select improvisers, multidimensional music comes alive within open frames of compositional works and free improvisations. Ever since hearing Wayne Shorter's "SuperNova" & "Odyssey of Iska", and Art Ensemble of Chicago records, I've desired to assemble a band large enough to create music with parallel layers, purposefully paying attention to back, middle and foreground. The writing is largely sketch-like, allowing each player both individual freedom and to add to the overall picture, a formula ripe for creating drama. Alongside these jazz rarities, other influences include the 100 year old “expressionist” works of Anton Webern and Arnold Schönberg. These are pre-12-tone, and the twists of focus, density, rhythm, volume, and "klangfarbenmelodie" are filled with a great sense of desperation, violence, passion and vulnerability that still grabs me. With AORTA Ensemble, I strive to create something similar, but handled by terrific improvisers in this initial recording where Swedish and American improvisers unite to explore the thin border between conventional ensemble performance and improvisational flow. Lastly, the first piece on the album, “SoundFear”, is a homage to Bernard Herrmann."

Anders Nilsson - electric guitar
Mattias Carlson - tenor & alto sax, clarinet, flute
Cennet Jönsson - soprano & tenor sax, bass clarinet
David Carlsson - electric bass
Ken Filiano - bass
Peter Nilsson - drums
Michael Evans - drums & percussion

Anders Nilsson – electric guitar, has since moving to New York in 2000 appeared as a unique and versatile guitarist and has worked with Aorta, Fulminate Trio, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Paquito D’Rivera, Fay Victor Ensemble, Jeff Arnal, artmetal band Angelblood, butohdancer Akira Kasai, director Doris Mirescu and others.

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