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Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke | Dialectic

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Avant Garde: Free Improvisation Classical: Bach Moods: Type: Experimental
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by Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke

Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prelude
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
4:01 $0.99
2. Prelude Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
6:19 $0.99
3. Allemande
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
4:18 $0.99
4. Allemande Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
4:10 $0.99
5. Courante
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
2:59 $0.99
6. Courante Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
3:02 $0.99
7. Sarabande
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
5:06 $0.99
8. Sarabande Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
7:19 album only
9. Bourrées
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
4:34 $0.99
10. Bourrées Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
4:44 album only
11. Gigue
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
3:25 $0.99
12. Gigue Reaction
Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke
7:32 album only
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Album Notes
A 'dialectic' is a form of argument, made popular by Socrates and later Hegel, that involves pitting two opposing ideas against each other in an attempt to achieve a greater understanding than either of the original concepts.

IN this album, I've juxtaposed the movements of Bach's 3rd suite with free improvisations in an attempt to express something more fundamental to our every existence than either Bach or improvisation could achieve alone. In my mind, Bach's music expresses an idea; there are clearly formed ideas that are brilliantly executed and express something almost beyond human comprehension in its perfection. Following these movements are spontaneous, free improvisations; chaotic, imperfect realms where intuition leads and intellect follows.

These are the two sides of our existence; one, in which we form a perfect vision of what we would like to take place, and the other, in which events unfold, not necessarily bending to our will, but sometimes aligning in an immensely gratifying way we could not have foreseen. Navigating through life requires balancing between these two, and what is music if not an artist's sonic representation of life?

To be clear, these improvisations are in no way thematically related to Bach. They were also not planned out in advance in any aspect. I would play through a movement of Bach, and then without pause Zack and I would improvise. We both feel that the improvisations bring a completely different dimension to this music with which many of us are intimately familiar. WE hope that you feel the same. Cheers! - Chris Irvine & Zack Clarke



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