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Two trios both featuring john butchers unique saxophone playing , with drums , prepared piano and guitar improvising with warmth passion inventiveness and cliche-free expression.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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1. Fiamme
John Butcher, Tony Buck, Magda Mayas & Burkhard Stangl
29:21 $5.00
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2. Vellum
John Butcher, Tony Buck, Magda Mayas & Burkhard Stangl
39:27 $5.00
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
‘I find the most creative situation for improvising is with musicians with whom you’ve built up a relationship over many years, but
with whom you don’t play together too often. You do have a shared history to work from, but each time you meet you also bring
something new from your separate experiences since last you played.’ (John Butcher)
These two high profile trios are all inventiveness, and this is reflected in the way they were formed, as much as in the music itself.
There is a tangled web of connections at play between the four improvisers, through a history of past collaborations, one to one
or in larger formations, some occasional, some more structural; the trios on this CD were chosen for their potential, for the notknowing
as much as the knowing, and that’s what we hear; accomplished and profoundly involved music in the making, pushed
forward by an ever renewed and intense ability to connect.
Review of Buck/Butcher/Stangl at London Musicians’ Collective’s 16th Annual Festival of Experimental Music
“... The trio’s music had vitality and a sense of purpose. It took improvisatory risks, displayed individual virtuosity and collective
alertness. It was genuinely exciting and it sounded really good. Buck is a wonderfully oblique energiser, relentlessly attending to
texture and percussive colour as he generates momentum. Stangl’s clenched or splintered chords, pedal-swell and dramatic attack
proved a great foil for Butcher’s intensity, inventiveness and cliche-free expression. Was this ‘experimental’? Well, it had life, and in
the arts that’s often what that term has essentially meant, in opposition to reified forms, commodification or mindless repetition.”
the WIRE - Julian Cowley.
Bios
Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck is best known around the world as a member of the trio “The Necks”, but Buck’s involvement with the international improvisation
and new music community ranges from projects such as “Peril” with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki, to “Spill” with Magda Mayas or the Cor Fuhler’s big
band “Corkestra”.
Magda Mayas has performed and collaborated with many composers and leading figures in improvisation such as Peter Evans, Annette Krebs, Phill Niblock, or Christine
Abdelnour. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural,
linear and fast moving sound collage.
Burkhard Stangl (guitar, electronic devices) performer and composer in the field of non-idiomatic improvisation, electronica and contemporary classical music. Next
to solo projects, his participations cover a vast range of groups and ensembles. He has composed for film music (Gustav Deutsch: film.ist 7-12) and can be heard on
over 50 CDs.
John Butcher may be among the world’s most influential musicians, operating at the cutting-edge of improvisatory practice since the ‘80s. His music ranges
through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. He has collaborated with hundreds of
musicians, mostly involved with improvisation - including Derek Bailey, Rhodri Davies, John Edwards, Toshimaru Nakamura, Christian Marclay and Andy Moor.

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