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Flow Across Scales

by Turbulence

6 horn players & drums make up this killer Turbulence line up - Tearing it up at Outpost 186
Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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Evil Clown 9189:
Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
8/18/2018

- PEK - bamboo soprano, tenor & bass saxophones, clarinet & contraalto clarinet, English horn. tarota, contrabassoon, alto flute, sheng, wind siren
- Dan O’Brien - alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet & bass clarinet, flute, piccolo
- Zack Bartolomei - alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, piano - Jim Warshauer - curved soprano & alto saxophones, whistles
- Eric Dahlman - trumpet & pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, game calls, recorder, overtone voice
- Bob Moores - trumpet, shofar, voice
- Yuri Zbitnov - drums, Tibetan bowls, gong

I formed Turbulence in 2015 as I started to assemble players for the Leap of Faith Orchestra. Turbulence, the extended horn section for the Orchestra (along with guests on other instruments), also records and performs as an independent unit. As if this writing in May of 2018, we have had about 20 albums on Evil Clown with greatly varied ensembles. The only musician on all of them is myself. The sessions range from an early duet with Steve Norton and Myself (Vortex Generation Mechanisms) to a 5 horn band with bass and two percussionists (Encryption Schemes) to four albums by the side project Turbulence Doom Choir which feature myself, multiple tubas, percussion, electronics and signal processing.

Zack Bartolomei and Dan O’Brien joined the Evil Clown roster a while back and have played with Leap of Faith, Leap of Faith Orchestra, and other projects. They go way back with each other. I love it when I find a group of improvisers who have long history with each other who are eager to participate since the whole ensemble benefits from the prior experience of the previously established sub-units.

Buoyancy is the third set by this trio version of Turbulence and is very tight due to the number of Evil Clown sessions with all three of us performing as part of the ensemble. In July 2017, we recorded the first of these trio sets, Agitation, and then in March 2018 we recorded the second, Incompressible Flow. This is a highly effective trio version of Turbulence that we plan do again in the future.

Jim Warshauer and Eric Dahlman also came to EC with a lot of previous mutual experience. Their first set with us, Vorticity, was a quartet with myself and Yuri on the drums at Evil Clown Headquarters. They have since then been on a quintet Leap of Faith session with the core trio (myself, Yuri and cellist Glynis Lomon) and the performance by the Leap of Faith Orchestra of PEKs graphic frame notation score Cosmological Horizons.

This show is the first larger Turbulence ensemble bringing together these players. With a septet at Outpost 186, we were more cramped for space than usual, consequently we all traveled (relatively) light without many of the percussion and auxiliary instruments we often bring. So, this improvisation focuses on the sounds of all of the wind instruments in their various combinations.

PEK - 2/19/2018

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