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Acoustic Music
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Aleks Kolkowski & Ute Wassermann

Photo © Caroline Forbes Recorded at St. Peter’s Church, Whitstable, U.K, July 15th  2009 Bow Echo –  Improvisation Aleks Kolkowski and Ute Wassermann first came together as an improvising duo in Berlin, 2003. They have since performed in Germany, The…

Photo: © Caroline Forbes

Peter van Bergen

Recorded at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, on August 7th 2010 Piccolo Clarinet Solo Peter van Bergen (tenor, sax, (contra) bass clarinet), studied at the Royal Music Conservatory in The Hague from 1980-1985, and studied extended saxophone technique with Evan…

Sabu Toyozumi

Sabu Toyozumi

Recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club, London, 16th August, 2010. Erhu Sabu Toyozumi (b. Yokohama, 1944) is a Japanese free improvising percussionist and multi-instrumentalist. He began his career in the 1960s as a drummer with the legendary Japanese progressive rock…

Photo: © Tony Bartholomew

Alan Tomlinson

Photo: © Tony Bartholomew. Recorded in London on February 4th,  2010. Trombone Improvisation Alan Tomlinson was born in Manchester and studied trombone at the City of Leeds College of Music. He has been actively improvising since the early 1970s and…

© Caroline Forbes

Evan Parker

  Recorded at St Peter’s Church, Whitstable, on June 2nd 2009 Soprano Saxophone Solo Evan Parker (b. Bristol, 1944) is one of the world’s most innovative saxophonists, his solos and playing style are distinguished by his creative use of circular…

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Simon Waters

Recorded at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, March 10th, 2010. Flute Solo As a composer, Simon Water’s work has shifted from studio-based acousmatic composition (in the 1980s) to a position which reflects his sense that music is primarily concerned…

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Peter Evans

Photo © Caroline Forbes Recorded on 7th August, 2010 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. Piccolo Trumpet Solo Peter Evans is an American trumpet player based in New York, who specializes in improvisation and avant-garde music. Evans has been…

Ko Ishikawa

Ko Ishikawa

Recorded on 8th August, 2010 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. Sho (Japanese bamboo mouth organ) Ko Ishikawa is a professional “Sho” player and has been a member of the Gagaku ensemble “Reigakusha” since 1987. Born in Tokyo, 1963,…

Photo © Alekls Kolkowski

John Butcher

Photo © Aleks Kolkowski Recorded in London on 11th January 2011. Tenor Saxophone Improvisation John Butcher‘s work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Originally a physicist, he left academia in…

Photo © Neil Henderson

Evan Parker Trio

Photo © Neil Henderson Recorded on June 3rd 2009 at St Peter’s Church, Whitstable, U.K. John Russell – Acoustic Guitar John Edwards – Double-Bass Evan Parker – Tenor Saxophone Evan Parker continually explores working with different combinations of musicians. He…