Christian Pruvost: Ipteravox (2010)
These five improvisations feature Pruvost's different approaches. On the title track he demonstrate how the breathing-blowing process can be reconstructed as a rapid, percussive and talkative flow of sonic ideas. "Feedback Plate" is an adventurous research into the relationship between the trumpet bell and the microphone, turning the instrument into a device for controlling and modifying feedback, bringing to mind the similar work of British saxophonist John Butcher, but also employs the circular breathing needed by aboriginal Australian's playing the didgeridoo. "Fremestique" creates a serene storm out of long, low breaths, suctions and blows, while "Frax Bugle" extends the trumpet repertoire of sounds with a rubber tube. The closing "Toupie" is a mysterious, meditative tone poem where the trumpet becomes nothing but a metallic wind apparatus.
Challenging, imaginative and highly personal.
Track Listing: Ipteravox; Feedback Plate; Fremestique; Frax Bugle; Toupie.
Personnel: Christian Pruvost: trumpet.
Record Label: Circum-disc