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La Pieuvre and Circum Grand Orchestra: Feldspath

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is a French project, documented on a double album, that brings together two already large ensembles--the conducted improvisation ensemble La Pieuvre and the contemporary jazz ensemble Circum Grand Orchestra--32 musicians and all, conducted by composer Oliver Benoit. But this unique and rare project is not only about creating massive orchestral sounds. It is a bold attempt to keep the distinct sonic particularities and aesthetics of each ensemble and its improvisers and to challenge both entities to form one musical unity. Feldspath is a musical spectacle that blends and collides spoken word, poetry, dadaist humor, weird sound sources, tribal and intense ...



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