"Notice something other than the 'expected' other: a question not marked as such..."
So advises Daniel Carter on this, the first full-length recording of his multi-instrumental self with the Boston-based Saturnalia String Trio. Unlike many collective improvisation projects, Meditations on Unity thrives on the space between the notes, and the limitless harmonic possibilities of overtones. Jonathan LaMaster's Saturnalia explores the darkness of sound, the shady boundaries between modern classical and freely improvised music.
New York's Carter adds a pinch of brightness, a smatter of unpredictability, and his usual angular harmonic vision. Surprisingly, although the tunes on this record were recorded ...read more