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Pail Bug with Dietrich Eichmann, John Hughes, Astrid Weins, Jeff Arnal

Label: Generate Records
Released: 2012
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Track Listing

1. First Pail 8:28 2. Second Pail 13:19 3. Third Pail 11:48 4. Fourth Pail 6:16 5. Fifth Pail 7:06


Jeff Arnal
John Hughes
bass, acoustic
Astrid Weins
bass, acoustic

Album Description

PAIL BUG is the initial document from this improvising unit with an advanced proposal of group construction. Featuring four composer/improvisers each on the forefront of contemporary musical discourse: Dietrich Eichmann (piano), John Hughes (double bass) Astrid Weins (double bass) & Jeff Arnal (percussion). PAIL BUG compositions are built from extreme magnification of small sounds and gestures, a new lens on European improvisation tradition via extensive historical lineage; Eichmann was a student of Schlippenbach and Weins worked extensively with Peter Kowald. Arnal, for his part, is the sole U.S. based participant and his studies with Milford Graves reinforce a muscular angularity in the temporal structure of the material. The comprehensive schematic that emerges comes from discreet musical construction paired with layers of interlocking rhythms, each instrument creating singular elements contributing to a wholly effected, sculptural group conception. Extended technique provides the source for microscopic textures and within these textures internal rhythms appear; the group uses the emerging complexity of these pulses superimposed against one another. Emphasis is also placed on the individual silence resulting in the emergence of various breakdowns into knotted duos and trios which mass back into the generated pause underpinning a collective understanding of real-time orchestration. The compositional framework produces an outcome rich in expanded understanding of nuance and gesture, liquidity over solidity, reimagined instrumental potential and architectural possibilty/capability. https://soundcloud.com/generaterecords/pail-bug-fifth-pail


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