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by Mark Corroto
They say writing about music is difficult. Try playing music dedicated to static, nonmusical objects.
That’s what Locust Music’s new Object Series sets out to accomplish. Improvisers are given objects such as the bowling ball, brillo pad, and chest x-ray depicted on the cover of this recording and asked to react to the visual.
Non-animal and non-vegetable materials have inspired musicians throughout history; think of train songs and car songs. But what about stationary things ...read more
by Derek Taylor
On the surface the two geographical parts of this trio seem like a somewhat unlikely gathering of talents: German brassman Dörner is perhaps best known stateside for his work with the Berlin Contemporary Orchestra and Alexander von Schilippenbach. Lonberg-Holm and Zerang are Windy City regulars as well as frequent bandmates. The opportunity for the three to convene presented itself in a Chicago studio and fortunately for us they capitalized on it.
The techniques favored by all three players are anything ...read more