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Ingrid Laubrock: Contemporary Chaos Practices

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Ormai attiva da una buona ventina d'anni, Ingrid Laubrock, che di anni ne ha quarantotto, durante i quali si è via via spostata dalla natia Germania a Londra e infine a New York, ci regala con questo Contemporary Chaos Practices (sottotitolo Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists) uno dei suoi lavori più maturi e convincenti. Il contesto, come il titolo stesso suggerisce, è di sponda contemporanea ben più che jazzistica, per quanto i quattro solisti (e del resto non solo loro) da quest'ultima provengano per estrazione e storia.

L'impatto è immediatamente molto felice, invitante. Desta un'attenzione che il seguito saprà mantenere. La suite del titolo è divisa in quattro parti (le prime due peraltro unite insieme) per un totale che sfiora i ventiquattro minuti totali. C'è un sottile senso epico, peraltro continuamente sfrangiato nell'alternarsi fra pieni e vuoti che contraddistingue la composizione, tra segmenti magri, in sordina, e periodiche esplosioni. Il lessico accarezza un antigrazioso che definiremmo morbido, del resto proprio del camerismo contemporaneo che si respira a pieni polmoni come di una frangia free non particolarmente turbolenta o accidentata.

"Vogelfrei," a seguire, a sua volta prossimo ai diciotto minuti benché in un unico movimento (se possiamo esprimerci in questi termini), parte in pratica dal silenzio assoluto, guadagnando poi via via un crescendo non particolarmente incalzante ma implacabile, che si porta dietro una progressiva lievitazione del livello del brano, non senza ulteriori e più rapidi ripiegamenti e nuove risalite. Il tutto nel rispetto (nella conferma) di quell'incedere di matrice prevalentemente contemporanea che già la pagina d'apertura aveva eloquentemente squadernato.

Track Listing: Contemporary Chaos Practices - Part 1 & Part 2; Contemporary Chaos Practices - Part 3; Contemporary Chaos Practices - Part 4; Vogelfrei.

Personnel: Ingrid Laubrock: soprano and tenor saxophone; Mary Halvorson: electric guitar; Kris Davis: piano; Nate Wooley: trumpet; Eric Wubbels: conductor 1; Taylor Ho Bynum: conductor 2; Greg Chudzik: bass; Pat Swoboda: bass; Nanci Belmont: bassoon; Dana Jessen: bassoon; Talia Dicker: cello; Maria Hadge: cello; Katinka Kleijn: cello; Joshua Rubin: clarinet, bass clarinet; Katie Schoepflin: clarinet, bass clarinet; Bohdan Hilash: contrabass clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet; Michel Gentile: flutes, piccolo; Zach Sheets: flute, piccolo, bass flute; Elizabeth Fleming: french horn; John Gattis: french horn; Christa Robinson: oboe; Katie Scheele: oboe, english horn; Tim Feeney: percussion; Clara Warnaar: percussion; Jacob Garchik: trombone; Mike Lormand: trombone; Gareth Flowers: trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Dan Peck: tuba; Dominic DeStefano: viola; Hannah Levinson: viola; Miranda Sielaff: viola; Sam Bardfeld: violin; Maya Bennardo: violin; Jean Cook: violin; Erica Dicker: violin; Mark Feldman (Vogelfrei only): violin; Sarah Goldfeather (Contemporary Chaos Practices only): violin; Megan Gould: violin; Elena Moon Park: violin; Mazz Swift: violin; Roland Burks: vocalist; Tomas Cruz: vocalist; Chris DiMeglio: vocalist; Walker J Jackson: vocalist; Amirtha Kidambi: vocalist; Kyoko Kitamura: vocalist; Emilie Lesbros: vocalist; Kamala Sankaram: vocalist; Josh Sinton (Vogelfrei only): amplified contrabass clarinet.

Title: Contemporary Chaos Practices | Year Released: 2018 | Record Label: Intakt Records

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