The concert was not only offering consolation. Through its moods and the feelings, it reminded us of the core of the humane in the present battle noise and ugly shrill shouting (schrilles Geschrei) on the stage of current daily life. Lingering somewhere between the archaic and the cosmic, this music slightly chafed against the zeitgeist. It thus became an ending wavering between unrest and consolation. And what about the past that brought us and is still bringing us this kind of music... A recurse to the time of five decades ago with far reaching interventive action, change and new organization at stake, could cause double astonishment, almost disbelief and should trigger some thoughtful re-valuation from where we come and where we really are at the moment.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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