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Michael Edwards

soprano and tenor saxophones, laptop and MIDI wind controller

An early taste for heavy metal led through Beethoven to the weightier end of modern composition (with oboe playing along the way). Over-exposure to computer music whilst living in California and Paris led to temporary breadwinning as a software engineer but more importantly the skills to develop a range of computer music techniques from real-time digital instruments to self-contained algorithmic composition environments. Michael lives in Edinburgh and is active as a composer and performer playing saxophones, laptop, and MIDI wind controller.

Bands: lapslap: http://www.lapslap.net
electric cowboy cacophony: http://www.sumtone.com/ecc.php


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There are passages, as on “Nailed” for piano and computer, where Lapslap evoke some of the very best of the early musique concrete productions of the Pierre Schaeffer circle, wile in part of “Honk” for tenor sax, piano and electronics, the spirit of Stockhausen hovers, though some visceral Broetzmann-style outbursts justifying the title) sweep everything else aside and go some way to preparing the ears for the flurry of Industrial noise on the next track, “Hungry”, for piano and two computers. Elsewhere, in “Motor Mouth” for example, there is some good old mainstream Fire Music, with shades of Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor

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Albums

For Rei As A Doe: For...

Aural Terrains
2014

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Granita

Leo Records
2012

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Zuppa inglese

Leo Records
2010

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Shark Piano

Jazz in the Village
2010

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Itch

Leo Records
2009

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Quaker

From: Shark Piano
By Michael Edwards

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