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Blaise Siwula

I have been involved with the arts for most of my life. I began studying the alto sax at the age of 14 in middle school and have been playing/ studying in varying capacities since. After periodic explorations of drama, poetry, architecture, visual art, a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. and a stint in Europe, I arrived in NYC in 1989 with my family and an alto sax. In the past 18 years I have been actively involved with the NYC Improv Scene: Amica Bunker, the Improvisers Collective and most recently the C.O.M.A. series at ABC No-Rio recent as in the past 10 years As a composer I have incorporated traditional musical scoring techniques with visual/graphical and performance oriented presentations and a simple philosophy- sound and vision are inter-related in life and art resulting in communication. Although primarily an alto saxophonist I play a number of reed, flute, percussion and string instruments at varying degrees of competency per composition requirements and recently began including computer altered sound files in performance as background for improvisation. Currently my instruments of choice are: Alto, Tenor & Soprano Saxophones; Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Cl & Bb Bass Clarinet. This has resulted in my performing and collaborating with an extreme variety of types of improvised music including: Guitarist Sten Hostfalt, Doug Walker's Alien Planetscapes, Cecil Taylor's Ptonagas; William Hooker's Ensembles, Judy Dunaway's Balloon Trio; Rowe Siwula Miano Trio, Dialing Privileges Trio w

Sedition

Label: Setola di Maiale
Released: 2019
Track listing: Engagement; Libel;Thoughts;Conspiracy; Truth; Intention; Blasphemy; Dissension; Insurrection.

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Thoughts

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Label: Setola di Maiale
Released: 2019
Duration: 5:56

Dark Alleys

Label: NoFrillsMusic.com
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Watcha Got For Country 2. Randevous 3 3. What’s Your Twenty 4. Cats In The Corner 5. Turn It Up 6. Noir 7. Ready To Go 8. Chill In The Cafe 9. Grace’s Garden 10. 10-4 11. Dark Alley 12. Silence Is Not Fear

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Noir

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Label: NoFrillsMusic.com
Released: 2018
Duration: 03:44

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Luciano Troja e l'arte del duo

Read "Luciano Troja e l'arte del duo" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Luciano Troja è un pianista messinese dai molteplici interessi: ama gli standard, che sviscera e rilegge assieme al chitarrista Giancarlo Mazzù (clicca qui qui per leggere l'intervista che abbiamo fatto loro), frequenta con continuità l'improvvisazione radicale, si dedica al piano solo studiando la musica di Earl Zyndars al quale ha dedicato il CD At Home with ...

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A dialogo con Giancarlo Mazzù e Luciano Troja

Read "A dialogo con Giancarlo Mazzù e Luciano Troja" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il chitarrista calabrese Giancarlo Mazzù e il pianista siciliano Luciano Troja formano ormai da molti anni una coppia artistica molto affiatata. Messisi in luce nell'interessante quartetto Mahanada, che realizzò tre album tra il 2004 e il 2008 (leggi la recensione di Mahanatta), i due hanno poi consolidato la loro intesa artistica pubblicando i due volumi di ...

Past the Potatoes

Label: NoFrillsMusic.com
Released: 2017
Track listing: Something Like Insects; I've Been Looking All My Life for a Goofus; The Ruined Garden; Golden Calf; Frogmore Creek; Stella's Mayhem; Past the Potatoes.

K'ampokol Che K'aay

Label: Creative Sources Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: K'am; Pokol; Che; K'a; Ay.

Rags to Ragas

Label: NoFrillsMusic.com
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. Carousel dream 2. Sun surgency 3. There and back again 4. Ragtime in Brooklyn 5. When there's freedom for all Next time George


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