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John Butcher

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John Butcher's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Originally a physicist, he left academia in '82, and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians - Derek Bailey, John Tilbury, John Stevens, The EX, Gerry Hemingway, Akio Suzuki, Polwechsel, Gino Robair, Rhodri Davies, Fred Frith, Okkyung Lee, John Edwards, Keiji Haino, Paul Lovens, Eddie Prevost, Mark Sanders, Butch Morris, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Matthew Shipp, Phil Minton, and Andy Moor - to name a few. He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with the uniqueness of place

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Shaped & Chased

Label: Ni Vu Ni Connu
Released: 2022
Track listing: Dorryng; Tempren; Halouen; Swough.

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Glints

Label: Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu
Released: 2022
Track listing: glints a; glints b.

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Induction

Label: Ni Vu Ni Connu
Released: 2022
Track listing: Circulation; Connection; Conversion; Confluence.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The John Butcher Vinyl Series

Read "The John Butcher Vinyl Series" reviewed by John Sharpe


British saxophonist John Butcher has originated an astounding array of saxophone techniques which he combines in a personal syntax which is instantly recognizable, particularly involving the production of a broad range of multiphonics which vary from juddering growl to chirruping stridulation, but which defies easy description. Novel sounds in themselves of course would only be of ...

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Article: Album Review

John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased

Read "Shaped & Chased" reviewed by Mark Corroto


To mark John Butcher's 65th birthday in 2019, a series of concerts was held (mostly in Berlin) which produced five well-appointed limited edition LPs of 300 from the folks at Ni Vu Ni Connu. The varied albums include Induction, a trio with Burkhard Beins and Werner Dafeldecker, La Pierre Tachée, a duo with Sophie Agnel, Shaped ...

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Vellum: Glints

Read "Glints" reviewed by Mark Corroto


To mark John Butcher's 65th birthday in 2019, a series of concerts were held (mostly in Berlin) which produced five well-appointed limited editions of 300 LPs from the folks at Ni Vu Ni Connu. The varied albums include Induction a trio with Burkhard Beins and Werner Dafeldecker, La Pierre Tachée a duo with Sophie Agnel, Shaped ...

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Article: Album Review

Burkhard Beins, John Butcher, Werner Dafeldecker: Induction

Read "Induction" reviewed by Mark Corroto


To mark John Butcher's 65th birthday in 2019, a series of concerts were held (mostly in Berlin) which produced five well-appointed limited LP editions of 300 from the folks at Ni Vu Ni Connu. The varied albums include Induction, a trio with Burkhard Beins and Werner Dafeldecker, La Pierre Tachée, a duo with Sophie Agnel, Shaped ...

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Axel Dörner, Roger Turner, Urs Leimgruber, and Ribo Flesh: Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern)

Read "Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern)" reviewed by Troy Dostert


With a lineup comprising some of the leading figures in free improvisation, fans of the genre will surely want to give Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern) a close listen. Trumpeter Axel Dörner, saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and percussionist Roger Turner have made their mark on hundreds of recordings featuring all of the household names: Evan Parker, Sam Rivers, ...

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Riccardo Marogna e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Riccardo Marogna e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Astratta ma viscerale. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La pazienza[sorride, NdR]. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice A quindici anni, i primi concertini in qualche bar di paese con la prima rock band.


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