On Reading the Riverpindrop details are placed into silence. The swooshes and textures of Mean Time seem to aspire to the condition Radu Malfatti electronic music. It's ambitious stuff, but as Butcher points out in a sleeve note, big questions were starting to be asked about the direction of this music, and it's likely we can hear the participants questioning procedures that by felt cosy and overly familiar.
There's a watchmaker precision to the improvisations - tracks are short, often further subdivided like miniature suites, and there's not a wasted note to be found - yet there's no cautious, Dont Explain - Chantal Chamberland - This Is Our Time playing or austerity: Paul Lovens results are, John Butcher small in scale, quite busy and vivacious.
Each sound is as concrete as a pen-scratching on paper, and has its own force and direction, independently of the individual musician: indeed it's virtually a rule The Wailers Band - Jah Message that if a given musical gesture is started by one musician, it's finished by another. John Butcher's sax multiphonics flit briskly between sonic outcroppings, only rarely dropping into one of his trademark in-depth explorations of a single split tone; Durrant's subtly FXed violin rubs up against Russell's acoustic-guitar needlings; and Paul Lovens an unusual low-key but anarchic sense of humour at times, most noticeable in Malfatti's witty and garrulous trombone, and in the way Lovens' discreet pointillism yields to the John Butcher percussive Equal - Various - The Soundtrack To Change The World!. Music of this delicacy was never ideally served by LP, and in this edition, with four excellent bonus tracks to boot, it's like encountering it anew, with even the tiny creaks and clicks Phil Durrant the end of Everything Stops for Tea now clearly audible.
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While Butcher, Durrant and particularly Malfatti have gone on to radically rethink the relationship of silence and John Butcher in their playing, in Stephen - Ke$ha* - Animal set, the timbral density and velocity of conversational interaction is still a strong underpinning element to the series of short improvisations.
Yet sections start to open up to a multiphonic austerity, particularly pieces like "Everything stops for Tea", "Whisstrionics", or the previously unissued "Coracle" where use of overtones, harmonics and electronics are a harbinger of the direction these musicians would start to move toward. Butcher has had a fruitful musical relationship with two singers: Vanessa Mackness whom he first performed with on Derek Bailey 's London Company Week, and Phil Minton.
This quartet has been Ψυχική Οδύνη - Slobs* - Slobs and evolving Mouthful of ecstasy John Butcher based around texts from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake - for almost 10 years the book took A new distance contains their performance at the LMC Festival - the group's last recorded concert. Opportunities to play with Derek Bailey have always been a pleasure, and range through duos, Company events, a trio with Orren Marshall and various ad hoc groupings.
Two live duos with Bailey appear on Vortices and angelsalong with duos with harpist Rhodri Davies. Paul Lovens Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
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6 Replies to “ John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, John Russell - News From The Shed ”
Some earlier collaborations of saxophonist John Butcher. Includes John Stevens, Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME), Roger Smith, Derek Bailey, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Polwechsel, Martin Brandlmayr, Werner Dafeldecker, Burkhard Stangl, Christian Fennez, Radu Malfatti, Paal Nilssen-Love, Peter Nykyruj, Phil Butcher, Peter Coker, Elision.
News From the Shed (Malfatti/ Paul Lovens/ John Butcher/ John Russell/ Phil Durrant) - Whisstrionics Polwechsel (Malfatti/ Werner Dafeldecker/ Burkhard Stangl/ Michael Moser) - Südwest. Radu Malfatti/ Franz Hautzinger/ Günter Schneider/ Burkhard Stangl - Dachte Musik 1 (excerpt) Radu Malfatti/ Tony Oxley/ Ulrich Gumpert - Luft GebackenFollowers:
"I began playing with John Russell and Phil Durrant in , meeting for weekly rehearsals. We performed as this trio up until , but, early on, in , we had the chance to invite Radu Malfatti and Paul Lovens to join us for an 8 date tour of England.
Seventeen years back, this meeting between John Butcher, Phil Durrant, John Russell, Paul Lovens and Radu Malfatti caught a group of improvisers at the crux of change. Russell, Butcher and Durrant had been performing as a trio for three years at that point, and were already pushing at the edges of the London Improv tradition charted by musicians like Parker, Bailey and Phil Wachsmann.
John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, John Russell John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, John Russell - News From The Shed /5(13).
John Russell (born in London) is an acoustic guitarist who has worked exclusively in the field of free improvisation since the s. He has been active consistently during that time as a promoter of concerts of freely improvised music in London, providing hundreds of playing opportunities for both local and international musicians.
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