ada rave live at de ruimte, a’dam I and II
improviser, sound and visual artist, hervé performs spontaneous compositions with saxophones and laptop, using processed field recordings. his work is influenced by practices such as jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and ancient techniques of sound therapy alike. for this reason, his performances are outside of time and stylistic boundaries.
hervé made this album back in 2011, but it is only now being released. he used acoustic guitar, soprano saxophone, field recordings, and sound design to create this album dedicated to all who suffer from the horrors of war.
the sound is: prepare. harmonic. slide. breath. tap, tap. space. grain. sudden storm. hammer strum. drop. aquatic bend. galaxies.
ilia belorukov is a musician from saint-petersburg, russia who works in the realm of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. he’s a member of different projects such as wozzeck, mars-96 and others. to extract sound from his alto saxophone, he uses objects and electronics.
lauri hyvärinen is a guitar player from helsinki, finland. for most of his life he has concentrated on experimental and improvised music as well as noise. he works to find a balance between an instrumental impulse and a respect for silence and presence.
ilia and lauri met to create this album helsinki, finland in october of 2015. ilia played saxophone. lauri played guitar. they both played electronics.
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It’s as though Rosalind Hall is wielding a hand-held fan, pressing it against surfaces so that it buzzes in frictional complaint, without applying the necessary pressure to stop the blades entirely. It’s a delicate navigation of brinks and almosts – her saxophone lingers upon single notes and tilts them, ever so slowly, until they threaten to fall over. Her instrument throbs uneasily as overtones force their way into the frame, turning ovular drops of pure tone into snarls of dissonance. It’s an agonising sonic yoga routine; pitches bend into awkward poses and then hold them for as long as concentration, exhalation and muscle power will permit, the note wobbling like calves and biceps in convulsions of tension. Collapse is always a mere false step away.
Live Proof: Rosalind Hall – Soundproof – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
For her Live Proof performance, saxophonist Rosalind Hall blurs the line between where her instruments ends and body begins.
the beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed rosalind hall for most of her life. as she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. she has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques, creating precarious vibrations that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.
ada rave is a saxophonist, improviser and composer, born in chubut (argentina) in 1974. she began her musical development in 2000 in the buenos aires jazz scene. her musical interests are jazz, free improvisation and composition. she works on her own projects and also collaborates with other musician’s – performing in several places around argentina. since 2013 she has been based in amsterdam where she performs with several musicians in the netherlands and europe. she continues researching her personal approach to the sound and interaction with other musicians as well as the environment, expanding her passion for the free improvisation.
this album is comprised of two saxophone improvisations. one each from rosalind and ada. created on different continents and on two different dates, the two pieces are still entwined. get the album here!
saxophone and sculpture action!
morten rasz may or may not be martin rach. musician. thinker. word tinkerer.
he made an album called microbotics. solo saxophone. other sounds. black lodge jazz.
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live video documentation of ada rave with renato ferreira! from back in october.
attending to breathing spaces and mouth details, alice hui-sheng chang and rosalind hall experiment with abstractions of the voice and saxophone. challenging their instruments to produce extreme timbres and intimate textures, they use improvisation as their inspiration for performance and composition. in the six years of their collaboration, the pair has performed locally and internationally, released a cross-continent album and exhibited sound work for video art and multi channel installations.
on embossed tales of throats the duo continues to develop a strong improvised language that pushes and pulls at sound playing in and outside of each other, at the acoustic resonances of their instruments and bodies, at their shared performance histories and at creating electrified playing experiences. the duo also investigates the use of both tape and digital recording technologies and various microphones to create changing impressions of their sounds and inspiration for new gestures.
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