Lotte Anker: alto and soprano saxophone
Evan Parker: tenorsaxophone
Ola Paulson: alto and baritone saxophone
Liudas Mockunas: clarinet and bass Clarinet
Sten Sandell: grand piano & Voice
Jakob Riis: computer, real time processing
Anders Uddeskog: drums and percussion
This line up is an eccentric collection of freedom seekers with self-imposed formal requirements and energy management - as one reviewer so cleverly and correctly put it a few years ago.
The extended version of the ensemble (feat. Evan Parker and Sten Sandell) played together for the first time during a residency at the festival Music Around in Malmö and Copenhagen 2012.
That time, it resulted in the acclaimed album Colors Of:.
And now they're back!
Gathered around a collection of graphic scores and interactive methods, the ensemble uses their skills as sound explorers, to navigate through a complex musical organism. Mira is composed/constructed by Ola Paulson and Jakob Riis, on commission by the project Inter Labs, and was broadcasted live on Swedish Radio in connection with the Sound of Stockholm Festival in 2014.
released May 25, 2016
Mira is an interactive and graphic score composed/constructed by Ola Paulson (STIM/NCB) and Jakob Riis (KODA/NCB).
Movement 1-6 recorded live at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden, November 4th 2014 by Jakob Riis.
Movement 7 recorded live at New Perpectives in Västerås, Sweden, November 6th 2014 by Tomas Nygren.
Mixed and mastered by Jakob Riis.
Cover artwork by Ola Paulson & Anders Uddeskog.
Financially supported by Swedish Arts Council.
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles