Avant Jazz / Free Improvisation / Avant-Garde premiera polska: 2021-03-23 kontynent: Ameryka Północna kraj: USA opakowanie: kartonowe etui opis: Editor's info: Distant Radio Transmission was recorded as an improvisation by Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, and Kikanju Baku in 2013 and released as the third composition on Roscoe Mitchell Conversations 1 (Wide Hive Records WH-0317). It was then transcribed by Stephen P. Harvey, in 2016, with further Transcription and Orchestration of air sounds for Strings by John Ivers, in 2017. Finally, it was fully Orchestrated by Roscoe Mitchell in 2017 and recorded live at the festival Ostrava Days 2017 in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The Nonaah Trio Composed by Roscoe Mitchell Recorded in Portland Oregon by Ryan Zubieta engineer and Josh Powell editing Nonaah Trio: Dana Reason: Piano John C Savage: Flute Catherine Lee: Oboe
Author’s Note: In 2009 I was asked by the American Composers Orchestra if I could present a composition in the summer of 2010 in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York City. It was clear to me that “Nonaah” (five solo works for the alto saxophone completed in 1972) was the composition best suited to the event, and so I chose to develop a version for Chamber Orchestra based off a transcription of the trio for flute, bassoon and piano. Unlike previous adaptations, “Nonaah” for Chamber Orchestra was penned as an entirely through-composed work.
In 2013, when Ilan Volkov invited me to his Tectonics Festival in Glasgow, Scotland I decided to take this piece of music that began as a solo alto saxophone feature in 1971 and infuse it with the grandeur of a full orchestra. February 22, 2014 was the world premiere of my composition.
Cutouts For Woodwind Quintet Composed by Roscoe Mitchell
Roberta Michel: Flute Christa Robinson: Oboe Carlos Corddeio: Clarinet Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon John Gattis: French Horn Recorded by Sascha von Oertzen in New York New York March 5th 2019 Mixed at Wide Hive Records June 2019 by Gregory Howe and Robert Kirby
Author’s note: This version of Cutouts, which is completely notated, was commissioned in 1981 by the Wisconsin Arts board and the Conimicut Foundation. In addition to traditional notation, this work contains symbols for extended techniques such as multiphonics, harmonics, micro-tones, special effects and circular breathing. The earlier works from the “cutouts concept” were scored for improvising ensembles.
8-8-88 Composed by Roscoe Mitchell Performed on Yamaha Disklavier Programmed and Recorded by Seth Horvitz Mixed July 22nd 2019 at Wide Hive Records Berkeley California by Gregory Howe
Author’s note: August 8, 1988: this is the day I decided to write a solo composition for the great concert pianist Mr. Joseph Kubera. Since this work was not subject to the constraints associated with commissioned work, I spent ten years finalizing the first movement. In 1998 The Mutable Music Foundation commissioned me to complete the composition's remaining movements. 8/8/88 consists of three sections. The first movement is 35 measures long, divided asymmetrically into uncommon time signatures such as 15/8, 11/8, 17/8 etc. The second movement has 17 measures and the third movement 44 measures.
Distant Radio Transmission Composed by Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, and Kikanju Baku 2013 Transcribed by Stephen P. Harvey 2016/17 Transcription and Orchestration of air sounds for Strings By John Ivers 2017 Orchestrated by Roscoe Mitchell 2017 Recorded live at the Festival Ostrava Days 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Ostravská Banda is an international resident orchestra of Ostrava Days. Petr Kotik, Conductor Daniel Havel: flute, Prague, Czech Republic Malgorzata Hlawsa: flute, Kaowice, Poland Kamila Motková: oboe, Ostrava, Czech Republic Denisa Bílá: oboe, Ostrava, Czech Republic Lukáš Danhel: clarinet, Baratislava, Slovakia Carlos Cordeiro: clarinet, New York, USA Stefanie Liedtke: bassoon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jan Soukup: bassoon, Prague, Czech Republic Monika Cerovská: horn, Ostrava, Czech Republic Jan Garláthy: horn, Budapest, Hungary Andy Kozar: trumpet, New York, USA William Lang: trombone, New York, USA Gergely Lukács: tuba, Budapest, Hungary Adam Maros: percussion, Budapest, Hungary Miklos Holló: percussion, Budapest, Hungary Chris Nappi: percussion, New York, USA Keiko Shichijo: piano, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ivana Dohnalová: harp, Brno, Czech Republic Conrad Harris: violin, New Yotk, USA Pauline Kim Harris: violin, New Yotk, USA Eszter Krulik: violin, Budapest, Hungary Marco Cano: violin, Barcelona, Spain David Danel: violin, Prague, Czech Republic Nikolaus Schlierf: viola, Berlin, Germany Juraj Madari: viola, Bratislava, Slovakia Liuh Wen Ting: viola, New York, USA Andrej Gál: violoncello, Bratislava, Slovakia Matthias Lorenz: violoncello, Dresden, Germany Juho Laitinen: violoncello, Helsinki, Finland František Výrostko: contrabass, Bratislava, Slovakia Juraj Bajús: contrabass Bratislava, Slovakia Thomas Buckner, Baritone Voice James Fei, Electronics Roscoe Mitchell Soprano Saxophone
There is a pronounced harmonic and melodic diffusion to the work, which is heightened by the bright sound colors in the orchestration. It is a testament to the initial inspiration of the made-music, of how to collectively and freely make sense spontaneously and then how that initial impetus can take flight again as a completely new progeny when orchestrated. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
The five-movement Nonaah Trio, its roots in a composition for alto sax, teases out the original solo strand into its flute and oboe tributaries, with piano weightings. Cutouts is a witty and lyrical exegesis for woodwind quintet, 8.8.88 a cheeky piano “sonata” of mixed time signatures that’s eruptive, quicksilver and, in its central movement, redolent of historic jazz antecedents. Jazz Journal
Distant Radio Transmission is a whirling, appealing open palette full of textures and gradations. Mitchell understands the language of each instrument and he uses that knowledge to craft rhythmically interesting dialogs unburdened by fixed tempos and restricting structures. It's Mitchell's best work since Bells For The South Side (ECM, 2017), and highly recommended. All About Jazz
The new album Distant Radio Transmission consists of four completely notated works, three of which are derived from Mitchell’s improvisational practice. “Distant Radio Transmission” began life as a free improvisation by Mitchell, keyboardist Craig Taborn, and percussionist Kikanju Baku, and was subsequently transcribed and rearranged for orchestra... the piece has been expanded from a series of telegraphic exchanges of sonic information into a progression of rich textures charged by interjections from Mitchell’s stabbing soprano saxophone and the absurdist syllable salad of vocalist Thomas Buckner. Chicago Reader
What was once sparely avant-garde is now luminously experimental. Electronics join with tart wind harmonies and resonant pitched percussion during the opening. The baritone Thomas Buckner — a veteran of Robert Ashley’s operas — brings abstract, ghostly exhalations to the mix, later on. Around the halfway point, when a stretch of Mitchell’s striated soprano-saxophone ornamentations gives way to jaunty patterns in the wider orchestra, there is a sense of a singular intelligence at work. It never sounds like easy listening. Though when focusing on the finer details in this “Distant Radio Transmission,” it’s easy to be transported by the intensity of this broadcaster’s imagination. New York Times
Drawing nigh on 80, saxophonist/composer Roscoe Mitchell—an axe man who can blow high, hard flames or find blowsy elegance in the understated and the meditative—is showing no signs of a slowdown. Jazz Times
muzycy: Dana Reason-piano John C. Savage-flute Catherine Lee-oboe Roberta Michel-flute Christa Robinson-oboe Carlos Corddeio-clarinet Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon John Gattis-French horn Petr Kotik-conductor Daniel Havel-flute Malgorzata Hlawsa-flute Kamila Motkova-oboe Denisa Bila-oboe Lukas Danhel-clarinet Carlos Cordeiro-clarinet Stefanie Liedtke-bassoon Jan Soukup-bassoon Monika Cerovska-horn Jan Garlathy-horn Andy Kozar-trumpet William Lang-trombone Gergely Lukacs-tuba Adam Maros-percussion Miklos Hollo-percussion Chris Nappi-percussion Keiko Shichijo-piano Ivana Dohnalova-harp Conrad Harris-violin Pauline Kim Harris-violin Eszter Krulik-violin Marco Cano-violin David Danel-violin Nikolaus Schlierf-viola Juraj Madari-viola Liuh Wen Ting-viola Andrej Gal-violoncello Matthias Lorenz-violoncello Juho Laitinen-violoncello Frantisek Vyrostko-contrabass Juraj Bajus-contrabass Thomas Buckner-baritone voice James Fei-electronics
Roscoe Mitchell-soprano saxophone, composer
utwory: 1. Distant Radio Transmission 19:56 2. Nonaah Trio 14:45 3. Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet 8:44 4. 8.8.88, Pt. 1 4:20 5. 8.8.88, Pt. 2 1:10 6. 8.8.88, Pt. 3 3:18