sounding out north yorkshire 2014

30 10 2014

a new set of churches in north yorkshire. three different types of architecture. three moods. and it is also the first time i use a saxophone new to me. a yamaha soprano 475 that will prove to sound pretty sweet. and a nice complement to my usual alto explorations.

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the word
alto saxophone, 01 sept 2014
st martins, allerton mauleverer, north yorkshire

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inverted perspective
alto saxophone, 01 sept 2014
st martins, allerton mauleverer, north yorkshire

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last of the summer light
alto saxophone, 01 sept 2014
st martins, allerton mauleverer, north yorkshire

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shades of green
alto saxophone, 01 sept 2014
christ the consoler, newby

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through the thick
alto saxophone, 01 sept 2014
christ the consoler, newby

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growing wings
soprano saxophone, 01 sept 2014
christ the consoler, newby

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third view
alto saxophone, 31 august 2014
holy trinity, coverham

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fractal friction
alto saxophone, 31 august 2014
holy trinity, coverham

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first outing
soprano saxophone, 31 august 2014
holy trinity, coverham

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nada EPK

3 10 2014

 

contact:

hervé – sndsukinspook@live.com

roger – roger@eartrumpet.org

 
the duo live on opposite sides of the world and started working together through the networked music ensemble ethernet orchestra.

over the past 18 months, roger and hervé developed a strong working rapport based on common aesthetic and approach. they have become nada as a realisation of their unique collaboration.

the duo explores an area between jazz and electroacoustic music, taking influences from  scandinavian new jazz, ethnic musics from asia, and acoustic ecology… both rooted in the use of technology and in traditional forms, the music has a deep respect for space and silence.

central to nada’s improvisations are ideas of deep listening, the japanese concept of Ma and meditations on silence from buddhist traditions which gave rise to the group’s name.
while on tour in Germany in November 2014 the duo documented performance and residency research with both roger and hervé playing acoustic instruments, in the same room, for the first time. these recordings have been issued as nada’s first release ‘mirror image’, by netlabel Linear Obsessional.

nada is currently working on the release of new material which revisits electroacoustic networked improvisation.
 

audio documents:

01 [07’38]

02 [11’34]

03 [05’28]

04 [04’36]

05 [04’06]

06 [08’40]

edits from networked improvisations recorded ‘live’ over the internet.

 

 

 

 

biography:

 

roger mills

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer and sound artist working in the field of experimental and improvised music and sound.
He is founder of the tele-improvisatory ensemble Ethernet Orchestra who perform to co-located and networked audiences through the Internet.
While he is now based in Sydney, Australia, Roger spent most of the 1990s in the UK recording and performing with Bristol trip hoppers Statik Sound System, and the free jazz ensemble Spaceways.
His methodology focuses on breath and extended techniques with an attention to timbre in slow evolutionary loops and drones.

http://www.eartrumpet.org

 

 

hervé perez

Sound artist/composer/performer from France, now based in Sheffield, UK.
Hervé has been composing music and performing live around europe for 20 years. Playing solo and in various groups, he draws from jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and ancient techniques of sound therapy alike.
His research approaches sound as vibration, the relation between sound and objects or spaces, architecture and the body.
On the soprano saxophone, Hervé focuses on extended techniques and abstract peripheral sounds structural to the instrument as a physical resonant object. His work on alto merges traditional and jazz harmonic approaches with extended techniques and multiphonics.

http://www.spacers.lowtech.org/herve

 

 

technical details:

 

PA with speaker arrangement for true stereo output

roger –  mike + stand for trumpet / stereo out from effects via 1/4 jacks

hervé – mike + stand for sax / stereo out from laptop via 1/4 jacks / table for laptop and mixer

 

 

 

further links:

 

roger mills

 

hervé perez

 

 

download a pdf version of the EPK