nada EPK

3 10 2014



hervé –

roger –

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.







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.



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.



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






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