Good afternoon from Chicago, friends. For the past few years, I’ve really wanted to experiment with an entirely improvised chamber ensemble. horns only…maybe some electronics. Using concepts from classical and BAM, and relying on the deep history of improvisation that is here, Chicago was the perfect place to try it out. After only one show, I knew I wanted to get it into the studio, so on December 15, 2019, Mai Sugimoto (alto, flute, voice, percussion) Artie Black (tenor, bass clarinet, voice, percussion), Hunter Diamond (tenor, clarinet, percussion, voice), Brian Seyler (tenor, percussion, voice) , Zach Good (bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, voice, percussion), Gerald Bailey (trumpet, op-1, percussion), and I rolled into Experimental Sound Studio and recorded 150 minutes of improvised music. The first single – Lullaby To A Lost Llama – can be found here!
Check it out, and stay tuned for the release of the full 38 minute record.