June, 3 – Teatro Nuovo (Salerno)
Evan Parker + Alexander Hawkins
open: Anacleto Vitolo
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EVAN PARKER, the British jazz saxophone revolutionary transformed the language and techniques of the instrument in the late 1960s and has since become one of the most admired and influential saxophone improvisers on the planet. Parker has been rewriting the book on the sounds that can be made with a saxophone for almost half a century, developing a remarkable post-Coltrane technique that has allowed him to play counterpoint on what was designed as a single-line instrument, generate electronics-like textures acoustically, and build a personal soundscape that avoids conventional tunes but has its own arresting lyricism. A major force in European improvising, Parker has collaborated, too, with American innovators, amongst them CECIL TAYLOR, PAUL BLEY, ANTHONY BRAXTON, ROSCOE MITCHELL, GEORGE LEWIS and WADADA LEO SMITH.
ALEXANDER HAWKINS is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative pianists, organists and composers. Alexander is self-taught with a great love and deep knowledge of the jazz tradition which he brings, along with classical references, to his compositions and improvisations. Along with his solo performances, he works in a vast array of creative contexts including leading and composing for his Quartet and Ensemble; in duo with South African drum legend Louis Moholo-Moholo and in Moholo’s Quartet; and with contemporary leaders, Anthony Braxton, Joe McPhee, Marshall Allen and Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke’s band.
I’m really proud and happy to announce my next release on Stochastic Resonance:
K.lust, Liven [SR013] – OUT May 3 2016, an evolution of my own past project K.lone.
“Liven”, realized and refined between 2013 and 2015, is focused on the concept of circularity, combining an intricate rhythmic work with deep bass lines and warm drone/ambient textures.
The whole album is built around the concept of tribalism. In a tribe the collective activities are punctuated by ritm; thus the music, passed down from mostly oral sources, serves as the encryption standards that articulate and regulate the rites, which are a revival of the dynamics of social and existential life. In this frame, cyclicity becomes a key concept: it has, in fact, the dual role to reflect the cyclical trend of the seasons and human activities, and, at the same time, to facilitate a state of trance, led by repetition, which helps the abandonment of the individual consciousness in favour of collective and euphoric one.
K.lust makes this concept his own, and develops it in six tracks, which, for more than fifty minutes, plunge the listener into an atavistic and ancestral world, trying to unite the contemporary sounds of the most experimental techno to the atmospheres, the suggestions and characteristic spirituality of the ancient world that initially inspired the work.
K.lust – Liven (SR 013)
Out May 3-2016
Pre-order ~ https://goo.gl/BFcXiF
First presentation of Liven will be held in the great frame that is the Unibeat festival. Along side Regis, Scan7, Lena Willikens and Ben Saadi, K.Lust will present the material from the new album with a live performance.