Nick Fells along with the Ensemble Intégrales put together this intriguing performance of a saxophone, violin, piano and a computer with Other Islands (Never Come Ashore). From what we can figure out from my reading is that the improvised/scored music was processed through a laptop along with a predetermined soundtrack. Now we most likely got that wrong, but you can read about how this piece was put together in either the liner notes or the score (pdf). Other Islands begins with a piano and saxophone section which is disconcerting (in a good way) and sets an unconservative tone for the following sections. It is an absorbing avant-garde work and for all its complexity, is in it’s final delivery quite simple.
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Artist: Nick Fells and the Ensemble Intégrales
Title: Other Islands
Netlabel: Never Come Ashore
Release Date: 07 August 2012
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