Vaster Than Empires (PT+009) thrives on extremes, seeking/wishing/pretending to cajole music from barren silences and synaptic turmoil. The result is a journey through exotic landscapes, tiny and huge, near and far, above and below, led by players who are comfortable with the discomfort of exploring the nether regions of the space-time continuum.
released December 12, 2016
Vaster Than Empires is:
Erica Dicker - violin, baritone violin, various percussive materials
Allen Otte - prepared yang-chin, amplified bicycle wheel, rocks, beer can...
Paul Schuette - laptop, synthesizer
Recorded at ESS by Alex Inglizian
Chicago November 2013
Mixed by Paul Schuette
Mastered by Alex Inglizian
Art and Design by Sonnenzimmer
Copyright 2016 Paul Schuette
This project was supported by the 2016 Artist Residency Program at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Been listening to this nonstop since it came out. Superb intro to the quartet, and also thrilled to discover Charmaine Lee. Loved your whole concept with the tarot cards, the art, the juxtapositions ... Really creative approach! skronker
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This superb recording can be downloaded in several file formats and resolutions, including hi-res 24/96 AIFF. Tightly arranged essays at the intersection of jazz, free improv and new classical music. For those with a special interest in the clarinet family of instruments, this album is indispensable. embouchure