Graewe, Georg / Ernst Reijseger / Gerry Hemmingway - Sonic Fiction (Mega Blowout Sale)

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"Recorded live at a museum in Bochum, Germany on March 14, 1989 and released as an LP the following year, Sonic Fiction was the first of many recordings to document the alternately subtle, restless, delicate, and rigorous interaction between German pianist Georg Graewe, Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger, and North American percussionist Gerry Hemingway. Remastered in July 2006, this album reaffirms the potency of their breathtaking alliance. Thoroughly grounded in the modern tradition of collective improvisation, each participant strove to listen, absorb, respond, and reinvent the dialogue, moment by moment. The immediacy of this music will best be appreciated by listeners who are receptive to freely improvised music as manifested during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Direct influences and correlatives include Anthony Braxton, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, and John Tchicai. The music preserved on this recording is vividly informed by the work of those artists, as well as Dave Douglas, Joëlle Léandre, and Misha Mengelberg. Anyone who wishes to pursue more music conceived and delivered in this exciting manner should also investigate recordings by Marilyn Crispell, John Lindberg, and the String Trio of New York. The advanced art of collectively improvised music is now a well-established and internationally celebrated tradition, solidly rooted in the historic accomplishments of Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Cecil Taylor. Sonic Fiction and the half-dozen subsequent recordings by Hemingway, Reijseger, and Graewe prove that the creative improvisational continuum is now fully integrated into the human genome."-All Music Guide
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