Lehman, Steve / Orchestre National de Jazz - Ex Machina CD

SKU 28-PIRC99.2
Steve Lehman - alto saxophone, electronics
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Chris Dingman - vibraphone
Members of Orchestre National de Jazz
Frédéric Maurin - direction, electronics
Fanny Ménégoz - flute, alto flute, piccolo
Catherine Delaunay - clarinet, basset horn
Julien Soro - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Fabien Debellefontaine - baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute
Fabien Norbert - trumpet, flugelhorn
Daniel Zimmermann - trombone
Christiane Bopp - trombone
Fanny Meteier - tuba
Bruno Ruder - piano, synthesizer
Stéphan Caracci - vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, percussion, synthesizer
Rafaël Koerner - drums
Sarah Murcia - double bass
Jérôme Nika - generative electronics creation & artistic collaboration
Dionysios Papanikolaou - IRCAM electronics

Fantastic performances and solid compositions. Note Bruno Ruder of Magma is in the ensemble!

“Ex Machina is a new collaboration between visionary saxophonist/composer Steve Lehman and the GRAMMY-nominated Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ). It is a dazzling new work for jazz orchestra that sets a new standard for innovation in the large ensemble format. With compositions by both Lehman and ONJ’s artistic director, Frédéric Maurin, Ex Machina makes frequent use of otherworldly spectral harmonies that are reinforced and transformed, in real-time by live, interactive electronics developed at IRCAM (Institut de Coordination Acoustique Musique). Soloists in the ensemble interact with highly-nuanced harmonies, propulsive polyrhythms, and computer-driven sound transformations to thrilling effect. It’s indisputably one of the most ambitious projects for jazz big band in recent memory.
Ex Machina represents an electrifying new concept for a jazz big band, and continues to position Lehman as a trailblazing artist at the cutting-edge of jazz.”
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  • UPC808713009927
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