Produced by the Trummerflora Collective. Compiled by Robert Montoya.
An Accretions/Circumvention Music release.
Rubble 2 is the second in a series of compilations featuring works by
members and ensembles of the Trummerflora Collective, the group of
independent music makers, who since its inception in 2000 has produced a
considerable catalogue of recorded works both composed and improvised as
well as installations, visual art, writings and film. This collection offers
a taste of the diverse musical landscape these artists inhabit.
Nathan Hubbard's tracks series is an ongoing set of compositions conceived
for large ensemble using modular notation and open instrumentation. In
general, these are shorter pieces with open possibilities for
interpretation, often based around repetitious figures and overlapping
textures. Track 1(For RC) is dedicated to composer/guitarist/trumpeter Rhys
Chatham. Based around a central loop played by two like instruments, it
deals mostly with rhythmic possibilities of overlapping loops in multiple
meters, using three levels of activity pulse, vamps and section material.
Track 2 (for AB) - Track 2 is dedicated to composer/woodwind player Anthony
Braxton. It deals with similar issues as Track 1, without the pulse concept
and with cells to be read in any clef. Lisle Ellis and Marcos Fernandes
deliver a spirited dialogue on bass and percussion. Gunther's Grass began in
2005 as a collaboration between Marcelo Radulovich and Christopher Adler, to
bring together two ancient drone-based instruments from across the world,
the medieval European hurdy-gurdy and the Lao/Northeast Thai mouth organ
khaen. Permanent Flow contributes an out-take from their 2004 Accretions
release featuring live improvisations by Joscha Oets, Andreas Wagner and
Greg Stuat. Bala 1: As an homage to East Asian nobility and primitivism,
Curtis Glatter delivers a percussion solo with a "call" of gentle
expressionism "answered" by a hailstorm of percussive fire. Sound artist
Damon Holzborn sculpts layers of sound, working with programmatic and
abstracted audio materials. He extracts a rich palette out of small musical
moments, pulling at a sound to discover unexpected textures inside of it. E.
Digest is distilled from materials collected for the inSite 05 project
Ellipsis, curated by Hans Fjellestad. Ellen Weller and Bob Weller paint an
Impressionistic piano and soprano sax dialogue while Trio Maghreb are Tracy
McMullen, Al Scholl and Marcos Fernandes who offer a track from their
upcoming release wherein they explore open and structured improvisations,
minimalism and the blues. VITRIOL: Jason Robinson, Al Scholl, Justin
Grinnel, Curtis Glatter and őTenshun on turntables offer up an
electro-acoustic improvisation featuring the shimmering production die cast
by Nathan Hubbard. Once again robert m reinterprets an existing work, this
time going back to a piece recorded live at Spring Reverb '04 with Ernesto
Diaz-Infante, Marcos Fernandes, Rent Romus and robert m. A bit rawer and
more "noise" oriented than previous efforts, it traces the continuing evolution
of robert m's music.
For more info on the Trummerflora Collective: www.trummerflora.com