MALFATTI & KEITH ROWE, RADU - UNTITLED (3CD)


"malfatti and rowe met in vienna in november 2010, their first musical meeting of any kind, for three days of recordings at amann studios. they began with jürg frey's exact dimension without insistence, selected by malfatti, then proceeded onto cornelius cardew's solo with accompaniment, selected by rowe. next was malfatti's nariyamu, then a version of rowe's pollock '82, and lastly an extended improv. almost all of the recordings are included on this in the order in which they were made, and three of the four compositions (excluding the frey) only required one take. the playing order allowed the two musicians to gradually build a rapport of sorts, finding a remarkable amount of common ground despite their widely differing perspectives. the progression over the three days and the connections between the pieces are quite evident, leading to an improvisation meeting that is both confident and thoroughly uneasy. this is housed in a stunning eight panel digipak, the four outside panels contain original paper on paper artwork by rowe and the inside panels contain photos of the scores and a photo of the musicians with recording engineer christoph amann." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2011| ERSTWHILE | 29.90


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