Recorded live in Detroit at the Bohemian National Home, the performance captured a semi-structured improvisation of seven musical participants and a short interwoven recitation about Portuguese colonization of Africa and the eventual uprising centuries later. The lineup came together spontaneously and results in many combinations of timbre, seamless transitions, abundant ideas, and virtuosic interaction. This is a sonic story of violence, oppression, and rebellion. There’s a plethora of characters that rattle in and out, drawing inspiration from Igor Stravinsky, Charles Mingus and Pauline Oliveros meet.
Brad Duncan – Lecture
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq – Reeds
Michael Carey – Reeds
Marko Novachcoff – Reeds
Joel Peterson – Double Bass
Kurt Prisbe – Drums
Steven Baker – Laotian Mouth Organ
Thollem McDonas – Piano, Conduction
Aside: I spent a lot of time over the weekend glued to The Winter Soldier hearings. They were indeed harrowing. Check out the IVAW site for the findings.