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The Names // Four Names and a Song CD

The Names // Four Names and a Song CD

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アメリカ・NYの作曲家Jordan Dykstra主宰レーベルEditions Verde諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、実験オーケストラ13人組The Namesが、2022年4月にリリースしたアルバムです。スポークンワード〜コンテンポラリー4曲を収録。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Editions Verde releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100.

From Matt Marble’s essay "Our Greater Potentials" which appears in the liner notes:

“Four Names and a Song" is an encoded love letter addressed to a vital intersection — that of the traditions of AACM jazz and Cagean aleatoric composition, on the one hand, and that of racial injustice and white responsibility, on the other. Using his own musical cipher, Dutch composer and bassist Koen Nutters first translated the names of ensemble members and social justice icons into musical pitches. Each person's unique ‘melodic code’ then naturally gives rise to their own melodic and harmonic figures. In his arrangements Nutters also found inspiration from 1960s jazz harmony, which he abstracts into musical question marks. Chord progressions are slowed down into atmospheric textures suspended in parenthetical silences. Though the music takes on a disembodied character, it doesn't feel escapist. Almost ceremonial, it is more like the construction and adornment of an altar.” Marble goes on to say, “The music of The Names does not provide any solutions to the injustice they meditate upon, nor do they completely fulfill the white responsibility which Angela Davis suggests. But Four Names and a Song is a radical ambience in which to reflect on these powerful voices and on what that responsibility might entail."

Artist : The Names

Label : Editions Verde

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アメリカ・NYの作曲家Jordan Dykstra主宰レーベルEditions Verde諸作を入荷しました。

本作は、実験オーケストラ13人組The Namesが、2022年4月にリリースしたアルバムです。スポークンワード〜コンテンポラリー4曲を収録。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Editions Verde releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100.

From Matt Marble’s essay "Our Greater Potentials" which appears in the liner notes:

“Four Names and a Song" is an encoded love letter addressed to a vital intersection — that of the traditions of AACM jazz and Cagean aleatoric composition, on the one hand, and that of racial injustice and white responsibility, on the other. Using his own musical cipher, Dutch composer and bassist Koen Nutters first translated the names of ensemble members and social justice icons into musical pitches. Each person's unique ‘melodic code’ then naturally gives rise to their own melodic and harmonic figures. In his arrangements Nutters also found inspiration from 1960s jazz harmony, which he abstracts into musical question marks. Chord progressions are slowed down into atmospheric textures suspended in parenthetical silences. Though the music takes on a disembodied character, it doesn't feel escapist. Almost ceremonial, it is more like the construction and adornment of an altar.” Marble goes on to say, “The music of The Names does not provide any solutions to the injustice they meditate upon, nor do they completely fulfill the white responsibility which Angela Davis suggests. But Four Names and a Song is a radical ambience in which to reflect on these powerful voices and on what that responsibility might entail."

Artist : The Names

Label : Editions Verde