Strata is a collaborative work that integrates a grain-scale approach with recordings of improvised performances. The source materials were solos, performed by double bassist George Lyle. George and I worked together in various groups from 2004 until his passing in 2016, however Strata was a departure from our usual approach, which mainly focused on free improvisation. Strata explores opposing notions of freedom and limitation, the ephemeral and the perpetual. Through careful manipulations in the studio, the acoustic bass is transformed, fragmented, scattered and multiplied to create a sonic tapestry that is detailed and expansive, whilst attempting to harness the raw performative energy from the original recordings.
Strata is included on the album Intuited Architectures, published on Crónica Electronica, available for streaming/download here.
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