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Blaise Siwula

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 19, 1950    

Blaise Siwula

Born 02-19-1950 in Detroit, MI I have been involved with the arts for most of my life. I began studying the alto sax at the age of 14 in middle school and have been playing/ studying in varying capacities since. After periodic explorations of drama, poetry, architecture, visual art, a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. and a stint in Europe, I arrived in NYC in 1989 with my family and an alto sax. In the past 18 years I have been actively involved with the NYC Improv Scene: Amica Bunker, the Improvisers Collective and most recently the C.O.M.A. series at ABC No-Rio recent as in the past 10 years As a composer I have incorporated traditional musical scoring techniques with visual/graphical and performance oriented presentations and a simple philosophy- sound and vision are inter-related in life and art resulting in communication. Although primarily an alto saxophonist I play a number of reed, flute, percussion and string instruments at varying degrees of competency per composition requirements and recently began including computer altered sound files in performance as background for improvisation. Currently my instruments of choice are: Alto, Tenor & Soprano Saxophones Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Cl & Bb Bass Cl...
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    Now Matter

    Not On Label
    2011
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    Live In London

    Not On Label
    2010
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    Live at The Matt Bevel Institute

    re:konstruKt
    2010
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    Projection: Zero

    Not On Label
    2008
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    Brooklyn Moments

    Not On Label
    2007
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    New York Moments

    Konnex Records
    2007
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    Eight Duets 2002 - 2003

    Not On Label
    2005
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Gordon Marshall March 2011 THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD Human beings spend their lives trying not to be alone. Once they find company, they begin the elusive search to rediscover their initial solitude. In music, the solo recording reflects this contradictory quest. In many ways it is the most intriguing form, both for fan and artist, and once finally attempted, it is charged with a discernible aspiration to retrieve the ensemble format. First to come to mind on the first track of tenor saxophonist Blaise Siwula’s Live in London, “Stutter’s Waltz”, is Peter Brötzmann in the stammering orgies of deep tones and harmonics...

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