Leap of Faith Orchestra & Sub Units - Surface of Revolution (2 CDs)
Label: Evil Clown
1. Toroids 15:43; 2. Hyperboloids 15:27; 3. Generatrixes 15:48; 4. Zone of the Spheres 15:39; 5. Surface of Revolution 50:28 - Third Life Studios, Somerville, MA - May 14, 2017
- PEK - clarinet, contraalto clarinets, tenor & bass saxophones, dulzaina, tarota, contrabassoon, tromboon, sheng, tube-o-phone, melodica, slide whistles, metal, wood, aquasonic, crotales, wind siren, kazoo, hand chimes (1,4,5); - Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice, slide whistle (1,5); - Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, slide whistle (2,5); - Bob Moores - trumpet, shofar, wood flute, melodica, daiko, crotales, cymbells, hand chimes, crank siren, metal (2,5); - Steve Provizer - trumpet, baritone, crotales, cymbells, daiko, metal, melodica (3,5); - Dan O'Brien - flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophones, crotales, cymbells, melodica (2,5); - Zack Bartolomei - soprano & alto saxophones, clarinet, melodica, crank siren, melodica, balafon, wood, kazoo, metal, hand chimes (3,5); - Eric Zinman - piano, metal, slide whistle (4,5); - Grant Beale - guitar, slide whistle, crotales, cymbells (1,3,5); - Silvain Castellano - bass (1,4,5); - Yuri Zbitnov - drums, glockenspiel, danmo, metal, crotales, cymbells, melodica (4,5); - Kevin Dacey - drums, danmo, glockenspiel, balafon, metal, wood, crotales, cymbells, melodica (2,3,5)
The second set at our new venue (Third Life Studios) for this part of the overall Evil Clown project. A smaller orchestra of about 12-15 people perform a pure improvisation of 50 minutes duration. To open the show, we play 4 shorter (15 minute) quartets by different Sub-Units... . We get two critical kinds of prep for the full orchestra performances of PEK scores: Concise improvisations by sometimes unique small cross sections of players from the roster and pure improvisations by the largest versions of Leap of Faith to perform without a score directing the development of the work. The only direction is for each player to lay out for about 1/3 of the total duration.