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POW Ensemble

The computer group POW Ensemble was founded in 2001 by Dutch composer/saxophonist Luc Houtkamp, with the aim of exploring and expanding the musical potential of the computer.
Computer music is often thought of as incomprehensible sounds that nobody can understand, apart from some isolated nerds. A concert by the POW Ensemble is something completely different, however: here, ‘real’ music is being made! The musicians use improvisation, live processing, electronic and acoustic instruments such as oud and saxophones. The POW Ensemble can be regarded as the chamber ensemble of the 21st century, using computers as musical instruments.





Anthony Braxton Anthony Braxton
Dave Douglas Dave Douglas
Sun Ra Sun Ra
David Binney David Binney
Evan Parker Evan Parker
Marc Ribot Marc Ribot
Tim Berne Tim Berne
saxophone, alto
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
saxophone, soprano
Uri Caine Uri Caine
Sam Rivers Sam Rivers
saxophone, tenor
Frank Wright Frank Wright
saxophone, tenor
Julius Hemphill Julius Hemphill
saxophone, alto
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