- Featured: Nils Bultmann
- Release Date: 1/20/2004
NILS BULTMANN: Nils Bultmann is a unique musician who fuses a wide variety of styles in music in creative multi-track recording, and is a blend of improvisation and composition. On this album, he is joined by Noah Onstrud on the Didgeredoo (Track 9), and Andy Ewen on electric guitar (Track 6&7). Nils' background is in classical music, both chamber music and orchestra. He is also active as a composer and works much with modern dance. He collaborates with world musicians and has recorded and toured with jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell. This particular recording is experimental and rich in terms of the variety. Recommended sound bytes for this CD: #2: No.2: This is an intense rhythmic groove created using a pencil on the strings with two additional screaming bowed viola lines. #6: This selection features Andy Ewen on electric guitar and was created from an improvisation with Nils on keyboards. This Improvisation was then edited and layered with viola lines of excerpts from the Bach Cello Suite #5 Sarabande movement which fuses the piece together, #13: This expansive musical landscape features keyboards, multiple viola lines, prayer bowl, and some vocal sounds. #14: Solo Sonata for Viola: Through-composed work, recently featured in full score in the Journal of the American Viola Society. Please feel free to expore and enjoy the other tracks on this CD.
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