Glenn Kotche - Drumkit Quartets
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Cat No: CA21116
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 26th February 2016
So Percussion certainly took note when the group — Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting — approached Kotche several years ago about collaborating. “At the time, I was feeling a strong desire to get back to writing for percussion,” Kotche reveals in the CD’s liner notes, “because I think the timbral, textural, melodic and rhythmic possibilities haven’t been explored nearly enough. I try to do that through my solo performances, but I jumped at the chance to try it with such an incredible and forward-thinking group as So Percussion.”
The result runs the expressive gamut of percussive instrumentation, from the marimba-based “Drumkit Quartet #51” (with haiku recited by Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda) to the hand-cranked sirens that open “Drumkit Quartet #50,” which channels the futurist manifesto of Luigi Russolo’s “art of noise,” spiced with a little John Cage and Luc Ferrari. A rich sonic tapestry of rhythmic exploration, audio collage and third-mind improv, Drumkit Quartets actually goes well beyond the drumkit — which is to be expected, given the feverishly inventive artists behind the recording.
1.Drumkit Quartet #51
2.Drumkit Quartet #1
3.Drumkit Quartet #3 Mvt 1
4.Drumkit Quartet #3 Mvt 2
5.Drumkit Quartet #3 Mvt 3
6.Drumkit Quartet #6
7.Drumkit Quartet #50
8.Drumkit Quartet #54
9.Drumkit Quartet #51 Chicago Realization
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