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Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland

by Jorrit Dijkstra

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Veg Prelude 00:35
Easel 06:41
Blend-Bland 05:45
Headlands 04:26
The Shed 05:47
Lope 04:42
Bucket 01:52
Veg 06:10


Driff Records 1403


released July 18, 2014

Jorrit Dijkstra – alto saxophone, lyricon, analog electronics
Phillip Greenlief – alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet
Kyle Bruckmann – oboe, english horn, analog electronics
Frank Gratkowski – clarinet, alto saxophone
Jon Raskin – sopranino, alto and baritone saxophones, analog electronics

All compositions by Jorrit Dijkstra (Buma/Stemra)

Recorded at Guerilla Recording Studio, Oakland, CA on August 24, 2013.
Recording, mastering and photography by Myles Boisen.
Mixed by Jon Evans at Brick Hill Studio, Orleans, MA.
Cover art by Marieken Cochius, design by Hidde Dijkstra.
Thanks to: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Ken Ueno, Center for New Music San Francisco, Jacob Lindsay, Ross Hammond, Wellington Bowler.

As a saxophone player and composer who has integrated electronics in my music for many years, I wanted to experiment with the reed quintet – typically a classical chamber music format – by opening it up with improvisation and electronics. I decided to launch a project spanning three cities where I’ve made long-lasting musical connections: Amsterdam, Chicago, and Oakland. While living in Oakland in the summer of 2013, I approached Philip, Jon, Kyle, and Frank (on a residency from Berlin); all veteran improvising reed players with experience with electronics. With the spirit of the experimental music scene there in mind, I wrote a set of short compositions that connect the textural possibilities of our reed instruments and our electronics. The electronics include my Lyricon (which counts as an analog electronic reed instrument) and John and Kyle’s interesting collections of analog synths and noisemaking modules. Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland is the first documentation of this project; it ended up as a curious assemblage at the intersection of electronic music, noise, free jazz, and modern chamber music. Jorrit Dijkstra June 2014.

Feuilles Vertes features Phillip on tenor saxophone, Fourteen Squares features Kyle on electronics, Lope features Jorrit on alto saxophone, Bucket features Frank on alto saxophone, Veg features Jon on electronics.


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Driff Records is a small record label founded by Boston based musicians Pandelis Karayorgis and Jorrit Dijkstra. Driff's releases feature likeminded improvisers from both sides of the Atlantic.

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