Dan Warburton : violin, piano, soundfiles and treatments
Kyle Bruckmann : oboe, suono, raita
Bertrand Denzler : tenor saxophone
Greg Kelley : trumpet
Jean Sébastien Mariage : guitar
Bruno Meillier : alto saxophone, electronics
Bhob Rainey : soprano saxophone
Fabrizio Spera : percussion, electronics
Original field recordings made in Morocco, July 2006
Profession Reporter – the reference to Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film of the same name is entirely deliberate and for you to figure out – is the latest in a series of works, following on from Warburton’s Walks series and Compendium Maleficarum III (with Frederick Farryl Goodwin), that seeks to further break down the already fragile barriers separating composition and improvisation, natural (field recordings) and man-made (improvised) sound. Sourced from recordings made in Morocco in three different locations at three different times of day – morning, midday, evening – and extracts from live improv concerts in France, featuring Kyle Bruckmann, Bertrand Denzler, Greg Kelley, Jean Sébastien Mariage, Bruno Meillier, Bhob Rainey, Fabrizio Spera and Warburton himself – it’s voyage of discovery across space and time for composer and listener alike. (Aural Terrains)
A sort of concrète compositional conceit, the album threads together field recordings Warburton made in Morocco with concert recordings of various French and US improvisors, including Kyle Bruckmann, Greg Kelley, Bertrand Denzler and Fabrizio Spera. Its three tracks establish contrasting levels of discord and equilibrium between the two sound sources. “Al-Sabaah” embeds discreet instrumental sounds in a bucolic nature setting, while “Al-Dhahiira” pits sharper improvisations in a bustling dialogue with what appears to be an urban marketplace.
Warburton might be playing provocatively on the cultural contrast between an obscure and rarefied Western artform and everyday life in Arab North Africa, or making a point about the importance of improvisation in quotidian routines. Then again, his intent might be purely aesthetic. (Nick Cain, The Wire)
FR Service minimum aujourd’hui, avec cet album uploadé ailleurs il y a quelques mois, et dont le lien s’avère être encore valide.
ENG Lazy repost today: this album was uploaded somewhere else a few months ago, and the link is still active.