Live recording of Anthony Braxton's Echo Echo Mirror House Music, where all the musicians use iPods in addition to their instruments, which took place during 2011 Tri-Centric Festival at Roulette.
In Echo Echo Mirror House musical system, all the musicians wield iPods in addition to their instruments, while navigating scores that combine cartography and evocative graphic notation, creating a musical tapestry combining live performance and sampled sounds from Braxton’s extensive recorded discography.
released September 21, 2018
Anthony Braxton, Andrew Raffo Dewar, James Fei, Steve Lehman, Chris Jonas, Sara Schoenbeck: reeds; Taylor Ho Bynum, Reut Regev, Jay Rozen: brass; Renee Baker, Erica Dicker, Jessica Pavone:
Recorded by the crew at Roulette.
Mixed by Matthew Mehlan.
Mastered by James Fei.
supported by 14 fans who also own “Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC) 2011”
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles
supported by 11 fans who also own “Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC) 2011”
Nearly every Braxton recording seems to fall into the category of "landmark"...this is no exception, I think.
Everybody performs live, everybody samples...the iPod as creative instrument...fascinating. John Cratchley