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    CROUTON NEWS: JULY 2006 _______________________________ NEW RELEASE: crou031 ROBERT HAMPSON + STEVEN HESS: S/T CDep A sensible combination, brought to light
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2006




      A sensible combination, brought to light by a chance contact resulting in a fairly lengthy process of recording, listening, and mixing. Robert Hampson, is, of course, the visionary behind sound behemoths LOOP and MAIN, and even served a highly productive position within GODFLESH, ORGANUM, and also collaborated with JIM O' ROURKE. Steven Hess is a percussionist who provides comfortably obscure rhythms and textures for PAN AMERICAN, FESSENDEN, ON, and HAPTIC.

      Together, Hampson and Hess create a delightful peephole into the space where resonance from various percussions exist. These are the indirect moments that are just as real as those obvious times when a drummer nails the snare drum in 4/4 time. This is the stuff that for without, the attack, the beat, the percussion itself, would be lifeless pricks of meaningless sound. These recordings are filled with the active and excited ghost of interaction with material; highly unreal at times, and undeniably human at others. For those familiar with their previous endeavors, this is certain to please. For others, you are about to hear the collaboration of two people who know exactly what they are doing, and have created an even more powerful joined effort. Clearly tasty.

      Released in an edition of 500, packaged in mulitple layers of clear material. See?

      "The four pieces, which might be enjoyed as one piece actually as well, form a vivid web of sounds, a highly dynamic force. Great electro-acoustic music. More more more, please." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly (NL)

      Purchase online directly from us at: http://www.croutonmusic.com/cr31.htm



      L I V I N G R O O M is a series of concerts featuring internationally known artists using traditional and non-traditional instruments to present composed and improvised music.
      All events suggest a $7 donation and will be presented in a comfortable loft environment located at:

      900 South 5th Street #103
      Milwaukee, WI

      8 pm

      AARON SIEGEL: percussion
      NATE WOOLEY: trumpet

      Aaron Siegel has shared the stage as a percussionist with several well-known improvisers, in addition to his many peers, including: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Scott Rosenberg, Guillermo Gregorio, Stephen Rush, Boris Hauf, Jason Roebke, Nate Wooley and Sean Meehan. He is a member of Memorize the Sky, The Anthony Braxton Sextet, Chorus of Seeds. Rainer and Low and Away, all of which represent long-standing improvisational relationships. As part of these and other ensembles, Aaron has toured extensively in the United States and Europe.
      Nate Wooley currently resides in Jersey City, NJ and performs solo trumpet improvisations as well as with his trio Blue Collar with Steve Swell and Tatsuya Nakatani. He has also performed regularly with Anthony Braxton, Bhob Rainey, Alessandro Bosetti, Fritz Welch, Herb Robertson, Kevin Norton, Tony Malaby, Randy Peterson, Scott Rosenberg, Matt Moran, Chris Speed, Andrew D'Angelo, Tim Barnes, Okkyung Lee, Assif Tsahar, and other improvisation luminaries.

      Click here for more info: www.croutonmusic.com/appearances.htm




      Hotcakes Gallery
      3379 N. Pierce
      Milwaukee, WI

      Rachel Thompson works with sound, video, and textiles. Her instruments of choice include the violin, two digital video cameras, and a 1970's Brother sewing machine. She both exploits and embraces the seeming imperfections and functional peculiarities of her instruments. Rachel holds a BA and MA from Wesleyan University where she studied composition and ethnomusicology. She is a nomad. http://set-projects.com/

      Jonathan Zorn makes sound using voice, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, harmonica, modular synthesizer, and computer. He is interested in creating systems of interaction that exceed the control of any single participant, creating surprises for both performers and audience. Jonathan was a founding member of the Middletown Creative Orchestra and The Middletown Three. He is currently working on an MA in music composition at Wesleyan University. http://set-projects.com/

      Chris Burns composes chamber and electroacoustic music. His works explore simultaneity and multiplicity: textures and materials are layered one on top of another, creating a dense and energetic polyphony. Christopher's work as a computer music researcher is a crucial influence: these pieces are written with pitch and rhythmic structures which are created and transformed using custom software. Beyond algorithmic composition, his research interests include the application and control of feedback in sound synthesis, and the study and preservation of sketch materials produced by electroacoustic composers. He teaches composition and technology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously, he served as the Technical Director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, after completing a doctorate in composition there in 2003. He has studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Berger, Michael Tenzer, and Jan Radzynski.

      Click here for more info: www.croutonmusic.com/appearances.htm



      Daniel Menche: "Creatures of Cadence" CD + concerts
      Hal Rammel: "Like Water Tightly Wound" 10"
      The Hafler Trio + Robert Haigh: tba


      Limited quantities in stock:

      crou026: Jon Mueller: What's Lost Is Something Important. What's Found Is
      Something Not Revealed. CD
      crou025: Die Enttauschung: S/T LP
      crou024: Richard Chartier: Archival1991 CD
      crou023: Mueller/Rainey/Schoenecker: S/T CD
      crou022: Jason Kahn/Jon Mueller: Papercuts CD
      crou021: irr.app.(ext.): Dust Pincher Appliances CD
      crou018: Jon Mueller/Kaveh Soofi: Endings book


      Thank you for your help in supporting our work. Our releases are available directly from us, or via:

      Forced Exposure (www.forcedexposure.com)
      CTD, Ltd. (www.carrottoprecords.com/ctd)
      Metamkine (www.metamkine.com)
      a-musik (www.a-musik.com)
      Soleilmoon (www.soleilmoon.com)
      Erstwhile distribution (http://erstwhilerecords.com/distro.html)
      Beta-Lactam Ring (www.blrrecords.com)
      Sound 323 (www.sound323.co.uk)

      Thanks again,

      PO Box 070352
      Milwaukee, WI 53207

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