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Improvisation for large ensembles

Fire! Orchestra and the Art Ensemble of Chicago explore how to balance improvisation and composition in a large ensemble. Presented by Corey Mwamba.

Under the direction of Mats Gustafsson, the Fire! Orchestra takes on Krzysztof Penderecki´s piece Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra written in 1971. There’s live music from the 50th anniversary homecoming gig by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Millennium Park, Chicago last summer; and absorbing tonal improvisation in a collaboration between the French group Ikui Doki and vocalist Sofia Jernberg. Presented by Corey Mwamba.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

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Sun 22 Mar 2020 00:00

Music Played

  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet

    Roman II

    • When Angels Fall.
    • WMQ Records.
  • Collocutor

    The Angry One

    • Continuation.
    • On The Corner Records.
  • Fire! Orchestra

    Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra

    • Actions.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago

    We Are On the Edge

    • Live at the Chicago Jazz Festival, 30th August 2019.
  • Ikui Doki & Sofia Jernberg

    Variation on a foster (extrait)

    • Suzane un jour.
  • Pablo Held

    Unlocking Mechanism

    • Ascent.
    • Edition Records.
  • Roland Ramanan, Nuno Torres, Ernesto Rodrigues & Bernardo Álvares


    • New Dynamics.
    • Creative Sources.
  • Skylla


    • Skylla.
  • Cold Bath Street

    People Together

    • Return To Earth.


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