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