Traction: free improvisation generating action and the force to propel body and sound on a tangential route to collective musical structure and discovery.
Traction is the result of two ad-hoc collaborations by selected participants of the SHARE Festival in Aarhus, 2021. Casey Moir and Elisabeth Coudoux make up the duo on the album's first piece (tracks 1-4). They are then joined by Marcus Wärnheim and Jérôme Fouquet, together with the addition of Moir's effect pedals, to build the quartet shaping the album's second piece (tracks 5-8).creditsreleased January 31, 2023
Casey Moir (SE) - Voice and Effect Pedals
Elisabeth Coudoux (DE) - Cello
Marcus Wärnheim (SE) - Alto Saxophone
Jérôme Fouquet (FR) - Trumpet
Recorded by Magnus Vad at Feedback Studio, Aarhus, Denmark
SHARE Festival, July 17th, 2021
Mixed and mastered by Anton Toorell
Artwork by Lena Czerniawska
HHR011 © & ℗ HearHere Records, 2023
With support of Swedish Arts Council
The second publication in this series on Doek RAW is composed by pianist Kaja Draksler. She wrote a piece called Passage. When we asked her to write a short text to accompany her composition, she created a poem by combining definitions from the Cambridge dictionary.
A way of escape.
The passage of time- the process of time going past.
A hollow part of the body through which something goes.
A short piece of writing or music that is part of a larger piece.
A journey (especially over the sea).
An act of moving through somewhere.
A connecting way.
The right to travel or leave a place.
--The definitions are from the Cambridge Online Dictionary
Initiative of releasing a series of albums on Doek RAW over the coming months. The idea is simple: each member of Doek composes a piece to be performed solo by every other member of the collective (that feels like recording it...).
First up is a composition by Eric Boeren based on language, specifically a dialect he heard while biking through Enkhuizen in the Netherlands.
This album features performances from Ada Rave, Marta Warelis, Michael Moore, John Dikeman, Jasper Stadhouders, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Kaja Draksler and Eric himself.
design & drawing
Håvard Wiik | piano
Michael Thieke | clarinet
Antonio Borghini | bass
drawing & design
Małgorzata Bogusz | cielo
Michał Rupniewski | violin
drawing & design
Paul Stapleton | Bonsai Sound Sculpture, Tromba Marina (track 5)
Adam Pultz Melbye | Double Bass