1. When Evan Parker brought his "Electro-Acoustic Septet" to Downtown Brooklyn in September, Roulette TV had the pleasure of talking with Evan about his work, the process of choosing collaborators, potential errors of self-perception, and FEEDBACK in all it's forms!

    ” a sort of common ground between Morton Feldman… and Sonic Youth… even at its gnarliest and most confrontational, the overall effect was intoxicating.” –Steve Smith

    Among Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, Evan Parker’s solos and playing style are distinguished by his creative use of circular breathing and false fingering. Parker can generate furious bursts, screeches, bleats, honks, and spiraling lines and phrases and his solo sax work isn’t for the squeamish. Upon resettling in London in 1965, Parker began playing with Spontaneous Music Ensemble. He joined them in 1967 and remained until 1969. Parker met guitarist Derek Bailey while in the group, and the duo formed the Music Improvisation Company in 1968. Parker played with them until 1971, and also began working with the Tony Oxley Sextet in the late 60s. Parker started playing extensively with other European free music groups in the 70s, notably the Globe Unity Orchestra, as well as its founder Alexander von Schlippenbach’s trio and quartet. Parker, Bailey, and Oxley co-formed Incus Records in 1970 and continued operating it through the 80s. Parker also played with Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, other groups with Bailey, and did duet sessions with John Stevens and Paul Lytton, as well as giving several solo concerts. Among his many releases are Process and Reality (1991), Breaths and Heartbeats (1995), Obliquities (1995), Bush Fire (1997), Here Now (1998), Drawn Inward (1999), Monkey Puzzle (2000), Two Seasons (2000), Alder Brook (2003) and After Appleby (2004). Eleventh Hour, officially credited to the Evan Parker Electo-Acoustic Ensemble, appeared from ECM in 2005.

    Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet:

    Evan Parker, saxophones
    George Lewis, trombone and electronics
    Ikue Mori, electronics
    Ned Rothenberg, clarinets, shakuhachi
    Peter Evans, trumpet
    Okkung Lee, cello
    Sam Pluta, electronics

    Aired on rTV: 2013
    Performance: Sept. 30, 2013
    Produced by Jim Staley
    Directed by Matthew Mehlan
    Edited by Wolfgang Daniel

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