"Organic was organized to present an electric music idiom that utilized the same performance principles that Wadada’s other ensembles use. This means that the ensemble’s use of languages and systems are fundamental to the conception of making music. The instrumentation consists primarily of electric strings (4 guitars, cello, 2 basses), but what is truly different with Organic’s music is its ability to establish a polycentric / polytonal and multi-layered grid where each performer has the right and responsibility to creatively organize the ensemble’s musical space and ideas as it moves across the performance dimension. The value placed on electronics is communal in character and has a philosophy centered in the art of sound making, and is not noise based.
Organic’s music is powerfully electric and electronic in nature; fiery and interactive in character; contemporary, spiritual and politically conscious, its creative energy is heartfelt and connected with the human feeling."
Only European date.
Pictures by Roberto Cifarelli.
Rec. live at "Teatro Manzoni", Milan, Italy, on March 27, 2011
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith,trumpet,conductor
Michael Gregory/Josh Gerowitz/Brandon Ross/
Skuli Sverrisson,electric bass
1. Track #1 (40:00)
2. Track #2 (1:04:59)
Total Time 1:45:00
excerpt from track #1