Caroline Kraabel with John Edwards - Sustaining Playing

from Sustaining The Music by London Improvisers Orchestra

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For the Sunday 3 May London Improvisers Orchestra events in Covid 19 isolation, as suggested by Knut Aufermann (Sustaining the Music).

Knut asked LIO members to provide one-minute recordings of themselves playing a sustained sound, which were then to be offered back to be used (no more than once for each sustained sound) by LIO members to construct new pieces. Caroline Kraabel and John Edwards are in isolation together, so CK chose to use six of the sustained sounds – three from string players and three from wind players – as the starting point for a live duo improvisation.

John Edwards: double bass
Caroline Kraabel: alto sax, voice

and, in order of appearance:
Pei-Ann Yeoh: violin
Sue Lynch: tenor sax
Susanna Ferrar: violin
Charlotte Keeffe: trumpet
Charlotte Hug: viola, voice
Emily Shapiro: bass clarinet

Photo of empty Piccadilly circus 28 March 2020 by C. Kraabel.


from Sustaining The Music, released May 3, 2020


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The London Improvisers Orchestra is dedicated to free and conducted improvisation.
It draws on a large and shifting pool of improvising musicians from London and beyond,
and plays in London monthly, generally on the first Sunday of the month.
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