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Vvolk (vinyl LP)
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 Book of Air Vvolk (vinyl LP)
published in September 2016
LP black vinyl
2 tracks (24'39 / 24'18)
in stock
Second in the Book of Air series, this recording is performed by vvolk, a group of 18 improvisers who explore the relation between time and motion: How is the perception of sound influenced by time? How do we relate to time in music as improvising performing musicians?
Inspired by the slow tempo and invisible motion of nature; how the seasons pace without sudden turns, slow and gentle. Seemingly still, yet always in motion. Book of Air is a series of bundled compositions. This is the second chapter performed by vvolk. Opposed to the first quintet release Book of Air – Fieldtone, the music out of the vvolk series is played by a group of 18 improvisers with roots in jazz and classical music. The group investigates performing and improvising music, in close relation to present time; what are the possibilities in playing music, when changes in this music pass by unnoticed? How do we as musicians relate to the running time of a performance? How does our hearing and memory react to these slow changes? As a result vvolk let's you experience music which is less perceived in the present time, but rather occurs in our memory of the past. This clearly challenges the improvising musicians, and makes audience and performers discover new territories in collective improvisation.
With Stijn Cools (drums), Indre Jurgeleviciute (kankles), Benjamin Sauzereau  (electric guitar), Bert Cools (electric guitar), Nathan Wouters (double bass), Laurens Smet (double bass), Hendrik Vanattenhoven (double bass), Ruben Matchelinckx (electric guitar), Fruz Tontelling (harmonium), Wout Gooris (Rhodes), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Thomas Jillings (tenor saxophone), Viktor Perdieus (tenor saxophone), Erik Bogaerts (alto saxophone), Frans Van Isacker (alto saxophone), Mathieu Robert (soprano saxophone), Stefan Bracaval (flute), Sep Francois (drums and melodic percussion).

Audio sample: soundcloud.com/granvat/book-of-air-vvolk-album-compilation

Also available on CD.