Connecticut Improvising Composers Project
New Haven, CT
Work in progress: a day of recording at Firehouse 12. Music developed, shared and documented close to home by four Connecticut resident improvising composers. Think of this as cultural locavorism.
The CICP ensemble:
Stephen Haynes/trumpet, cornet & flugelhorn
Satoshi Takeishi/drums & percussion
Harris Eisenstadt/drums & percussion
Mario, David, Peter and myself developed the work in partnership with Music for People with catalytic funding from the Special Initiative Grant program of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism. After over a year of workshopping the material and another year or more spent touring the state, we brought the new music into the studio at Firehouse 12 to record.
The music was/is strong, and the convergence of the two drummers (first time together) a steady delight to the heart and mind. Stay tuned for details...
images of CICP by Stephen Haynes