In Search of a Sound: Remembering Bill Dixon
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|Ingrid Karl Recalls Bill Dixon|
We had several days to get to know each other through rehearsal, conversation and, my favorite, shared gourmet meals. My deepest connection was with Franz Koglmann and his wife Ingrid Karl. Franz and Ingrid were longtime friends of Bill Dixon, and presented his work in Vienna at the essential Weiner Musik Galerie many times. Bill was fond of the city and his time there. There are plans afoot to honor Bill's memory in Vienna in the near future.
The music we created is best described as work in progress. Over an aesthetically adhesive bed of sound provided by Barry Guy, each of us improvised alone, in pairs and, at times, as a trio of trumpets. There were moments of great beauty. Check out one of the concert reviews, by Guy Peters for goddeau.com.
images by Ingrid Karl, Stephen Haynes & Geert Vandepoele