Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cultural Locavorism in Connecticut

Connecticut Improvising Composers Project
Firehouse 12
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:

     David Darling/cello
     Peter McEachern/trombone
     Mario Pavone/bass
     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