The Enigma Carols
Phil Minton will be well known to anyone who follows avant-garde vocal music, having been a pioneer in the field, one of the greats of the first wave of British free music, and a constantly developing and changing personna.
His "Feral Choir," a large vocal ensemble he cultivates and directs in different parts of the world with different membership, is in full force here, producing primal animal hive music of the highest order.
Also on the bill all great first-time collaborations with Samuel Burt (computer, clarinet), Audrey Chen (cell, voice), Claire Cooper (harp), Peter Jacquemyn (bass), Caleb Johnston (electronics), Scott Moore (voice, tuba), Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), and Scott Rosenberg (reeds). Recorded at High Zero, 2005.
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disk go to benefit the yearly HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL in Baltimore (see http://www.highzero.org)