Contemporary Chaos Practices Ingrid Laubrock
- 1Contemporary Chaos Practices, Pts. 1 & 215:57
- 2Contemporary Chaos Practices, Pt. 305:16
- 3Contemporary Chaos Practices, Pt. 402:42
Info for Contemporary Chaos Practices
Ingrid Laubrock's credentials as an ambitious, skillful composer of intricate yet visceral works for small ensembles is well established – not least on the evidence of her excellent, much-admired Intakt recordings. Whether writing for conventionally constituted assemblages like her quintet Anti-House, or for a more unusual complement, like the mix of tuba, koto, electronics, and more that she convened two years ago for Serpentines, Laubrock has demonstrated a formidable capacity for writing music of intricacy, integrity, and broad appeal.
The critic Steve Smith writes in the liner notes: "The present recording, recorded in a studio by an ensemble of first-call freelancers led by two ideally sympathetic conductors, Eric Wubbels and Taylor Ho Bynum, provides eloquent evidence of what Laubrock has achieved. Both of her orchestral pieces – Vogelfrei, with its variegated textures, animated rhythms, swooping vocals, and inexorable momentum; and Contemporary Chaos Practices, where four instantly distinguishable soloists (Mary Halvorson, Davis, Wooley, and Laubrock herself) retain their individuality while negotiating a brilliantly rendered aural landscape – serve notice of an estimable composer who has something to say, and knows exactly how to say it."
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Kris Davis, piano
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone
Eric Wubbels, conductor
Taylor Ho Bynum, conductor
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