Allum / Prévost - Penumbræ

Jennifer Allum alternates two bows, a 17th century German one and a 'conveyor-belt' bow. Eddie Prévost picks a mass-produced model and two more given to him by Lou Gare and Lawrence Sheaff. Improvised, but sounds remarkably composed & precise.


Jennifer Allum - violin

Eddie Prévost - bowed percussion



1. Investigative Study I - 8:39

2. Investigative Study II - 9:18

3. Investigative Study III - 10:49

4. Dolwilym Penumbra - 37:09


Investigative Studies were recorded at The Welsh Chapel, London on 13th July 2010 by Sebastian Lexer. Dolwilym Penumbra was recorded at the Mwnci Studios on the Dolwilym Eastate, west Wales on 12th October 2010 by Jethro Chaplin.

Available as a 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC download.  

Jennifer Allum

Jennifer Allum is a violinist who improvises and plays experimental music. While she was a post graduate student at Goldsmiths, London in 2005 she began to attend Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisation workshops and to work with composers such as Christian Wolff, Tom Johnson, Michael Pisaro and Michael Parsons. She has three recordings available from Matchless Recordings, the latest of which is a duo cd with the cellist Ute Kanngiesser, which was recorded in Hackney's historic bell tower. 

Eddie Prévost

Eddie Prévost plays with immense fire, grace and invention. Founder of the essential AMM, collaborator of the greatest improvisers internationally, since the 60's he has kept a continuous contact with the scene and always manages to invent anew his contribution to "meta-music".

“Prévost's free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” - Melody Maker

“Relentlessly innovative yet full of swing and fire.” – Morning Star