An AMM concert: Lublin in Poland. A Place. Atmosphere of place pervades the music - 'place' from the latin platea and Greek plateia - 'open space'. Open space is what AMM thrives on. Open - as in uncongested. Open - as in receptive. Open - as in enquiring. New open spaces offer new challenges. Acoustics too are different, as is the piano and the percussion. Materially they can be different Sense of place is also coloured by cultural context. Eastern Poland has its history and expectations. We have ours. So, as we place our sounds into their space we have to live and support our own artistic axioms. Such an offering may be a foreign invasion - an imposition upon another place. Or, it can be a musical proposal to potential friends. A poetic whisper of what may be possible in human creativity and affairs.
Eddie Prévost / percussion
John Tilbury / piano
1. Lublin - 1:00:01
Lublin was recorded at CODES — The festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music — Lublin, Poland on 16th May 2012. Recorded by Jaroslaw Rudnicki. Mixed and mastered by Sebastian Lexer. Artwork by Myuh Chun.
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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
John Tilbury is renowned for his peerless interpretation of the piano music of Morton Feldman, John Cage, Christian Wolff and Howard Skempton. In addition to the performances and seminal recordings that he has made of these composers’ works, he has been an eloquent advocate of their music in his writing and speaking about them. The same is true of the attention he has paid to the music and ideas of Cornelius Cardew, the subject of his authoritative biography published in 2008, and with whom he played in the legendary improvisation groups the Scratch Orchestra and AMM. In the last ten years John Tilbury has performed a range of plays and prose pieces by Samuel Beckett.