(If) I Remember Rites (2020) – Seymour Wright

Following on from his duo release with Crystabel Riley (as @xcrswx) on Takuroku Seymour Wright unveils two new solo tracks. These are half of a set of four remembering 'Rites' begun earlier this year (the other two have appeared on AMPLIFY and klasika.lsm.) Recorded as part of his live stream in an empty OTO in August 2020, 

Seymour explores the traditions, structures, and spaces of OTO, the saxophone, and memory.

1. Natural Rite [angle] (2020, for Carole Finer)

solo for alto saxophone on window, shutters, radiator and wall.

2. Knot Rite (2020, after Frances A. Yates, Jan Kopinski and Tina Brooks)

solo for three alto saxophones and their feedback.


Seymour Wright - saxophone


Recorded 'live-stream' at Cafe OTO by Shaun Crook on August 21st, 2020

Mixed by Seymour Wright.


1. Natural Rite [angle] (2020, for Carole Finer) [14:59]

2. Knot Rite (2020, after Frances A. Yates, Jan Kopinski and Tina Brooks) [15:01]

Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright is a saxophonist. His work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential.

Seymour's solo music is documented on three widely-acclaimed collections - Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017).

Current projects include: @xcrswx with Crystabel Riley; abaria with Ute Kanngiesser; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; XT with Paul Abbott; The Creaking Breeze Ensemble; a trans-atlantic duet with Andy Guthrie, and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg's Atlas Mnemosyne.