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

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’s work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential.

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

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

His writing has been published in C//A, Sound American and The Wire.


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