Apr 22nd 2023

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The trio of Jeff Kimmel, Ishmael Ali and Bill Harris focuses on electroacoustic music through improvisation. Each member of the group augments their acoustic instrument — clarinet, cello and drums — with an electronic setup, including synthesizers and controlled feedback. This approach produces soundscapes with often unpredictable results, ranging from 20th century chamber music to free jazz to music concréte to ethereal landscapes. Their third and latest album, Flora Oblique, was recorded live at Madison’s Audio for the Arts studio and will be released on April 22 on Amalgam.

Norman W. Long’s practice involves walking, listening, improvising, performing, recording and composing to create environments and situations in which he and the audience are engaged in dialogues about memory, place, ecology, race, culture, value, silence and the invisible. The sounds found in his work has its inspirational roots in the Black music of house and techno, so-called ‘free jazz’, Great Black Music, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi, Pauline Oliveros, King Tubby, Dub and the sounds of artists outside and inbetween genres. Norman Long has performed and exhibited at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery, Experimental Sound Studio, Kavi Gupta Gallery,Yale University’s Center for Collaborative Arts & Media, The Renaissance Society, 2022 High Zero Festival in Baltimore, MD, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Cultural Center and 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Norman has performed and toured with Angel Bat Dawid and the Brothahood, and has also performed with the Ali/Harris/Long/McKenna group, Spectralina, Todd Carter, John Daniel, Xris Espinoza, Carol Genetti, Damon Locks, Tatsuya Nakatani, Joe Namy, Cristal Sabbagh and Sara Zalek. He has released his compositions on Hausu Mountain, Reserve Matinee, LINE and Room40 labels. Anemoi is the latest ensemble release with Ishmael Ali, William Harris and Wills McKenna. His solo album, BLACK BROWN GRAY GREEN was released in September 2021 on Hausu Mountain. Return and Recovery (2022) is his latest solo release on LINE.

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