Berlin

by Aaron Novik

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about

After playing a few festivals in Europe with Fred Frith in 2014, I decided to travel a little on my own. First I was in Rotterdam, and then I spent some time in Berlin as well. The airbnb I stayed in had a baby grand propped up on books, and I was warned not to play it too hard. I skipped it altogether and ended up writing a very gestural piece using mostly extended techniques for an acoustic improvising ensemble.

credits

released October 18, 2019

Aaron Novik- bass clarinet
Kyle Bruckmann- oboe, english horn
Crystal Pascucci- cello
Lisa Mezzacappa- bass
Jordan Glenn- found object percussion

recorded by John Finkbeiner at New, Improved
mixed by John Finkbeiner at New, Improved
mastered by Eli Crews at Figure 8

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Aaron Novik San Francisco, California

I enjoy playing with genre and have a hard time defining/confining myself. In the past few years I have written music for different projects that could be defined as pop songs, chamber classical, psychedelic jazz, gypsy folk, and even heavy metal. Within these obviously disparate stylistic choices are a unifying compositional esthetic that slowly reveals itself the more projects you hear of mine. ... more

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