CAT NO: 3577474
THOMAS STRONEN, AYUMI TANAKA
& MARTHE LEA – Bayou
LP – Black Vinyl
A fresh and open music, delicate and space-conscious, is shaped as drummer Thomas Stronen and Ayumi Tanaka, previously heard in the ensemble Time Is A Blind Guide on ‘Lucus’, resurface in a new trio with clarinettist / singer / percussionist Marthe Lea.
The group first came together at Oslos Royal Academy of Music, where for two years the players would meet each week for exploratory music making. Stronen: “We always played freely- drifting between elements of contemporary classical music, folk music, jazz, whatever we were inspired by. Sometimes the music was very quiet and minimalistic: playing together generated some special experiences.”
The spontaneous spirit of the music is reflected in the trios debut recording, which was made at the Lugano radio studio and produced by Manfred Eicher. With the exception of the title piece, based on a traditional Norwegian tune, the music on Bayou was collectively created in the moment.
Ayumi Tanaka: piano
Marthe Lea: clarinet, vocals, percussion
Thomas Strønen: drums, percussion
See below for tracklisting…