Emanem 4110 Responses, reproduction & reality: freedom of the city 2003-4


London Improvisers Orchestra

2003 (tracks 2-6): Harry Beckett, trumpet; Roland Ramanan, trumpet; Ian Smith trumpet; Robert Jarvis, trombone; Alan Tomlinson, trombone; John Rangecroft, clarinet; Jacques Foschia, bass clarinet; Harrison Smith, bass clarinet; Tom Chant, soprano saxophone; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone; Adrian Northover soprano saxophone; Caroline Kraabel alto saxophone; John Butcher tenor saxophone; Susanna Ferrar, violin; Sylvia Hallett, violin; Philipp Wachsmann, violin; Charlotte Hug, viola; Marcio Mattos, cello; John Edwards, double bass; Simon H Fell, double bass; David Leahy, double bass; Keith Rowe, electric guitar; Dave Tucker, electric guitar; Pat Thomas, electronics; Steve Beresford, piano; Veryan Weston, piano; Tony Marsh, drum set; Louis Moholo-Moholo, drum set; Mark Sanders, drum set; Jaap Blonk, voice (track 3 only).

2004 (tracks 1 and 7): Harry Beckett, trumpet; Roland Ramanan, trumpet; Robert Jarvis, trombone; Paul Rutherford, trombone; Alan Tomlinson, trombone; Neil Metcalfe, flute; Catherine Pluygers, oboe; Terry Day, bamboo pipes; John Rangecroft, clarinet; Jacques Foschia, bass clarinet; Harrison Smith, bass clarinet; Tom Chant, soprano saxophone; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone; Adrian Northover soprano saxophone; Caroline Kraabel alto saxophone; Evan Parker tenor saxophone; Susanna Ferrar, violin; Sylvia Hallett, violin; Philipp Wachsmann, violin; Charlotte Hug, viola; Marcio Mattos, cello; John Edwards, double bass; Simon H Fell, double bass; David Leahy, double bass; B J Cole, pedal steel guitar; Dave Tucker, electric guitar; Adam Bohman, amplified objects; Steve Beresford, piano; Veryan Weston, piano; Tony Marsh, drum set; Louis Moholo-Moholo, drum set; Orphy Robinson, steel pan.

  1. Wit's end; conducted by Dave Tucker (12.20)
  2. Improvisation panels (1); conducted by Simon H. Fell (09.14)
  3. Hearing reproduction 5; conducted by Caroline Kraabel (06.38)
  4. Proceeding 6 (improvisation) (12.38)
  5. Responses; conducted by David Leahy (04.56)
  6. Ism; conducted by Pat Thomas (09.11)
  7. Fantasy and reality; conducted by Philipp Wachsmann (09.50)
Recorded at the Freedom of the City festival in the Conway Hall, London, tracks 2-6 on 4 May 2003, tracks 1 and 7 on 3 May 2004.

Design (front cover reproduced above) by Martin Davidson.


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