This is the first issue in the new Open_Music series PROSPECTS. In each issue, a member of the ensemble is given the opportunity to deliver material to inspire and inform improvisations by the others. These initiating impulses can be in any form the featured artist chooses: musical notations, sound files, graphics, texts, video or anything else the composer/producer wishes. The resulting piece or pieces will then be released as an issue of Prospects at roughly monthly intervals through 2021.
Scott Roller is the composer/producer of Prospects 1. On March 21st, he offered the musicians a series of sixteen electronic “reference tracks” entitled OPTIONS. These were made up of four “Songs The Void Sings,” six “Free Agents,” and several independent tracks in which the synthesizer is more prominent and rhythmically articulated, to which “Eight Tempi” and “Hymne” belong. The musicians chose freely from the modules which spoke to them and uploaded tracks during the next two weeks to the Open_Music server, which Scott produced and Roderik Vanderstraeten then mastered.
Specific commentary to the individual tracks are in the descriptions of the respective tracks. Many thanks to the musicians for their extraordinary contributions. Lovingkindness to all!
Scott Roller - composer/producer, synthesizers, bass guitar & live electronics | Felix Borel - violin, live electronics & pre-production | Felix Behringer – clarinet & bass clarinet | Michael Kiedaisch – drums,
percussion & pre-production | Roderik Vanderstraeten – sound engineer/ mastering
PROSPECTS (German = AUSSICHTEN) is made possible with the generous support of the City of Stuttgart and the Wüstenrot Foundation, for which Open_Music is very grateful!
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released April 14, 2021