FRAMMENTI 2010-11 are fragments of improvisations recorded live in Jan Wiese's studio-garage, directly to a stereo file without adding anything afterwards.
Wiese selected the fragments for the album from a large number of takes. The process of selection took place during a stay in Italy, hence the title of this album. Each track's title includes the date of the recording.
Frammenti 2010-11 marks an essential step in the music-making technology of Jan Wiese. Over the years the rig of electronic instruments he was using for recordings and performances, was changing. He added synths, effects and sequencers, and removed others. In the process, he also started running wind instruments through Ableton Live and Max for Live. Frammenti 10-11 represents the last recordings with the big rack. Jan parked the comprehensive and substantial collection of analogue and digital instruments and boxes and converted to software.
Improvising with a huge rack is different from performing with a computer. More direct and physical, more spread out. A rack has a bigger surface than a screen and therefore demands a different kind of focuses.
Jan Wiese is a pioneer of electroacoustic improvisation. He Works in a mix of contemporary jazz - live electronics and oboe, ambient, noise, electronica and contemporary art. From the early 1980s, Jan frequently performed in USA and Europe, with the Wiese-Wøllo-Waring trio and as a soloist with live electronics. He is an extraordinary musician with an international reach who makes music that crosses boundaries with skill, inventiveness and imagination like few others.
WØJT – with Tellef Øgrim, guitar
Continued developments and creation of solo live electronics, oboe and wind controller
W-S-C trio with Håkon Storm and Håvard Caspersen
Catalog number: Simlas037
released June 15, 2020
Credits og to Cato Langnes and NOTAM for great collaboration during the mixing
Also to all the entusiastic contributors at MAXforlive.com and programmers of new musical instruments