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Cover Triosonic-Live at Artishock

"Live at Artishock". Recorded Live in Artishock Theatre, Soest, 14 June, 1997.
Ferdi Schukking (saxophones), Theo Hoogstins (double bass)
Ruud van Helvert (drums)

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  • Download sampleVisserstraat Blues (Fisherstreet Blues) is a blueslick played by the bass, which evolves into a 3/4 time. During the improvisation, the 3/4 time can be played at any given spot. The 14 bar structure turns the fours with the drums into an exciting climax.
  • Download sample444 & 453 is a ballad with the melody consisting of all twelve tones. The numbers refer to the use of complementary tetrachords, which are comparable to the harmolodics of Ornette Coleman. The 453 stands for a tetrachord, a pentachord and a very surprising e-minor triad at the end of the theme. 
  • Multiphonics/Vogelvlucht. One can play multiphonics on a saxophone too. With certain grip combinations and an extremely flexible embouchure, even chords can be brought to sound. Multiphonics is being played on the soprano saxophone; quietly, chromatic, modulating, and further back in the beginning. Then, more violent, with dissonants, shrill-and-high further on. Vogelvlucht-(Bird's-eye View), the second part, suggests additional tones by the rapid arpeggio movement. The "circular-breathing-technique" also amplifies this effect. 
  • 7th Hour Blues. By projecting a twelvetone series, based on the "seventh hour" of Peter Schat's Tone Clock ©, on a minor blues, an unusual melody occurs, with only the last tone defining the key. The baritone saxophone and the bass alternate the solo, and accompany the drum solo with rhythmic background patterns. 
  • Wind in Rockanje originated during a performance at the Dutch seaside resort of Rockanje. The murmur of the sea is heard in the false air of the tenor saxophone. The water coarses through the two chords of the bass, suggesting a gathering storm. 
  • Octocon (Octotonic construction) is a composition based on two octotonic scales which are worked up into series according to the applications of Arnold Schoenberg. By harmonising these into two dominant seventh chords, a fanciful reference to the blues occurs. 
  • Spiral Sequence is a twelve-tone series, which, because of rhythmic variation, takes on a different character each time it is repeated. The series played in reverse order introduce the solos, and the improvisations are based on the series and the variations.

  • Download sample 0 Amor Natural is a composition inspired by Hedy Honingmann's Dutch television documentary about the Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987), who began writing erotic poetry in his late years. In the documentary, the poems are recited by contemporaries of the same age as de Andrade, and afterwards the readers are encouraged to interact with the text they have just read. This results in an overview of the age of lovemaking, with all its humour, tenderness, and deeply intimate and touching moments, but also with a certain capriciousness and heedlessness of the human existence. All of these elements are discernible in the composition. The ongoing 6/8 movement, the lyrical melody, and with fervent improvisations. 
  • Download sample Klipzo is a lively melody, based on the Caribbean Calypso. In the bridge the theme is being played half-a-tone higher and shifted one beat (the beat is reversed). And the count is seven bars instead of eight.