back in stock as of
november 8th, 2011
first in stock on
february 16th, 2007
|ecstatic peace! (usa) #e# 087b lp|
chris brown “branches” long playing record
- invention #7 "branches" (25:16) 2000-01
- alternating currents (14:52) 1983-84
|ecstatic peace! press release...|
based in the san francisco bay area, chris brown (1953) combines ancient instruments and modern electronics in his compositions. a pianist educated at the western classical music, and a student of gordon mumma and david rosenboom, he performs pieces which mix home-made electronic instruments and ethnic (indonesian, indian, african, cuban) instruments, and employs the kind of improvisation typical of free-jazz.
brown was a member of room (with percussionist william winant, saxophonist larry ochs, electronic sound sculptor scott gresham-lancaster), that released room (sound aspects, 1989) and hall of mirrors (music and arts, 1992), and of the glenn spearman double trio, that released mystery project (black saint, 1993), smokehouse (black saint, 1994) and blues for falasha (tzadik, 1999)
branches (2002) contains two pieces for live electroacoustic instruments and improvisors: branches (2001) for piano, percussion, dj and computer generated grooves ; and alternating currents (1983), a triple concerto for home-made electronic percussion instruments, trombone and percussion.