Cover art and design by Eddie Boyd
OCD053-OUI005 : We Will Intersect feat. Adrian Lim-Klumpes - Nick Calligeros - Nicholas Meredith - Miles Thomas / We Will Intersect
Adrian (see also OCD036) and Nick originally met 15 years ago under the dynamic of teacher and student, respectively. After finishing school, Adrian became a mentor to Nick and 15 years on from originally teaching him the fundamentals of improvisation, they have formed this group together.
This album was conceived in one take, with only one simple, predetermined structural element guiding them. Everything you hear on the album is completely improvised.
Nick says: "I feel my musical approach is very much influenced by Adrian, having been taught improvisation by him at an early age and listening to all his projects for so many years. And so, because of this, it felt like we immediately had a strong shared musical language and this natural sympatico when playing together. Listening back to the takes, I could nearly convince myself we were playing a written tune, it's so together in some moments. This is partly because Adrian is such a strong musical listener in these settings and his ability to catch and react to so much, as well as playing some of the most beautiful passages you'll hear from an improvising pianist."
The band also brings together two of Adrian's close collaborators in electronic artist Nicholas Meredith, who from a single drum rigged up to his laptop, is able to get an entire palette of otherworldly electronic sounds, and drummer Miles Thomas, who always brings a fresh and unabashed approach to drumming in these open setting.'
Nick and Adrian
Adrian Lim-Klumpes: piano, composition, editing
Nick Calligeros: trumpet, live electronics, editing
Nicholas Meredith: percussion, live electronics
Miles Thomas: drums
Adrian-Lim Klumpes: Adrian Lim-Klumpes (formerly Adrian Klumpes) is a performer and composer from Sydney, Australia. He per-forms primarily on piano with electro acoustics and preparations. Adrian has composed a range of works and has undertaken commissions for chamber ensembles, choreographers and filmmakers. As a member of several improvising post-modern jazz ensembles including Triosk, 3ofmillions and currently Tangents, he plays piano, rhodes electronics, and mallet percussion. Adrian has released several albums including two solo albums, Be Still and Yield.
Nick Calligeros: Nick Calligeros is an improvising trumpeter, sound artist and educator from Sydney, Australia working at the intersection of jazz, exploratory music and electronic music. He co-leads esteemed composer-improviser collective Microfiche, as well as ambient/post-rock group Soft Spot, and more recently improvising quartet We Will Intersect. He is a sought after trumpeter for recording and commercial sessions, and can be heard on records for some of Australia's most popular music acts including Tangents, Middle Kids and Human Noise. Nick also creates ambient electronic music under his own name, with the release of an E.P in 2019 and growing list of contributions to various original projects.
Miles Thomas: Sydney based Miles Thomas is one of Australia’s first call session musicians, from an orchestra, singer songwriter, jazz ensemble, modern improvised music, to a punk band. This versatility has come from working in the studio from the age of 15, both as a studio drummer and a recording engineer. This ability to be “both sides of the glass” has given him an enormous amount of experience playing and tweaking sounds to get them “just right” for the given work. He has performed and/or recorded with Montaigne, Lior & Nigel West-lake, Winterbourne, Japanese Wallpaper, Clayton Thomas & Chris Abrahams, Ronan Keating, Sons Of The East, Clare Bowen, Gus Gardiner, Timothy James Bowen, Gerard Masters, Brett Hirst, Hamish Stuart, and many many more, as well as the numerous film and television cues.
Nicholas Meredith: Kcin is the solo project of Australian drummer/producer Nicholas Meredith. His sound-world, although wet through with electronic and digital elements, draws significantly from the natural world: monolithic structures, human biology, water. Working with themes of uncertainty and environmental change. His music is deeply personal and highly visceral. Moving from moments of stillness to complete sonic de-struction. Meredith's history as a jazz drummer and improviser combined with his embrace of the infinite op-portunities offered by technology infuse these compositions with a freedom of rhythm and structure that is energising.
3 small good reviews: Here, here and here.
Physical and digital release on the 3rd of March 2023.
1: We Will Intersect I
2: We Will Intersect II
3: We Will Intersect III
4: We Will Intersect IV
5: We Will Intersect V
6: We Will Intersect VI
7: We Will Intersect VII
8: We Will Intersect VIII
9: We Will Intersect IX
10: We Will Intersect X
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