quarta-feira, 14 de junho de 2017

Improvised Music with a Textural Focus: Creative Sources

For years, the prolific Portuguese label Creative Sources has released challenging sets of improvised music with a distinctly textural focus. The label, founded and run by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, is home to an aesthetic of nuanced improvisation open as much to pure sound as to empty space. Because its extensive catalogue includes work by some of the top free improvisers active in Europe and elsewhere, it’s only natural that it would encompass a broad spectrum of approaches to improvisation. Nevertheless many of the releases share a meticulous concern with striking and maintaining an architectural balance of forces no matter how many or few musicians are playing, or how unconventional the sounds. Three of the label’s recent releases are consistent with this well-developed aesthetic strategy. Daniel barbiero (Percorsi Musicali)