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NICOLE MITCHELL
& an ARCHE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE

ARC OF O
FOR IMPROVISERS, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & ELECTRONICS

Rogue Art 2012

Nicole Mitchell: flute, vocals, electronic samples, composition, conduction
Renée Baker: violin
Mwata Bowden: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet
David Boykin: tenor saxophone

an_ARCHE NewMusic Ensemble:
Rafal Zapala (electronics, percussion, project organizer), Krzysztof Dys (piano), Rafal Gubanski (clarinet), Kuba Jankowiak (trumpet), Kuba Klepczynski (trombone), Agnieszka Kowalczyk (cello), Lukasz Krzeminski (oboe), Remigiusz Strzelczyk (viola), Maciej Strzelecki (violin), Pawel Szpura (drums), Ksawery Wojcinski (double bass)

"In the vibrant, searching solos of tenor saxophonist David Boykin, multiple-reed player Mwata Bowden, violinist Renee Baker, and Mitchell herself, we encounter a bright, buoyant sense of wonder. A breathless “oh!” set against the backdrop of her majestic, brilliantly textured themes. “We recognize the symbol of the ‘arc’ in the branches of trees, the shape of the sky, the passageways of thoughts moving through our brain, and the rivers and streams carved through sand and rock by water." Mitchell’s is a deeply organic music, playful and joyous and wondrous, but also full of sophisticated layers of emotional complexity, a spectrum of human feeling, the same range succinctly captured in the simple exclamation:  “Oh.”  Board the arc, feel the curve, enjoy the ride." -- John Corbett, excerpt from the liner notes

  1. Arc of O - I  10:03
  2. Arc of O - II  6:06
  3. Arc of O - III 9:12
  4. Arc of O - IV 9:12
  5. Arc of O - V  5:11
  6. Arc of O - VI 3:30
  7. Afrika Rising 15:11