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CMS is credited as the birthplace of Worldjazz - the improvisational and compositional expansion of the world's musical traditions. Now one of the main driving forces in many styles of music, this concept was pioneered very early at CMS, guided by authentic leaders. Don Cherry coined "Multi Kulti" here, now a household expression world-wide.
LEGENDARY RECORDINGS OF CREATIVE MUSIC STUDIO TO BE PRESERVED:
Under the guidance of CMS-Director Karl Berger, the master engineer and composer http://www.myspace.com/tedorraudio"">Ted Orr leads the effort to transfer and re-master the tapes. The new masters will be stored and backed up in 3 different digital formats.
The collection of recordings is unique in its artistic scope and depth, capturing spontaneous performances by some of the most outstanding and ground-breaking composers/performers in World Jazz, World Music and New Music. CMS served as an incubator for new music for nearly 15 years, providing a musical laboratory for contemporary masters, guiding ensembles of highly motivated emerging artists and expanding the language of contemporary improvised music.
Among the artists leading ensembles on these archive recordings are Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Foday Suso, Abdullah Ibrahim, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Giuffre, Frederic Rzewski, Carla Bley, Dave Holland, Paulo Moura, Nana Vasconcelos, Pauline Oliveros, Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso, Baikida Carroll, Trilok Gurtu, Steve Gorn, Ismet Siral, Jack DeJohnette, Fred Frith, Oliver Lake, Lee Konitz, Leroy Jenkins, George Lewis, and others.
The CMS archive project is considered revolutionary in that the re-mastered recordings will be returned to the contributing artists for their unrestricted use. Selected tracks of these recordings will be made available by participating artists to be included in a special CMS series of CD/DVD compilations.
The CMS Archive project is expected to launch a new wave of communication among the CMS participants and thus lead to further workshops, concerts and recordings. A not-for-profit recording platform, ArtistsCreateRecordings (ACR), has been established to support and showcase recording projects by CMS members.
At the discretion of the guiding artists, selections of the re-mastered recordings will be made available in CD/DVD compilations to the CMS network of artists, contributors, active and supporting members, as well as to educational institutions and dedicated radio hosts.
For more information on the CMS Archive project contact:
Karl Berger/CMS +01 (845) 679-8847,
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