Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for PHIL MINTON and AUDREY CHEN as a duo

Tour periods between 14th and 20th October + between 1st end 13th November
Territory: Europe

can be taken as, on the one hand, pieces for two voices and improvisation
chamber orchestra (which is what the musicians felt throughout the
recording session) and, on the other hand, pure free improvisation.
Both voices in interaction, perpetually urging the other on, producing
more than their simple addition, producing a third voice - like a
semi-autonomous organism - very difficult to explain how - why - as if
what had been mostly deeply burrowed was surfacing. an ur-song, like
Schwitters' ur-sonate / their breath. the importance of scat, the rhythm
from beyond language.

Phil Minton

(1940, Torquay, United Kingdom) is a jazz/free-improvising vocalist and
trumpeter. Minton is a highly dramatic baritone who tends to specialize in
literary texts: he has sung lyrics by William Blake with Mike Westbrook's
group, Daniil Kharms and Joseph Brodsky with Simon Nabatov, and extracts
from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake with his own ensemble. Between 1987 and
1993 Minton toured Europe, North America and Russia with Lindsay Cooper's
Oh Moscow ensemble.
He is perhaps best known, however, for his completely free-form work,
which involves "extended techniques" that are extremely unsettling. His
vocals often include the sounds of retching, burping, screaming, and
gasping, as well as childlike muttering, whining, crying and humming; he
also has an ability to distort his vocal cords to produce two notes at
Audrey Chen

Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material
scientists,doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. She turned
to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and
conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization
in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new
negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest
Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen's work delves
deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A
large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is
extremely personal and visceral. Chen has performed in Europe, Russia,
Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada and the USA
during the last years.

I hope to hear from you asap.



Some Noise
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5

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