Nathaniel Mackey – Fugitive Equation (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:38:08 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Nathaniel Mackey is a hugely influential American poet, novelist, anthologist, literary critic and editor. He is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University and a Chancellor of Academy of American Poets. His on-going series of epistolary novels (begun 1978) From A Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate narrate the music making, dreams and creative life a group of imaginary jazz-based musicians making a fictional music, at the edge of words, dream and physical possibility in late 1970s and 1980s Los Angeles.
The idea for the Creaking Breeze Ensemble emerged in 2016 in response to a reading of Mackey’s books by a group of musicians, writers and artists closely connected to the creative community around Cafe OTO in East London: Billy Steiger, Evie Ward, Paul Abbott, Ute Kanngiesser and Seymour Wright. Each have their own distinct voice, and respective connection with the musical traditions at the core of From A Broken Bottle. As a group of artists they felt that what Mackey explored as the making of a fictional music articulated something close to their actual, respective and overlapping musical lives. The group was named and so doing established a space for them to undertake an on-going ‘reading’ of the novels. And led in turn to them inviting Mackey to come to London to work, somehow, on this ‘reading’ of the novels and their ideas.
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