Divergent Connections Orchestra: SCORES 6 - 9
new studio album of improvisational ensemble Divergent Connections Orchestra - dir. Pavel Zlámal
Improvised music needs true and determined approach, in fact not only from players but also listeners. Actually only then it can work thouroughly, bring something new, unexpected, yet meaningful, something worth doing and worth experiencing. Speaking of this kind of music I like the word „unforseen“, as improvisation has power to introduce moments, which could be hardly designed in advance (composed) therefore also repeated with the true autenticity. Skills, determination and an open mind of every player is crucially important, yet it is a starting point. Only on top of that can happen something more, unexpected, unforseen, far beyond individual control and intentions. An act of „magic“ comming from a different level - perhaps from the level of higher collective consciousness (?) As such, impro music is bounded to the transient moment of its creation, and any effort to take it out from this context makes it somehow less meaningfull, or even empty.
Our original plan with DCO was to record several composed pieces and structures (Scores No.1 – 4*), but we ended up recording some kind of mirrorings or reflections to the originals, completely improvised „Scores“ No.6 – 9, which became the actual content of the album.
I know what I‘ve just said about the nature of impro music. Nevertheless, we did the thing and we actually like the recorded music itself. I really appreciate the selfless approach of the orchestra and technical team, and I think it would be sad to waste the energy. Working with DCO is always special and I‘m happy the album is done and ready for „out-of-context“, or even repeated, listening. I hope you‘ll find it worth experiencing.
*Score No.5 was additionally performed as a studio concert open for public
Petr Ptáček - drums
Kristian Kuruc - drums
Vladimír Třebický - percussion
Peter Korman - doublebass
Vladimír Micenko - bass guitar
Jan Navrátil - electric guitar
Edgar Mojdl - Teremin, flutes, optical rod
Michal Indrák - synthesizer
Martin Konvička - piano / fender rhodes
Jaroslav Šťastný - hammond organ
Michal Cálik - trumpet
Šimon Pavlík - trombone
Radim Hanousek - soprano / bariton sax
Anna Neugebauerová - violin
Zuzana Barochová - soprano
Petr Toman - voice
Pavel Zlámal - conductor, clarinet, tenor sax