released January 17, 2021
Harri Sjöström: soprano sax
Andrea Centazzo: percussion, electronics, sampling
Sergio Armaroli: vibraphone
Recorded at Il Pollaio by Piergiorgio Miotto – Biella, Italy December 2019
Mixed, edited, produced by Andrea Centazzo at ICTUS Studio, California, USA October 2020
Executive producer Sergio Armaroli
Cover photo and art by Andrea Centazzo
This album is also available for digital purchase on ictusrecords.bandcamp.com:
IMPROVISATION AS A PRACTICE OF CROSSING
Steps, passages and dialogues.
The number three is perfect form; the trio is the condition of listening in its perfection. Circularly, step by step, the music remains suspended, cultivated in the secret of the mind until the day of the meeting.
The day has already been fixed since long time: it’s the Sixth of December 2019. I meet my friend Andrea Centazzo and, for the first time, I meet Harri Sjöström.
The art of meeting, as in life, is a slow construction and a daily exercise: a culture of respect and waiting. Music is a life of steps, passages and dialogues in an elongated time.
For this three-way dialogue, the recording studio is the place on the sidelines, out of time, unique condition for making music together with the steps necessary to reach the recording room and hide one's sound by sharing nascent forms and dreams.
It is therefore difficult to describe this three-way meeting where the spoken language cannot translate the mystery of a sound into its nascent state. Only the soundtrack of a constant practice of crossing unknown worlds and remains is left:
Sergio Armaroli, Milano, Italy October 18th 2020