TRIO OF UNCERTAINTY ‘Unlocked’ (2007) - Emanem 4141 VERYAN WESTON (piano), HANNAH MARSHALL (cello) & SATOKO FUKUDA (violin). A leading member of the London improvising scene teams up with two very talented newer members, both of whom come from ‘classical’ backgrounds. The result is improvised chamber music of the highest order, with no sign of any uncertainty.
JOHN BUTCHER ‘The Geometry of Sentiment’ (2004/6) - Emanem 4142 John Butcher's latest collection of saxophone solos starts off in a Japanese cavern and ends up in a German gas holder (with even more echo). In between there are performances at ‘normal’ venues in London and Paris. A couple of tracks use amplification and feedback.
ELLIOTT SHARP & CHARLOTTE HUG ‘pi:k’ (2004/5) - Emanem 4143 Two musicians from very different backgrounds finding common ground. The first half consists of studio duets on guitar and viola recorded in New York City without any electronics, but they are not what one would expect from these two instruments. The second half is very different - recorded in concert in Geneva with a liberal amount of electronics.