Two new live recordings are available from Dirk Serries’ TONUS project, which explores long-form, minimal, graphic score pieces.
The first release is a limited edition cassette on the Fort Evil Fruit label, and features a TONUS performance at Dirk’s 50th birthday concert at De Singer in Rijkevorsel, Belgium. The piece entitled ‘50.1’ was performed by Patrick De Groote on trumpet and bugel, Dirk Serries on acoustic guitar and accordion, Benedict Taylor on viola, Martina Verhoeven on piano, Nils Vermeulen on double bass, and myself on alto sax.
The second release – ‘Intermediate Obscurities III’ was recorded at the Spontaneous Music Festival in Poznan, Poland in 2019. For this performance, myself, Dirk Serries, Benedict Taylor and Andrew Lisle were joined by Polish musicians Pawel Doskocz (acoustic guitar), Ostap Mańko (violin), Witold Oleszak (piano), and Anna Szmatola (cello). The album is available on limited edition CD from the Spontaneous Music Tribune label.
Review of Monograph 50 by Nieuwe Noten (in Dutch)
Review of Intermediate Obscurities III by Jazzarium (in Polish)
Review of Intermediate Obscurities III by Opduvel (in Dutch)
Review of Intermediate Obscurities III by Orynx Improv Sounds (in French)
Line-up: Pawel Doskocz – acoustic guitar, Andrew Lisle – percussion, Ostap Mańko – violin, Witold Oleszak – piano, Dirk Serries – acoustic guitar, Anna Szmatola – cello, Benedict Taylor – viola, Colin Webster – alto sax