Circle Sessions

Circle Sessions are occasional meetings of improvisers, for the purpose of recording spontaneous music while situated around a Blumlein pair of mics. This 360 degree capture leaves very little to be done in the way of mixing afterwards. As we are in a circle around the mics, each player is responsible for the blend of their own voice, while simultaneously being in optimal proximity to hear the other players. It is a very gratifying and democratic arrangement. Each session is made up of different players; the only requirement here is that there is no doubling of instruments and that all are acoustic. Selections below are from various sessions:

– Circle Session at the Somerville Green Room, 17February 2016 –

Matt Samolis, flute
Dan Zupan, clarinet
Sarah Hughes, saxophone
Kat Dobbins, trombone
Peter Cassino, piano
Jonah Sachs, cello
Wiliam Lowe, tuba

 

– Circle Session at the Advent Library, 25 January 2016 –

David Michael Curry, viola, saw, etc
Anastasiya Dumma, guitar
Eric Dahlman, trumpet
Steve Norton, reeds
Thadd Comstock, dream guitar
Kat Dobbins, trombone
Matt Samolis, flute

– Circle session at Clarendon Hill on 20 March 2015 –

Dei Xhrist, voice
Mimi Rabson, violin
Matt Samolis, flute
Steve Norton, clarinets
Jack Wright, saxophones
Eric Dahlman, trumpet
Emilio Gonzalez, piano

-Circle Session at Third Life Studio on 10 November 2015-

Matt Samolis, flute
Mimi Rabson, violin
Matt Scutchfield, viola
Anastasiya dumma, guitar
Chuck Furlong, clarinet
Emilio Gonzalez, piano
Jonas Sachs, cello

– Circle Session at Third Life Studios, August 3, 2013 –
This track is a text score by Joshua Hahn ‘Folded Figures’.

Joshua Hahn, flute
Michael Dobiel, sax
Steve Norton, reeds
Eric Dahlman, trumpet
David Michael Curry, viola
Randy Winchester, trombone
Jonah Sachs, cello
Clara Kebabian, violin
Jane Wang, cello

 

Circle session at Clarendon Hill Aug 6, 2010

Anja Kollmuss, voice
Tom Swafford, violin
Matt Samolis, flute
Thadd Comstock, acoustic microtonal guitar
Lee Lacks, clarinet
Rachel Arnold, cello
Jane Wang, cello/bass
Randy Winchester, trombone