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+minus (first meeting)
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CD

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TOC 041 TOC 041
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RELEASE DATE
3/15/2004

"As the title implies, +minus [first meeting] is the result of the first meeting of Bernhard Günter with Graham Halliwell, and Mark Wastell. It also implies that what was intended to be a recording project has become a group, my first group since fifteen years, and named +minus: Bernhard Günter (electric cellotar and composed basis tracks); Graham Halliwell (saxophone feedback); Mark Wastell (amplified textures, Nepalese prayer bowls and gong). +minus' music is improvised, but not purely so: two of the four tracks on our first CD use some of my older, noise oriented pieces as their structural basis, while the two others are indeed improvised. We understand improvisation as 'instant composition', and the result is an intuitively played cross-over between electroacoustic and improvised music of generally quiet and contemplative character. Our group name alludes to our playing 'plus' and 'minus' pre-recorded composed basis tracks. Our first meeting led to the virtually immediate creation of a new musical vocabulary and language specific to this particular group of musicians -- something I have never experienced to happen in such a short time in the past."