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Terminally Unique
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CD

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MUTABLE 17530 MUTABLE 17530
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7/14/2008

"This project was created from a series of improvisations, compositional sketches, and field recordings. With the help of Pro Tools, it has evolved into this present form. Nils Bultmann is a violist, improviser, and composer currently based in the San Francisco Bay area. Rooted in classical technique and tradition, he has developed his own voice within the context of a wide variety of musical styles and art forms. Active as a performer in the United States and Europe, he plays both classical repertoire as well as his own compositions, and is involved in collaborative projects of dance, film, and avant-garde improvised music. He has generated an expansive body of work in the recording studio, including solo and multi-track viola music as well as collaborative and improvised material. He also writes through-composed works for traditional instrumentation including for solo pieces, string quartets, and orchestral music. He has appeared as a soloist with an orchestra premiering his own work. As an improviser, he has worked with Ken Butler, David Wessel, Frank Gratkowski, Myra Melford, Evan Parker, and Roscoe Mitchell. In September 2004, he was a guest at the International Symposium for Improvised music in Munich, Germany to perform two new works by jazz saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Evan Parker, as part of the Transatlantic Art Ensemble, which was recorded and released on ECM Records."