Anyone who’s looking for a change of auditory pace might like Jeff Morris, whose jarring, atonal “musique concrete” compositions deploy a barrage of abrasive effects (ripping zippers, electrical fizz,
tape whirrs, assorted electro-flatulence) to create a veritable sonic minefield through which jazz pianist Karl Berger and percussionist Joe Hertenstein––must maneuver, peppering these non-melodic, seemingly freeform pieces with short spurts of traditional musicianship. Ultimately, this music is perhaps more satisfying (and fun) to perform than to listen to, but we admit that “Rondo” could be effective in a horror film soundtrack. Intriguing or tiresome? That’s for you decide.
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