‘From Bloom to Bust’ is perhaps least imperfectly described by alluding to the serendipity that shaped the warm June evening on which it was recorded; the recent arrival in London of our host’s old family piano, a last minute telephone call to Alex Bonney inviting him to bring his trumpet, the fortuitous design of the curved case of Tolga Tuzun’s iPod touch that functioned so well as a slide and preparation device inside the piano, and its incidental extended use as a musical instrument in its own right thanks to Brian Eno & Peter Chilver’s ‘Bloom’ app. Prepelled by the small group of friends who gathered to stoke the eloquently homespun proceedings, the music that unfolds is at once indebted to the intense multifariousness of our information rich musical epoch and yet in its open inquisitiveness, unencumbered by it.
released September 2, 2013
Alex Bonney – Trumpet (II & III)
Isambard Khroustaliov – Electronics
Tolga Tüzün – Piano & Bloom
Recorded at the Zoom Unit, Shelford Place, London, on the 29th June 2011, by Isambard Khroustaliov.
Photography by Léonie & Martin Hampton.
Bloom by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers.
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