WeFreeStrings – “Fulfillment” (2018)

“Fulfillment” was released on September 5. Album was recorded by “WeFreeStrings” chamber ensemble. It’s a string sextet, which is formed by outstanding musicians – Charles Burnham (violin), Gwen Laster (violin), Tomeka Reid (cello), Melanie Dyer (compositions, viola), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ken Filiano (bass) and Michael Wimberly (percussion). All musicians are the masters of creative, remarkable and passionate playing and improvising. They are experimenting in various fields of musical language – that especially hears in instrumentation, form, harmony and rhythm section. Musicians not hesitate to fuse together the newest and innovative playing techniques, free improvisation, spontaneous musical decisions, bright and expressive melodies and the main basics of contemporary academical music, avant-garde and experimental jazz and free improvisation. The compositions of the “Fulfillment” were composed by Melanie Dyer. Composer, violist and improviser Melanie Dyer has her own, modern and interesting playing manner, unique sound and innovative playing style. Her compositions are somewhere between contemporary academical music, academic avant-garde and free improvisation. Organic, natural and bright synthesis between these two contrasting music styles makes an effort to effective, bright, remarkable and impressive sound.

“Fulfillment” is filled with bright and luminous sound and effective, creative and extraordinary musical decisions. The music is full of modern, extravagant and dynamic sound, modern and extravagant musical decisions and impressive playing technique. All musicians are the masters of marvelous, sensible, inspiring and suggestive playing. Sharp and dissonance harmony, rich variety of rhythms, forms and scales, wide range of various expressions and other elements of musical language are gently fused together with tremendous, terrific and marvelous free improvisation, avant-garde jazz and the basics of experimental, contemporary and modern jazz styles. It’s possible to value this music from the different points and sides – it has bright and solid basement of contemporary academical music and academic avant-garde, and spontaneous, bright, extravagant, roaring and hot free improvisations, basics of avant-garde jazz. The typical musical langauge elements of contemporary academical and modern classical music are used here as a main element. Traditional rhythms, strict forms, quadratic structures, consonances and dissonances, various scales, gorgeous and very well-known expressions, abbreviations and extended instrumentation techniques – all these elements are very important to whole music pattern. Though the music has many colors, shapes and sounds, which make a strong relation with contemporary academical music, it’s also make a splendid and organic synthesis with other side of the album. Free improvisation is very important element which also form the base of these compositions. Open forms, free structure, abstract, bright and free musical pattern, polyphonic layers and experimental instrumentation – these elements make a colorful and inventive synthesis with already mentionned elements of contemporary academical music. That makes an effort to the synthesis of all the elements of musical language – the improvisations have forms, whichare oranically mixed from quadratic and free structures, open forms and free improvisation. Consonances and dissonances are mixed together with unusual chords and tunes with extraordinary and strange compilations. Musicians are experimentign in all ways of musical language – they fuse together uncompairable expressions, contrasting rhythms, dynamic static patterns, roaring and silent dynamics, traditional, experimental and own-created playing techniques and many other elements. Though musicians are playing the compositions which were already written, there’s still much space left for free improvisation and fascinating musical experiments. Each musician is searching for new sounds, producing strange and weird timbres, fusing and mixing several different shapes, rhythms and structures. Inventive, remarkable, inspiring solos by each musician are filled with passionate and rapid passages, remarkable, bright and light melodies, independent and solid musical pattern, roaring and vibrant solos or silent improvisations. Huge vareity of unusual timbres and sounds effects the production of bright, gorgeous and rich background. “WeFreeStrings” chamber ensemble is demonstrating the highest quality of sound, marveloous and brilliant playing technique, impressive and inspiring playing and creative, bright and original fusion of styles, expressions and manners. All these elements make a pleasant and interesting synthesis, which is one of the most important element’s who effect whole sound. Inspiring, impressive and remarkable solos are filled with contrasts, sudden changes, spontaneous and free improvisations and fascinating musical experiments. Dramatic and bright expressionism, repetitive and subtle melodic and rhythmic intonations, sharp, aggressive and harsh tunes, shrieky, low and extremely loud sounds are combined with attractive passages, brilliant and sparkling pizzicato, deep, solid and bright bass line and gorgeous, inventive and original percussion section. All these elements are masterfully mixed together and make a passionate, innovative and fresh sound.

6 thoughts on “WeFreeStrings – “Fulfillment” (2018)”

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