SyndaKit

Elliott Sharp

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Released Oct 19, 2009
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The songs in this album are licensed under: CC BY-NC-SA Please check individual tracks for their respective licensing info.
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Composed in 1998 for E#’s ensemble Orchestra Carbon, SyndaKit utilizes a collection of biological metaphors to create an ever-shifting rhythmic and timbral matrix.  Improvisatory and algorithmic but not improvisation, SyndaKit’s essence is a transformative organism consisting of 144 composed Cores on 12 sheets divided among the 12 players with a set of simple rules for their use through processes of imitation, addition, recombination, transposition, and mutation. These actions are based on the activities of flocking birds, African drum choirs, cellular automata, hunting packs, and recombinant amino acids. The musicians include Reut Regev-trombone, Catherine Sikora-saxophone, Rachel Golub-violin, Judith Insell-viola, Ha-Yang Kim-cello, Kevin Ray-bass,  Reuben Radding-bass, Marc Sloan-bass, Jenny Lin-piano, Danny Tunick-percussion, Sim Cain-drums The CD of SyndaKit performed by E#’s Orchestra Carbon, long out-of-print, has now been reissued by the German label Neos and is available at Downtown Music Gallery. http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/Main/index.htm