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 Music Factory (1 Albums, 64 Tracks)

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LOCATION:New York, NY
MEMBERS:
  • Aaron Ali Shaikh: Saxophones
  • Alan Sondheim: Strings
  • Amelia Marzec: Voice
  • Andrea Parkins: Accordion
  • Electronics
  • Andrew D'Angelo: Reeds
  • Andrew Lafkas: Bass
  • Anne Hege: Voice
  • Electronics
  • Barry Weisblat: Electronics
  • Ben Gerstein: Trombone
  • Turntables
  • Benjamin Miller: Prepared Guitar
  • Brett Sroka: Trombone Electronics
  • Brian Chase: Drums
  • Chris Diasparra: Saxophones
  • Chris Funkhouser: Voice
  • Chris McIntyre: Trombone
  • Electronics
  • Chuck Bettis: Electronics
  • Throat
  • Constance Cooper: Voice
  • Keyboards
  • Dan Blake: Saxophones
  • Dave Ruder: Clarinet
  • Laptop
  • Denman Maroney: Hyperpiano
  • Edward Schneider: Saxophones
  • Ginger Dolden: Violin
  • Jackson Moore: Alto Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Electronics Jacob Teichroew: Saxophone
  • James Ilgenfritz: Bass
  • Jamie Paul Lamb: Bass
  • Joe Merolla: Cello
  • John Mark Rozendaal: Viola da Gamba
  • John Speck: Trombone
  • Jonathan Chen: Violin
  • Viola
  • Electronics
  • Jonathan Moritz: Reeds
  • Josh Rutner: Saxophones
  • Josh Sinton: Baritone Saxophone
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Lukas Ligeti: Percussion
  • Mara Mayer: Clarinet
  • Matt Silberman: Saxophones
  • Miguel Frasconi: Electronics
  • Glass
  • Mike Pride: Drums
  • Patrick Holmes: Clarinet
  • Peter Zummo: Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Electronics
  • Ras Moshe: Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Ryan Sawyer: Drums
  • Sam Morrison: Keyboards
  • Stephen Dydo: Qin
  • Tina Chancey: Strings
  • Tomoko Sugawara: Harp
  • Wendy Ultan: Violin
  • Yuko Pepe: Guitar
  • Toys
  • Yuri Suzuki: Electronics

Music Factory was one of the largest collaborations between creative improvisers ever. Starting at noon on December 8th, 2012, an ensemble composed of more than 50 musicians came together to fashion an unbroken collective statement over 83 hours. The ensemble was an orchestra of free agents, bound not by the authority of a composer or conductor, but only by a willingness to trust one another, and take risks. The music they made was as much the sound of cooperation as the result, and the menagerie of social dynamics usually experienced on a subliminal level became the unifying thread of the concert.

In a world transformed by the internet and the resultant collapse of the record industry, live music is largely confined to the same sandbox as ever: 45 minute sets at small venues and festivals. Music Factory interrogated the mode of musical production, looking for conditions that might serve the promise of improvised music in the 21st century. It was an experiment in continuous musical production at a single site: can creative music sustain the sort of working environment familiar to other industrial sectors? It performed this experiment for the emerging global audience of the internet: the performance was broadcast live at newlanguages.org. The performance is now available in a faceted online interface, an LP for the internet era.

Music Factory was proposed in May 2012 by Alan Sondheim, a prolific multidisciplinary artist whose music first appeared on ESPdisk in 1968 at the head of an improvising collective out of Providence. It was brought to fruition by Christopher Diasparra, a freelance musician and music label consultant. The project was rounded out by the curatorial work of Edward Schneider, organizer of the Holidays for the Future concert series at Sixteen Beaver, and Ty Cumbie, organizer of the Free Zone and Living Lab series.


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Music Factory
03. Music Factory 3 (22:19)
04. Music Factory 4 (37:58)
05. Music Factory 5 (36:45)
06. Music Factory 6 (24:42)
07. Music Factory 7 (44:22)
08. Music Factory 8 (20:41)
10. Music Factory 10 (31:55)
11. Music Factory 11 (22:50)
12. Music Factory 12 (19:46)
13. Music Factory 13 (09:01)
14. Music Factory 14 (16:35)
15. Music Factory 15 (36:39)
16. Music Factory 16 (20:41)
41. Music Factory 41 (44:15)
42. Music Factory 42 (32:22)
43. Music Factory 43 (32:27)
44. Music Factory 44 (24:33)
45. Music Factory 45 (46:48)
46. Music Factory 46 (28:57)
47. Music Factory 47 (27:38)
48. Music Factory 48 (29:53)
49. Music Factory 49 (19:25)
50. Music Factory 50 (34:38)
52. Music Factory 52 (21:52)
53. Music Factory 53 (17:16)
58. Music Factory 58 (30:57)
59. Music Factory 59 (36:28)
60. Music Factory 60 (31:18)
62. Music Factory 62 (17:02)
63. Music Factory 63 (20:32)
64. Music Factory 64 (43:20)
65. Music Factory 65 (28:34)
66. Music Factory 66 (31:08)
67. Music Factory 67 (43:03)
68. Music Factory 68 (31:45)
69. Music Factory 69 (19:14)
70. Music Factory 70 (26:30)
71. Music Factory 71 (18:07)
72. Music Factory 72 (20:31)
73. Music Factory 73 (47:11)
74. Music Factory 74 (07:09)
75. Music Factory 75 (26:34)
76. Music Factory 76 (25:37)
77. Music Factory 77 (20:45)
78. Music Factory 78 (27:32)
79. Music Factory 79 (23:57)
80. Music Factory 80 (17:09)
81. Music Factory 81 (32:46)
82. Music Factory 82 (37:28)
83. Music Factory 83 (39:27)
85. Music Factory 85 (40:29)
86. Music Factory 86 (01:01:01)
89. Music Factory 89 (30:05)
90. Music Factory 90 (20:14)
91. Music Factory 91 (04:56)
92. Music Factory 92 (34:29)
93. Music Factory 93 (53:40)
94. Music Factory 94 (44:43)
95. Music Factory 95 (38:31)
96. Music Factory 96 (41:20)
97. Music Factory 97 (44:05)
98. Music Factory 98 (20:07)
99. Music Factory 99 (28:31)
100. Music Factory 100 (34:09)
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