This is the piece we performed at the TFNM in Zurich and recorded at the radio studio in Lugano. It's scored for the ensemble of 7 musicians with one or more freely improvising soloists (with no score or any limitations whatsoever, which is a highly inspiring concept I'd like to see more of in contemporary music). Here is the radio version, with Patrick Crossland (tb), Raphael Camenisch (sax) and myself as the improvisers (the picture is a screenshot of the septet score)
Another appearance at the Improstor series. Duo for pocket trumpet and banjo, with the living legend Eugene Chadbourne. September 2012
World class improvisers and amazing people, the Blank Disc duo from Zrenjanin. And also, really bad at self-promoting, so I have to do it for them :)
We've been collaborating for a while now, our first CD as a trio came out in 2009, here are a few tracks from the unreleased second CD, as well as some video footage from one of the first concerts in the "Improstor" series in Novi Sad.
Ensemble Phoenix Basel & Z'ev live at Dampfzentrale, Bern 19.06.2011
An ongoing and fruitful collaboration with a globetrotting guitarist Igor Čubrilović, now based in Belgrade.
Recorded live in KC Drugstore, Belgrade, Nov. 24 2013.
(The very next day we went into the studio in Radio Belgrade, and there is a lot of material still waiting to be released)
A second installment of a monthly Improve series in Belgrade. I played a duo set with Lukatoyboy, one of the Improve collective regulars. Quite a few people left the room, which always makes me proud.
A hidden gem I recently found on the internet, a 2 am sextet session with Patrick, Rie, Tucker Dulin, Andrew Lafkas and Gill Arno, recorded at Gill's place in Brooklyn, after we came back from the Laboratorium concert.
Here's the link, make sure to scroll until the end of the post, that's where the sound-file is:
This is a myspace profile of one of the side projects of Ensemble Laboratorium, a stillborn free improv trio called Vibrating Luggage, which has had nearly one public appearance.
Still, there were two very productive late-night recording sessions after and in-between Laboratorium rehearsals (the period is around 2008/2009), and the two tracks have survived on a forgotten myspace page:
The embedding doesn't work, so here's a link:
I was always terrible at acquiring, keeping and uploading my own recordings; so here are mostly some audio and video links I could scavenge from various sources around the internet, in no particular order. A lot of the really good stuff is missing, but that's how it is...