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Bell Tower Recordings

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Pendulum Case
15 min 27 sec
Clock Room
9 min 6 sec
Bell Room
30 min 28 sec

Recorded on 29th May 2012 at St Augustine's Bell Tower, Hackney, London



The free jazz collective

The three improvisations on this album are duets between Jennifer Allum on violin and Ute Kanngiesser on cello, and were recorded in a church bell tower, each in a different room. This is as avant-garde as it can be, with both instruments exploring well beyond the boundaries of their instruments, with the bells chiming in, and inspiring the musicians, as do other ambient sounds such as outside traffic, the siren of an ambulance or the ticking of the church clock mechanism (I think).