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7 Hertz

Fluid and engaging, 7 Hertz fluctuate and mutate live before your very ears. incorporating all or none of the following instruments - basson, violin, voice, double bass, french horn, glockenspiel, clarinet, mandolin, trumpet - they improvise glorious pieces with total, beautiful spontaneity. With imaginations that rival those of Tom Waits and Stravinsky this is modern "classical" music that writhes and soothes.

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Paul Dunmall

Paul Dunmall (born in Welling, London, UK) is a British jazz saxophonist who plays tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone as well as some more unusual instruments such as the Saxello and the Northumbrian Pipes. He has been a leading light on the international free improvisation scene for a great many years. Most of his prolific recorded output is available on the Duns Limited Edition label (see http://www.mindyourownmusic.co.uk/duns-lake.

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Antoine Chessex

Antoine Chessex is a Swiss saxophone player, improviser, composer and musician born in 1980 in Vevey, Switzerland. His works are based on the exploration of the physicality of sounds and spaces. Nowadays Chessex plays mostly as a solo performer appearing either in fully acoustic settings where his circular breathing textures react with the sonic architecture of the space he is performing in or amplifying his horn with amps or PA systems and electronic devices often resulting in intense live actions.

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Will Guthrie

Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie uses home-made instruments, amplified found and junk, microphones & electronics alongside more conventional drums and cymbals. Originally a drummer he has worked in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation, studio composition.

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Red Square (UK)

From Wikipedia: 'Red Square was a free improvising band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England during the 1970s. Consisting of Ian Staples (electric guitar), Jon Seagroatt (bass clarinet) and Roger Telford (drums and percussion). The group played extremely loud and intense free-form jam sessions supporting other like-minded musicians, such as Henry Cow, Lol Coxhill, etc. Red Square also played regularly on a semi-squatted basis at The Queens, a dilapidated hotel in Westcliff-on-Sea, where, according to a local urban myth...

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Keiji Haino

Keiji Haino (灰野敬二) born 1952 in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise, singer-songwriter, solo percussion, psychedelic, minimalism and drone styles, and covers. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles. His main instruments of choice have been guitar and vocals, with many other instruments and approaches incorporated into his career’s work.

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Eddie Prévost

Edwin Prévost (born June 22, 1942 in Hitchin) is an English drummer and percussionist. An important figure in the history of free improvisation, Prévost began as a jazz drummer before branching out into entirely improvised music. He was a co-founder of the group AMM, and remains its only constant member. Prévost has worked with several prominent jazz musicians, including saxophonist Lou Gare.

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