Jonathan Chen Orchestra Returns - Jonathan Chen + Tatsu Aoki


Original Compositions and Improvisations by Jonathan Chen & Tatsu Aoki.


  1. No Difference
  2. Down
  3. Felt Tip
  4. De-Clime 2
  5. Ever Green
  6. Slight Lean
  7. Feeble

November 30, 2010
Asian Improv Records AIR0079

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Album Description, Editorial Review

Tatsu Aoki and Jonathan Chen began collaborating nearly 10 years ago while Chen was still based in Chicago. This new recording of their experimental music is their second release as an improvising duo. The recording, which was made in the spring of 2009 at EMPAC (the new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) in Troy, NY, represents an intensely focussed effort with variety in tone color being their chief aim. The sounds produced vary from full and lush to percussive with intermittent patches of silence. While some of the timbres may sound electronic due to the extended techniques sometimes employed by the players, the recording was actually made entirely on acoustic instruments: bass, violin and viola.

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Executive Producer: Francis Wong
Associate Producer: Jonathan Chen
Project Manager: Tatsu Aoki

Recorded Spring 2009 at EMPAC, Studio 2 in Troy, NY.
Recording Engineer: Jeff Svatek
Mixing: Jonathan Chen
Published by: Asian Improv Music Pub. Co. (ASCAP)
Album Design: Carolyn Wachnicki for RedheadCanvas
Special Thanks to: Micah Silver, Ian Hamelin, Todd Vos & Geoff Mielke.
Mastering: Glenn Brown w/ John K Erskine

2010 Asian Improv Records Inc. AIR 0079.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by federal law and subject to criminal prosecution.

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Jonathan Chen Orchestra Returns
Jonathan Chen Orchestra Returns AIR0079

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