Intergalactic Beings

Nicole Mitchell´s Black Earth Ensemble (FPE002CD)

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Nicole Mitchell´s Black Earth Ensemble

Intergalactic Beings

FPE Records

857827004021

PLW 157533

FPE002CD

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

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"A WORK OF CONSIDERABLE DARING AND VISION...PORTRAYS FEAR AND HOPE, UGLINESS AND BEAUTY, NIHILISM AND SENSUALITY". - The Chicago Tribune

"Intergalactic Beings" forms the second chapter in flutist Nicole Mitchell's science fiction derived discographical strand. Like the first, Xenogenesis Suite (Firehouse 12, 2008), it showcases Mitchell the composer, again drawing her inspiration from the Afrofuturist novels of Octavia Butler, in which survivors of nuclear holocaust are plucked from earth by aliens who believe that interbreeding is the only way to save the humans from themselves. Commissioned by the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the recording documents the premier at the institution in April 2010. Inevitably given the subject matter, this results in another performance rich in mystery and ominous brooding moods.

PERSONNEL:

  • NICOLE MITCHELL, flute, composition
  • MANKWE NDOSI, vocals
  • DAVID BYKIN, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • DAVID YOUNG, trumpet, sraliai horn
  • RENEE BAKER, violin
  • TOMEKA REID, cello
  • JEFF PARKER, electric guitar
  • JOSHUA ABRAMS, bass
  • AVREEAYL RA, percussion
  • MARCUS EVANS, drum set.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Phases of Subduction
  • 02. Cycle of Metamorphosis
  • 03. The Ooli Moves
  • 04. Dripping Matter
  • 05. Negotiating Identity
  • 06. Web of Hope
  • 07. Fields of Possibility
  • 08. Resisting Entanglement
  • 09. The Inevitables.