MACIUNAS ENSEMBLE

1976

(Edition Telemark - 314.07) LP $21.00

Two previously unreleased pieces recorded December 19, 1976, performed by Paul Panhuysen, Remko Scha, Jan van Riet, Leon van Noorden and Hans Schuurman. “This music is literally polyphonic,” explains René van Peer in the liner notes, “A composition of multiple voices. The members of the ensemble do not engage in virtuoso playing. Although each may go down his individual path, no one attempts to outdo the others in exuberant soloing. Their approach to improvisation bears none of the hallmarks of jazz. It is a group effort. They operate as a band in the anthropological sense: a small, mobile, and fluid social formation without clear-cut leadership.” Edition of 250.