Thursday, June 8, 2017
Leap of Faith Orchestra, Supernovae
Supernovae is a live, nearly 80-minute sonic extravaganza that the group let loose with at the Somerville Armory last year. There are endless combinations and permutations of the vast instrumental capabilities and timbral combinations of which the ensemble is capable. Some sort of compositional-conductional schema is clearly at work throughout.
However PEK and his ensemble regulated their sound and silences, their assertions and combinatory presences, there results torrents and trickles, small activated cells and large tutti outbursts fascinating and moving to hear. All 21 players use the freedom available to them wisely.
The finished product has the excitement of the best free large ensembles of Silva, Rivers, Taylor and JCOA. It is excellent fare for the dedicated avant jazz aficionado.
It that describes you, then this is doubtless for you! It is a very worthwhile listen.