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TONY OXLEY / ALAN DAVIE - ELABORATION OF PARTICULARS

(confront core series / core 20)

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Factory press CD in printed triple panel Ekopack cardboard sleeve.

1. Particular I         (3.03)
2. Particular II        (6.07)
3. Particular III       (6.18)
4. Particular IV       (3.00)
5. Particular V        (5.50)
6. Particular VI       (5.47)
7. Particular VII      (4.40)
8. Particular VIII     (9.45)

Tony Oxley : percussion, electronics
Alan Davie : piano, percussion, ring modulator

Recorded at Gamels Studio, Rush Green, Hertford, United Kingdom 1977 and 1978

Featuring never previously released recordings made by Tony Oxley and Alan Davie at Davie’s home during 1977 and 1978, Elaboration of Particulars offers us a vital insight into the development of this intriguing duo and it’s place within the history of Great British Improvised Music. Formed in 1970, by the time these sessions were made, Oxley and Davie’s duo music had metamorphosied into something totally unique and exclusively their own. Oxley’s amplified frame conjures up oscillating currents and surging electronic shards that, together with his percussive counterpoint, play a perfect partnership with Alan Davie’s enlightened piano modulations. Listen also to Davie playing keyboard and tuned percussion simultaneously. The music presented here by Oxley and Davie echoes the electro-acoustic works of Stockhausen, Berio and Varese but it is delivered with an altogether different intent by two experienced and musically sophisticated improvisers.

 

Elaboration of Particulars is the second release from Tony Oxley on Confront Recordings. The first, Beaming, was released in April 2020.