In 2018, several artistic directors of Creative Music Studio* convened as a collective improvising ensemble. All the music on this record are original compositions created specifically for this project. This was part of an ongoing live series “The Woodstock Sessions at Applehead Recording in Saugerties, New York.
Check it out on BandCamp
CREATIVE LEGACY ENSEMBLE • Silhouette
Karl Berger – piano, vibraphone
Ingrid Sertso – voice
Ken Filiano – double bass
Steven Bernstein – trumpet, flugelhorn, slide trumpet
Peter Apfelbaum – saxophones, flutes
Billy Martin – drums, percussion
Produced by Billy Martin
Cover photo by Billy Martin
MESHES #3 (graphic score pictured above)
This is a fantastic compilation of artists (from around the world) interpreting Billy Martin’s (a.k.a. illy B) graphic score “Meshes Score #3” (see album cover image).
Last year Martin released his chamber music record Meshes (Amulet Records) and invited anyone to submit a recording of their interpretation of this score. This new score included directions in the original Meshes CD package / digital download card.
Take a trip and experience these wild interpretations!
released July 20, 2020
Leading artists who submitted their work:
Doom Orchestra, Tyler Skoglund, Apollo, Nathan Clarke, Benedikt Hess, Ziga Golob, Steve Davit, Erin E, Doom Street, Francesco Cigana and Kenneth Martin.
Recorded and mixed by the artists.
Produced by Billy Martin aka illy B
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper
This year CMS has a new online program called Creative Music Workshop or CMW
You can sign up for Creative Music Workshop online programs for free HERE
In 1971 musicians Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman founded the Creative Music Foundation. Its initial advisory board, comprised of legends from all aspects of music, the arts and philosophy, included composer John Cage, conductor/musician Gil Evans, philosopher/educator Buckminster Fuller, composer George Russell, painter Willem DeKooningand composer/conductor Gunther Schuller. Their goal was to establish a nonprofit organization focused on improvisation and musical cross-pollination that complemented musicians’ academic studies, a place where music as a universal language could be explored and expanded.
They called it the Creative Music Studio, or CMS.