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Tom Djll
Serge Works

Release Date: July 20, 2018

Catalog Number: OM 2019

Available Formats: Digital Download

List Price: $7

Composer: Tom Djll

Performer: Ross Rabin, Tom Djll

Conductor: N/A

Orchestra/Ensemble: N/A

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Recording Notes
Tom Djll has long been developing his idiosyncratic language for trumpet—a vocabulary expanded by the use of modular synthesizers. Serge Works collects compositions and improvisations recorded between 1983 and 1988, relatively early in the development of his improvisational work. Included in the liner notes is an extensive interview between Djll and Bay Area improviser Aaron Oppenheim on Djll’s techniques and history.

 

Credits

released July 20, 2018

Charles Amirkhanian – Executive Producer
Andrew Weathers – Producer
Andrew Weathers – Mastering Engineer
Mark Abramson – Packaging Design

Interview conducted by Aaron Oppenheim

© 1983-1989 Soul on Rice Productions, BMI

Other Minds Records OM-2019
© 2018 Other Minds

Editorial Reviews

Serge Works provides an informative survey of his pioneering achievements, making for highly engaging listening experiences that deserve multiple encounters.Stephen Smoliar

Djll’s Serge Works begins with ‘Tombo’ (1987), a piece for trumpet, voice, and Serge Modular Synthesizer whose opening seems to depict a crazy, noisy monster hell bent on destruction.Jason Victor Serinus

Track Listing
  1. TOMBO (1987) (5:23)
    Recorded in Taos, NM
    Tom Djll – trumpet, voice, Serge Modular Synthesizer
  2. schitzo-analysis (1987) (5:06)
    Tom Djll – trumpet and Serge Modular Synthesizer
  3. popcorn music (1988) (6:00)
    Recorded in Berkeley, CA
    Tom Djll – trumpet and Serge Modular Synthesizer
  4. FAT (1984) (13:42)
    Recorded in Santa Cruz, CA
    Tom Djll – Serge Modular Synthesizer
  5. Pair Time (1983) (5:59)
    Recorded in Santa Cruz, CA
    Tom Djll – trumpet, various instruments, and Serge Modular Synthesizer
    Ross Rabin – percussion, amplified percussion, toys, voice
  6. Francine (1984) (6:15)
    Recorded in Aptos, CA
    Tom Djll – trumpet and Serge Modular Synthesizer
    Ross Rabin – percussion, amplified percussion, zither
  7. Seattle 1988 (1988) (6:01)
    Recorded by Doug Haire, live at the
    Third Seattle Festival of Improvised Music, Seattle, WA
    Tom Djll – trumpet and Serge Modular Synthesizer
Sample Tracks

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