Han Bennink's planning Instant Composer's Pool 50CD box set

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Han Bennink is planning to release an enormous box set of the complete Instant Composer's Pool catalogue. The box set will contain around 50 CDs, plus three DVDs, unreleased material and a photo book with images by Pieter Boersma.

The ICP was founded by Bennink and Misha Mengelberg in 1967, and has released recordings made with Derek Bailey, John Tchicai, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, and others, plus solo recordings by members of the Instant Composer's Pool, which includes Tobias Delius, Mary Oliver, and Wolter Wierbos. Bennink will be hand painting and numbering the boxes himself, but it will not be produced at all unless the ICP receive 300 pre-orders. The first 300 people will get the box for €399, and any editions over the 300 mark will cost €499.

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