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Stream Duane Pitre's Feel Free in its entirety

June 2012

Listen to the US minimalist's new album

Pitre says: "Two major focal points in the creation of Feel Free were rhythm and melody, compositional elements I'd not explored much in my past work (as harmony and texture were my main focuses). I created an open yet orderly system, intending to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody. This musical system, combined with the fixed elements of the composition, spawned what one could call a musical lattice-work, rich with layers and interweaving rhythmic patterns that superimpose themselves upon each other. It is a system rooted in chaos that finds alignment in a myriad of ways."

Recording credits: Duane Pitre (electronics, guitar and composition) Jim Altieri (violin), Shannon Fields (hammered dulcimer), James Ilgenfritz (contrabass), Jessie Marino (cello), Jesse Sparhawk (harp).

Duane Pitre is the subject of an article by Bill Meyers in The Wire 341. Feel Free is out now on Important Records. Pitre is on a UK and European tour in late June, click here for the dates.

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