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From One Note

From One Note

From One Note is an hour long, completely improvised album, recorded in real time, in one take, which I performed with Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té. ‌‌‌‌

Keng-Sam is a musician, improviser and film-maker from Réunion Island. In 2015 we were both teaching at an improvised theatre festival in Canberra called Improvention. We had never met, but having seen each other performing and teaching during the festival we connected and decided we must find a time to make music together before we go our separate ways. ‌‌‌‌

On the last day of the festival between the afternoon and evening shows we found an hour we could both set aside. Fortunately I had some recording equipment with me. We set up microphones in an empty theatre at the Street Theatre complex in Canberra. Bryce on keyboard and Keng-Sam on guitar, then we hit record. ‌‌‌‌

What follows is a fascinating hour of two experienced improvisers playing music together for the first time, starting with one note and building out the piece from there.