C. Spencer Yeh & Ken Vandermark

"But at the same time it’s not music that’s wry for wryness’s sake or diverse for diversity’s. Instead what Vandermark and Yeh manage to do in just under forty-five minutes is develop their own musical lexicon—challenging, harsh, playful, and emotional all at once—and with it shape a novel listening experience that asks no less than it gives. "

Eric McDowell, Free Jazz Blog

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  • 1. Song for Milwaukee (Voice) - 10:06
  • 2. Song for Milwaukee (Clarinet) - 5:34
  • 3. Occidental Geography - 11:17
  • 4. Unbearable Distances - 8:45
  • 5. A False Map of History - 7:20

All music by C. Spencer Yeh (BMI) and Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP- Cien Fuegos).

Music performed by

C. Spencer Yeh: Voice, violin & electronics

Ken Vandermark: Reeds

Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at The Sugar Maple, Milwaukee on December 6, 2015. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.

Design by Federico Peñalva.

Photograph by Ken Vandermark.

Thanks to Spencer, Dave, Adrienne Pierluissi of the Option Milwaukee series at The Sugar Maple, to Federico Peñalva, Steve Marquette, and Miklos Gosztonyi for their assistance at Audiographic Records, and to the listeners.