AGR-011 / AGR-012

Ken Vandermark
Momentum 2 & 3

"This collection can be a bit exhausting, but it is admirably ambitious in the melding of free jazz and abstract electronic music. They may seem like strange bedfellows, but when everything clicks, the results are undeniably impressive."
-Music and More, January 12, 2018

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Tracklist

Momentum 2: Brüllt (disc 1)

  Part 1 [5:32]

  Part 2 [2:27]

  Part 3 [5:37]

  Part 4 [5:22]

  Part 5 [8:55]

  Part 6 [4:05]

  Part 7 [3:48]

  Part 8 [15:54]

  Part 9 [5:56]

  Part 10 [4:05]

Composition by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos) 

Recorded on April 9th, 2016 by Chris Mara at Welcome to 1979 Studios, Nashville. 
Mixed by Alex Inglizian and Ken Vandermark at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. 
Mastered by Alex Inglizian. 
Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records. 
Thanks to the musicians, Shannin Porter and Billions, the organizers for the March/April 2016 Made To Break North American tour, Jeff Coffin, and the listeners. 
Special thanks to Jaap Blonk and Justin Smith. 


Momentum 3: Monster Roster (disc 2)

  Part 1 [17:07]

  Part 2 [15:58]


Composition by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos) 

Recorded on August 23rd, 2016 by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. 
Mixed by Alex Inglizian, Tim Barnes, and Ken Vandermark at Experimental Sound Studio. 
Mastered by Alex Inglizian. 
Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records. 
Thanks to the musicians, Adrienne Pierluissi, and the listeners. 

Special thanks to John Corbett and Jim Dempsey, and to Dave Zuchowski who recorded both concert performances of Momentum 3: Monster Roster, which provided the studio mix with some essential sounds. 

Design: Fede Peñalva 


Unlike the first volume, which was comprised of 6 CDs of completely improvised music that took place in concert at The Stone in New York City during January of 2016, "Momentum 2: Brüllt" and "Momentum 3: Monster Roster" is a double CD of two studio productions inspired by materials from outside the field of improvised music. Momentum 2 takes its starting place from Tristan Tzara's poem, "Brüllt," and Jaap Blonk's interpretation of it on his album, "Flux De Bouche." Momentum 3 is a piece of music commissioned to celebrate the "Monster Roster" art exhibit of Chicago artists from the post-World War II era, which took place at the Smart Museum during the first half of 2016. 

Tim Daisy: drums 

Christof Kurzmann: ppooll 

Jasper Stadhouders: electric bass, electric guitar 

Ken Vandermark: reeds 

Nate Wooley: trumpet 

C. Spencer Yeh: violin, voice, electronics 



Tim Barnes: drums, percussion 

Nick Macri: acoustic bass 

Lou Mallozzi: turntables, CDs, microphones, mixer 

Ken Vandermark: reeds 

Mars Williams: saxophones, toys