"Source" SLM Ensemble: Compact Disc (CD)
Track 1: Spectral Syn
Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver, composers
SLM Ensemble: Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flute, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Marty Ehrlich, saxophone, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Ursel Schlicht, piano, Mark Dresser, bass, Gerry Hemingway, percussion, Sarah Weaver, conductor
Track 2: Cycles of Awakening
Sarah Weaver, composer
SLM Ensemble: Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flutes, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet/shakuhachi, Amir ElSaffar, trumpet/voice/santoor, Ray Anderson, trombone, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Miya Masaoka, koto, Ursel Schlict, piano, Mark Dresser, bass, Gerry Hemingway, drumset, Sarah Weaver, conductor
Spectral Syn - Mixed by Kevin Schinstock at Mavericks Studio. Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather. Recorded live at Roulette, New York City.
Cycles of Awakening - Audio Engineering by Kevin Schinstock, assisted by Alain Paradis. Mixed by Marc Alan Goodman at Strange Weather. Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather. Recorded at Mavericks Studio, New York City.Released: October 8, 2015 Liminal Music Label, New York City
The SLM Ensemble is a New York City based experimental music large ensemble created by co-artistic directors bassist/composer Mark Dresser and conductor/composer Sarah Weaver. The SLM Ensemble performs and records works for large ensemble, film/multimedia, and the telematic medium via the internet by Dresser, Weaver, and at times collaborating composers. The modular roster is composed of diverse pioneering musicians of our time. The name SLM is an acronym “Source Liminal Music” as well as a tri-consonantal root of words from several languages that mean “peace”.
The SLM Ensemble was formed in 2014 from years of New York and international projects since 2007, Dresser and Weaver’s online collaborations, and longer term collaborations among the musicians, including concerts at The Stone, Roulette, Iridium Jazz Club, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York University, United Nations Headquarters in New York, and telematic concerts with Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Jerusalem, Nairobi, San Diego, South Korea, Stanford, Stony Brook, and Switzerland. The SLM Ensemble continues this work at the forefront of experimental music, expressing synthesis of the innovative improvisation languages of the musicians, the diverse intersections within the ensemble, and forging new realizations for interconnection. The SLM Ensemble is managed by Liminal Music Inc. www.slmensemble.org