Luc Houtkamp has built a small, but nonetheless important, reputation as an adventurous saxophonist who carves a unique style sprouting from the genre of free improvisation. His many independently produced albums on his own X-OR label have consistently impressed with their ability to shed clichés and their daring, sometimes almost appealingly reckless, in-your-face audaciousness. The instant album is a new direction for Houtkamp, who relies here entirely on what he calls "digital pulse conglomeration
The instant album is a new direction for Houtkamp, who relies here entirely on what he calls "digital pulse conglomeration. For most listeners, the static, alternating with occasional digital pulses, is not going to inspire or hold attention. For those familiar with Houtkamp's discography, this album is likely to come as a bit of a shock and a disappointment. For one, Houtkamp does not perform at all on saxophone (or, if he does, it is not identifiable. The opening piece, "Exercise in Swing," does not swing at all; it is unrelenting minimalist radio-like static that.
Exercise In Swing is a jazz related improv/composition music album recording by LUC HOUTKAMP released in 2001 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. 1 Exercise In Swing 9:14 2 In Tilting Motion - Two Voices - Negative Version 4:41 3 Fon Mall - Piobaireachta 7:00 4 Gugelhupf Stomp 6:17 5 Trapped Nervous System 7:22 6 In Tilting Motion - Three Voices 6:59 7 Everytime We Say Goodbye (Major to Minor Complex) 5:35. Featuring – Luc Houtkamp. X-OR – X-OR CD 11 (Netherlands).
Luc Houtkamp (1953) is a who bridges the gap between the worlds of jazz-derived free improvisation and computer-based composition and performance. He has been working equally in electronics and on the saxophone for decades, and his development as a player has been accompanied by an interest in electronic textures.
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Then Luc Houtkamp visited Chicago and the circle seemed complete. This recording from 1997 finds him in company of long time DKV, NRG and Vandermark 5 bassist Kent Kessler and Chicago drummer Michael Zerang (Brötzmann Tentet). Houtkamp, a largely self-taught saxophone practitioner, is also a composer of electronic and computer interfacing for improvisers.
Luc Houtkamp, Martin Blume, Simon Nabatov. Tracks count: 8. Views: 4. Simon Nabatov, Luc Houtkamp, Martin Blume - Running (Into) 18:07.