TPP CD Collection – The ensembles represented

X• THIS: an acoustic interactive improvisation trio with “classical” leanings:

David Tolley, Brigid Burke, Gary Costello

• THAT: an electro-acoustic interactive improvisation ensemble with “avant-guarde” leanings. Begun in 1992, it was the first and the most significant and the most influential of the ensembles I have set up to focus on Spontaneously Performed Interactive Composition:
Firstly – David Tolley, David Cahill, Graeme Perry
Then – David Tolley, Dur-é Dara, Graeme Perry
Then – David Tolley, Dur-é Dara, Graeme Perry, Julien Wilson
Then – David Tolley, Dur-é Dara, Graeme Perry, Ren Walters
Then and now – David Tolley, Dur-é Dara, Ren Walters

• THE OTHER: an electro-acoustic interactive improvisationensemble with “avant-guarde” leanings begun in the late 1990’s. I wanted a larger entity that would have access to the dynamic diversity only possible with a gathering of at least 7 highly individual and colourful composers interacting spontaneously. Intentionally it has been indeterminate in personnel and instrumentation to avoid the development of an identifiable compositional attitude and group sound.

• THAT’s IT: a larger electro-acoustic interactive improvisation ensemble with “avant-guarde” leanings. Varying membership, seven or more, built around THAT (Tolley, Dara, Walters), directed by David Tolley and Ren Walters.

• THE LEAGUE OF STRING MONGERS: an improvisation string ensemble with “avant-guarde” leanings. Varying membership, usually seven.

• ReMOVE: an acoustic interactive improvisation quartet with “jazz” leanings:
David Tolley, Ren Walters, Tony Hicks, Ted Vinin


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