In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger, Joshua Zubot, Nicolas Caloia)
In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger, Joshua Zubot, Nicolas Caloia) May 28, The Bop Stop
Improvising string trio In The Sea:
Tristan Honsinger on cello and voice;
Joshua Zubot, on violin
Nicolas Caloia on double bass
Tristan Honsinger is a singular artist : originally from Vermont, he has made his life in Europe and who has worked with most first generation improvising artists. He has played extensively with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker in the UK; Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink in Holland; Peter Brotzman and Peter Kowald in Germany; and Cecil Taylor in the USA. (with whom he played at the Whitney Museum of American Art this past April). Currently he regularly tours and gives workshops with the ICP orchestra.
Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to Europe, where he's been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. So this group represents an oblique sort of homecoming. Their rapport is obvious, the results a satisfying mixture of musical empathy and creative conflict. Tristan plays with characteristic daring from his reserves of readymade tune fragments and shards of poetry and into the protean unknown that is the foundation for the best group improvising. Josh Zubot,and Nicolas Caloia don't merely follow him there, but provoke him – and each other – in ways that are, by turns, subtle, assertive, and irreverent. A superb encounter.