Jon Raskin and
Myles Boisen: Music + One
+ One, created in collaboration with Myles Boisen, is a collection of
solo improvisations that is meant to be played along with by
improvisers. The instructions given to the participants before
recording were simple: improvise for 3 to 4 minutes, as if you were
playing music with your shadow. This was to allow room for others to
improvise with the recording.
test this, we invited the musicians to play along with one of the
tracks at the 21Grand Performance Space & Art Gallery on
September 23, 2005. The tracks were played randomly, and the players
were grouped into duos, trios, or quartets, with the recording counting
as one player. There were so many wonderful moments that we decided to
release the project as a CD.
The musicians include George Cremaschi, David Slusser, Jen Baker,
Liz Allbee, Garth Powell, Bill Horvitz,
Myles Boisen, Theresa Wong,
Moe! Staiano, Rhodri Davies,
John Shiurba, Jon Raskin, Ches Smith,
Phillip Gelb, Philip Greenlief, and
Recorded at Guerrilla Recording and mastered at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab in the spring of 2005 by Myles
Boisen. Produced by Jon Raskin. Photos by Jon Raskin and Zora Raskin.