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Union Division

Comprising leading figures from the UK improvised music scene, Union Division present Micromotives: a daring and anarchic approach to spontaneous music, with improvisation, collaboration and sociality at its core.

Following on from the work of John Zorn, Sun Ra, Christian Wolff, Anthony Braxton and ICP Orchestra, this new practice maintains individual freedoms inherent in free improvisation, whilst encouraging modes of synchronicity and striking structural events that are virtually impossible through improv alone. Players are equally empowered to shape the performance, able to take temporary control, and coordinate the group in various ways. The resulting music moves effortlessly between cinematic soundscapes, head-spinning grooves and raucous, skronky interplay, each piece being constructed in real time by the hive mind of the group.

Line-up

Moss Freed – guitar
Dave Smith – drums
Will Glaser – drums
Liam Noble – piano
Otto Willberg – bass
George Crowley – tenor
Rachel Musson – tenor
Tom Challenger – tenor
Chris Williams – alto
Rosanna Ter-Berg – flutes
Tullis Rennie – trombone
Laura Jurd – trumpet
Sam Eastmond – trumpet
Charlotte Keefe – trumpet
Alex Bonney – trumpet & electronics
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay – electronics

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Union Division | Union of Egoists (for Anthony Braxton) | from MICROMOTIVES by Moss Freed from Freeze Productions on Vimeo.

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