This was recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico. Ken Field, a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, has composed eleven tracks ranging from overdubbed saxophones, 'sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase', and lots of percussion. The music is improvised music, but not in the traditional jazz sense of solos over chord changes. Field has stated, "Each track is a spontaneous response to the previously recorded tracks with no preconception at the outset of the final outcome."
The pieces range from the melancholy Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning to the roaring Om On the Range and the rather insane Sanity - all captured with the special ambiance, resonance and gleam of the underground space.
More about Ken Field
Other oodiscs releases available from cdRoots
Ken Field also performs with Willie Loco Alexander's Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Lars Vegas, the Crown Electric Company and the Bad Art Ensemble among others. His performances have included the Knitting Factory, New Music America Festival and innumerable performances with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic at universities, art centers and clubs throughout the USA. He has appeared on over twenty recordings as a side-man with Subterranea being his first solo release. Ken is an award-winning composer of music for animation, film and video. His soundtrack credits include work for HBO, The Movie Channel, and PBS. Most recently he has composed music for the Children's Television Workshop Sesame Street program
Credit card orders are placed on a secure server.
Please note!Most CDs have been imported from Europe or Asia. They are not all shrink-wrapped, and I am not going to con you by wrapping them here just to make you think they have been sterilized in America. We guarantee that the CDs and the contents are all brand new and in perfect condition. Whenever I can, I use recycled shipping materials. They may not look as pretty on the outside, but they save money and keep the trash dumps a little bit emptier.