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Two musicians capable of extreme and subtle dynamics. Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh have decades of experience on the edges of free jazz, with a bold improvisational imprint and profound lyricism.
Brötzmann, one of the most important and adventurous figures of free improvisation, studied painting and for a while he was a member of the Fluxus movement. One day he decided to put art aside and focus on music.
Self-taught, the musician chose the clarinet and the sax, and he soon attained the status of being one of the most active performers of free improvisation music. He has published a series of albums, much sought after by fans due to the originality of his musical initiatives, and nowadays it is not hard to point to the one named “Machine Gun”, from 1968.
Heather Leigh, for her part, broadened the scope of lap steel guitar, giving a new meaning to spontaneous creation. Her fantasies deform the very concept of slide guitar, as she resorts to hypnotic implosions of tone and juggles with walls of amplifiers and choral voices. Leigh leads her inventions through forbidden territories, provoking their development through one single note, and filling the space with obstinate and undulating harmonics, with a dry will and no concessions.
Components Peter Brötzmann: saxo Heather Leigh: pedal steel guitar