Parallax Ensemble — Invisible Road
Ξ• Prolific, inventive, experimental, adventurous and always compelling, this saxophonist/clarinettist is one of the most admired improvisers in recent jazz. David Grubbs
Location: Boston, Massachusetts ~ Chicago, Illinois
Album release: May 5, 2014
Record Label: Just Temptation Recordings
01. Intro — David Grubbs, Michael Evans 1:49
02. Out with the Tide — David Grubbs, Michael Evans 2:31
03. Nowhere Is the Place — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 7:59
04. Photographed Laughing — David Grubbs, Michael Evans 3:56
05. Invisible Road — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 4:59
06. Soundible Bells — Ken Vandermark 2:29
07. Tomorrow Is the Past (Part One) — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 5:26
08. Crystal City (Part One) — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 6:53
09. Lady Loop — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 10:17
10. Air Steps — Ken Vandermark 2:07
11. Tomorrow Is the Past (Part Two) — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 5:39
12. Parallax Game — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 4:29
13. Crystal City (Part Two) — Ken Vandermark (Parallax Ensemble) 2:10
191 rue du Fbg Poissonnière
75009 Paris, France
Ξ• Augusto Contento
Ξ• Giancarlo Grande
Ξ• Kênya Zanatta
Ξ• An independent film production company founded in Paris (France) in 2004 by filmmaker Augusto Contento and film producer Giancarlo Grande, Cineparallax distinguishes itself by projects that challenge definitions and blend experimental film, documentary, music and visual arts. Born as a creative laboratory, the company emphasizes international artistic collaboration and explores alternative ways of funding its projects. Cineparallax’s activity has brought together professionals, production companies and art institutions in France, Italy, Brazil, England, Germany, United States, Australia and Finland. The films produced by Cineparallax were exhibited in film festivals and special events all over the world, received international awards and were broadcasted by TV channels in France, Italy, Brazil and Finland. Steve Albini
PARALLAX SOUNDS documentary
Ξ• A film that links Chicago’s distinctive urban landscape and the dreams and doubts of a generation of influential post–rock musicians.
About this project
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Ξ• From the acclaimed, innovative post–rock movement of the 1990s to the challenge of being an independent artist today, director Augusto Contento's new documentary Parallax Sounds explores Chicago’s world–famous architecture and its relationship to the extraordinary music created in its midst. Twenty years later, key members of the post–rock movement — from Steve Albini to Ken Vandermark, Ian Williams and others — reflect upon their ideals, politics, and the survival of their art in the City That Works.
Recent Coverage of Parallax Sounds:
Ξ• Pitchfork — "Steve Albini, Battles' Williams in Chicago Doc"
Ξ• Chicagoist — "Documentary on Chicago Post–Rock Pioneers Now Underway"
Ξ• Chicago Reader — Three Beats, "Parallax Sounds, a doc on Chicago architecture and music, needs your support". Ian Williams
PARALLAX SOUNDS Features:
Ξ• Steve Albini — producer (Nirvana, The Stooges, PJ Harvey, Pixies, Cheap Trick) and guitar player (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
Ξ• Ian Williams — singer, guitar player and keyboard (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress, Battles)
Ξ• David Grubbs — composer, singer, guitar player (Gastr del Sol, Bastro, Squirrel Bait)
Ξ• Ken Vandermark — jazz musician, composer, improviser (Vandermark 5, Spaceway Inc., Flying Luttenbacher)
Ξ• Damon Locks — vocalist and keyboad player (The Eternals, Trenchmouth)
Original Soundtrack: The film's original soundtrack was composed by Ken Vandermark, and will feature two new songs by David Grubbs. Steve Albini, John Herndon (Tortoise), Wayne Montana (The Eternals), Jason Adasiewicz (The Exploding Star Orchestra), Terrie Hessels (The Ex) and Nate Wooley perform on the soundtrack.
About Director Augusto Contento — Director Augusto Contento is the award–winning filmmaker of Tramas (Locarno Film Festival), Strade Trasparenti (Locarno Film Festival) and Roads of Water (Opening Night, Rome International Film Festival). Ξ• Roads of Water, is the only film ever to be distributed by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. FilmCritica Magazine recently named Augusto Contento one of Italy's most promising filmmakers of his generation.
KEN WANDERMARK: http://kenvandermark.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kenvandermark Ken Vandermark
Ξ• Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964 in Warwick, Rhode Island) is an American jazz composer and saxophone and clarinet player.
Ξ• A fixture on the Chicago–area music scene since the 1990s, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, has collaborated with many other musicians, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and baritone saxophone.
Ξ• He was also a member of NRG Ensemble.