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The Trummerflora Collective

The Trummerflora Collective is an independent group of music makers that embraces the pluralistic nature of creative music as an important means of artistic expression for the individual and the community, and provides an atmosphere that nurtures the creative development of its members.

Trummerflora, or rubble plants and trees, are a special phenomenon unique to heavily bombed urban areas. The bomb acts as a plow, mixing rubble fragments with the earth, which often contain seeds dormant for a century or more. These seeds come to light and those that can live in this new and special earth grow and flourish.
-Helen and Newton Harrison
The Trummerflora Collective is using the energy of this concept to create a fertile, varied, self-sustaining environment for the Southern California experimental and improvised music scene. The collaboration of sympathetic artists, producers, fans, and venues will grow a community that can emerge from the rubble. Thanks for listening.

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Lisle Ellis (bassist, improviser)
Marcos Fernandes (percussionist, improviser)
Hans Fjellestad (musician and filmmaker)
Curtis Glatter (percussionist, performance artist, improviser)
Damon Holzborn (guitarist, improviser, composer)
Nathan Hubbard (percussionist, improvisor)
Robert Montoya (percussionist, sound artist, improviser)
Joscha Oetz (contrabassist, composer)
Marcelo Radulovich (multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, sound artist, graphic designer)
Jason Robinson (saxophonist, flutist, clarinettist, improviser, composer)
Al Scholl (guitarist, improviser, composer)
Ellen Weller (flutist, saxophonist, pianist, ethnomusicologist, improvisor-composer)


Trummerflora: Rubble 2
CAT. #: A/C-202
Twelve new tracks from Trummerflora, the experimental music collective, offer a taste of the diverse musical landscape these artists inhabit.

Trummerflora: Rubble 1
CAT. #: A/C-201
A compilation featuring works by various members and ensembles of the Trummerflora Collective.

The Trummerflora Collective: No Stars Please
CAT. #: ALP022
A collection of live concert recordings featuring a capricious roster of performers, including Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Damon Holzborn, Nathan Hubbard, Robert Montoya, Marcelo Radulovich and Jason Robinson, with guest appearances by George Lewis, Lê Quan Ninh, Mike Keneally and Ellen Weller.

...and the reindeer you rode in on
CAT. #: ALP016
Presenting several of your seasonal favorites, plus a few originals to brighten up your holidays, "...and the reindeer you rode in on" offers Xperimental Xmas music from Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Damon Holzborn, Robert Montoya and Marcelo Radulovich.

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"I say that right nowit's amazing. It's nothing like I have ever seen, and I'm just happy that thissort of homegrown collective in what many people think as an out of the way,very conservative place, which would never have a scene of new and transgressivemusic, would suddenly develop one out of nowhere which I think eventually willbe known around the world. I'm sure that is going to happen."
- George Lewis, The Wire (UK)

" the heart of everythingdone for Trummerflora is the notion of original sound composition and discoveringmusic that has never been done before -- even if the players are forced to looka little strange doing it."
- Angela Ashman, San Diego Union-Tribune

" can rest assuredthat soon enough you will find yourself in the midst of an essential part ofthe local arts community when participating in any of the many activities ofSan Diego's newest proprieter of, well... new music."
- Chris Williams, San Diego New Music

"... if you like improvisedmusic, free-jazz or noise art, and like your musical boundaries challenged,this is...for you."
- Bart Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune

"When not committing additional subversive acts, the members of Trummerflora can be found at random locales around San Diego and points beyond aiding and abetting others with experimental music."
- Dylan Roberts,