CAT. #: ALP037
All Compositions by Oetz/Wagner/Stuart.
Recorded live at Dizzy's, San Diego, California.
Mastering by Ansgar Ballhorn.
Produced by Andreas Wagner.
Executive producer: Villa Aurora.
Joscha Oetz - Contrabass
Andreas Wagner - Tenor Saxophone
Greg Stuart - Percussion
Sounds and interactions captured on this recording demonstrate the unique
qualities of this innovative collaboration: Dream-like teamplay in the
construction of complex sonic geometry, abstract and grounded, paradoxically
grooving and permanently flowing.
Permanent Flow was founded in 1995 by bassist Joscha Oetz as an ensemble
dedicated to improvised music. Based in Cologne, Germany at the time, Oetz
conceptualized the group as a playing field for experimentation and a space
to encounter musicians from various geographical and artistic origins. In
1997, saxophonist Andreas Wagner joined the project and soon became an
important musical partner for Oetz. In 2002, Wagner and his fellow
composer-colleague Hans W. Koch spent three months as artists in residence
at the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, California. Thus, Oetz decided to
organize a Southern California tour with an edition of Permanent Flow
featuring Wagner, Koch and Greg Stuart. The energy and inspiration of this
formation continued to manifest itself in trio format without Koch when
Wagner returned to the Villa in the fall of 2003. The present CD is the
recording of a complete set the trio performed at a double concert also
featuring Oetz's other West Coast project Perfektomat on October 14th '03 at
Dizzy's, San Diego.