Adam Rudolph, Tyshawn Sorey – Archaisms II

(2024, 300lmt 180g 12” Vinyl, FK019)

When Sorey and Rudolph reconvened at Roulette a little over a year later from Zürcher Gallery (Archaisms I) as part of Thomas Buckner’s long-running Interpretations series, they decided to expand their palettes by inviting the three members of Yarn/Wire and ICE and conduct this larger ensemble using their respective languages. Archaisms II focuses on the unique approach to conducted improvisation that each has devised, with a trio of collaborators from the new music realm: Sae Hashimoto and Russell Greenberg of Yarn/Wire and Levy Lorenzo of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

The first half of Archaisms II features Rudolph at the helm, with Sorey at the piano for much of its 22-minute length, before shifting to drum kit in the closing minutes. The second half is conducted by Sorey, with Rudolph taking his turn at the keyboard for a portion of the proceedings. Despite the additional voices, Sorey says, “In a lot of ways it’s still a duet between Adam and me. Our concept has expanded so the point where the music still sounds like something that we teamed up and developed together.”

Tyshawn Sorey – piano, drumset
Adam Rudolph – handrumset, electronic processing, voice, percussion piano
Sae Hashimoto – multiple percussion
Russell Greenberg – multiple percussion
Levy Lorenzo – multiple percussion and electronic percussion