Pretty excited to debut a new(ish) project – Andrew Ball Quartet with Lachlan Bell, Aidan Arnold and Steve Fischer. We’ve dusted off a weird little EP project and are releasing it into the wild – have a listen!
This music comes from a place of spontaneity, reflecting a specific creative space and time. As a deliberate creative constraint, the album was written within about a week, then recorded in two sessions in January 2019 after very minimal rehearsal. We captured an intrinsically raw and vibey live recording, warts and all, as the foundation for the final layer of post-production weirdness.
I write a lot of precisely notated chamber music, and wanted to challenge myself to create music that’s more open, interpretative and collaborative while retaining internal structure and complexity. More literally, I used aspects of geometric transformation as a stimulus within the compositions – the music is driven by the spatial and temporal aspects orchestrated within.