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Guitarist Nels Cline and Los Angeles-based painter Norton Wisdom–both masters of their medium and long partners in improvisation, joined together in 2009 for an afternoon of sonic and visual improvisation caught on film by Aught Nign. Armed with his guitar and effects, Cline constructs lush soundscapes brought about by Wisdom’s brush-stroke spontaneity. Wisdom in turn follows Cline’s auditory twists creating and recreating the same canvas.
Two mesmerizing performances were included on an out-of-print DVD released in 2010, now being reissued on Cline’s brand new label, The Alstro Imprint, with special features like the Norton Headcam, and a behind-the-scenes look into the sessions.
They have since reprised this collaboration several times, notably as a headliner at the 2011 Winter JazzFest in New York City, about which which The New York Times wrote: ”Mr. Cline set up digital loops of electric guitar — edgeless and sludgy chords, spiky and screaming single notes — and Mr. Wisdom worked with brushes and paint on a large back-lighted screen…It was obvious why the collaboration worked: the applications and wiping, the running colors, the constant development — that was what Mr. Cline was doing too. Sound equaled paint.” Read the rest of this entry »