Celebrated saxophonist and improviser Bhob Rainey (nmperign) has announced a new album and book release by his eight-member electroacoustic ensemble, The BSC. The album/book Manual will focus on the improvisational nature of The BSC, both within the musical group and outside The BSC, including topics “ranging from genealogy to architecture, the boundaries of sense to the benefits of failure, flows of energy to bouts of guilt,” according to the press release.
The album is comprised of three extended improvisations over the course of six years for The BSC (Bhob Rainey, Mike Bullock, James Coleman, Chris Cooper, Greg Kelley, Vic Rawlings, Howard Stelzer, and Liz Tonne), each significantly unique and showcasing the variety of the ensemble’s talents. The book consists of contributions ranging from analytic evaluations on improvisation to prose poetry from five writers: BSC bassist Mike Bullock, Cornell University classicist Aaron P. Tate, Galaxie 500 alum Damon Krukowski, percussionist Ben Hall, and BSC founder and front man Bhob Rainey.
The release date is still to be determined, but Manual has a rumored arrival in late October.
• Bhob Rainey: http://bhobrainey.com