Sebastiano Dessanay Pictures of a Quartet

Dzama Stories

CD 2010

Ed Bennett, Decibel and Paul Dunmall

Dzama Stories is a collaboration between the Irish composer Ed Bennett and the legendary British saxophonist Paul Dunmall. With the Decibel ensemble the composition of Ed Bennett draws inspiration from the work of the Canadian artist Marcel Dzama. Through the combination of precomposed and freely improvised sounds, Bennett and Dunmall have created a work of enormous energy that ranges from the wild, rhythmic, noisy and chaotic to refined and reflective music.

Dzama Stories was released by Quartz record label.

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Released in January 2010

Ed Bennett – Composer / Electronics
Paul Dunmall – Saxophone
Suzanna Purkis – Voice
Steve Halfyard – Voice on track 7
Neil McGovern – Saxophones
Ulrich Mertin – Viola
Maria Insua Cao – Clarinets
Simon Hall – Bass Trombone
Gordon Dunn – Electric guitar
Sebastiano Dessanay – Double bass and electric bass
Fumiko Miyachi – Piano
Damien Harron – Percussion

All music by Ed Bennett

Solo improvisations by Paul Dunmall

Sound engineer tracks 1-6: Simon Hall
Assistants tracks 1-6: Andrew Mawson and Tom Johnson
Produced by Simon Hall and Ed Bennett
Mix and Master: Simon Hall and Ed Bennett
Recorded at Birmingham Conservatoire in August 2009

Sound engineers track 7: Brian Robinson and Ed Bennett
Produced and mixed by Ed Bennett
Master: Simon Hall and Ed Bennett
Recorded at North Down College in May 2001

Quartz Music – QTZ 2082

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