The purpose of the sessions we did as a trio in November-December 2014 was to explore our own sound, or our own aesthetics if you wish. What is our conceptual gravity? Towards what kind of music do we lean? What part of what comes “naturally” is something we aim for, and what part of it is something we would rather avoid? Or, expressed differently: What in what we play is part of an unmediated habit rather than expressive will?
The method we chose was to work with restraints. The instructions for an improvisation could be “Dark, in tempo, long tones” and “Little activity, long pauses, great dynamics”. There is a tendency for these pieces to lean to a minimalistic sound, with repetition and equal distribution of activity between the three instruments.
Included here is a short excerpt of such an excercise.