Tom Arthurs, trumpet
Miles Perkin, doublebass
Yorgos Dimitriadis, drums
Although the music of Glue is as unique and distinctive as its three members, it is also emblematic of a style of music emerging from Berlin today.
Glue’s music springs directly from the multitudinous musical experiences of its three members; it is freely improvised without any predetermined thematic guidelines. For these musicians, it’s about a coherent group music. Instead of solos with accompaniment, one finds a closely interwoven network of equal instruments. Each musician takes care of balancing action and reaction, playing and listening. It’s about a variety of changing, finely nuanced sound-colours and maintaining intensity at low volumes. At all energy levels, the music exudes calmness, relaxation, serenity, and openness. There are no dogmas, no prohibitions, and no taboos. The pieces almost always start from a clean slate—a rest and silence from which acoustic structures are carved like sculptures. The musicians are simultaneously performers and listeners, giving the music space and finding surprises in whatever comes into being between them.
To listen attentively to this trio is a special pleasure, akin to reading a book or seeing a film. The only difference being that the bystander is a first-hand witness to the entire creative process. Simultaneous idea and realisation—something I encourage you to experience in Glue’s upcoming concerts.
Berlin, 11. February 2011
CD “GLUE” listen/buy here:
CD “CHATS WITH THE REAL MCCOY” Creative Sources (cs 257)