Although each has played at WNUR on numerous occasions in the past, this was the first time the members of the relatively new trio Vox Arcana collaborated together on our airwaves in what turned out to be a stellar performance and interview. Vox Arcana had a new self-titled album out that's heavy on the composition, despite these musicians' capacity for exploration in improvised music. In perfect balance, Tim Daisy, Chicago percussionist, leads the group on drums and marimba with Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello counterpoised by James Falzone on clarinet to round out the group. Daisy acknowledges American composers of the 20th century like Cage and Feldman as a main influence for this project as well as early AACM pioneers like Braxton and Leroy Jenkins. The effect is impressive and dynamic; with this album alone, Daisy has introduced a rich and wholly original sonic vernacular.
Recorded by: Lucas Segall
Vox Arcana - Live on WNUR 01/10/09
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