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    ----Liner Notes by PEK
    Albey OnBass and Jane SpokenWord were associated with Cecil Taylor's final period. Following Cecil's passing they were in Boston for about a year in 1998 and the beginning of 1999 and Albey performed a dozen or so times with Leap of Faith, Metal Chaos Ensemble and Turbulence. In November 1998, Albey and I had been discussing doing a duet, but we decided to include Jane’s poetry as a trio. This new Evil Clown Ensemble we called Axioms, which to me is an apt name for a band which features words - something that most Evil Clown sessions do not.
    There are two definitions:
    1) a statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true
    2) a statement or proposition on which an abstractly defined structure is based (mathematics)
    These two meanings bridge the distance between poetic discussion of truths and abstract musical structures.
    A few months later, about a year before the virus, Albey and Jane moved to New Orleans, so the original session, Manifestations, had been our only recording to date.
    Back in July, soon after I reopened Evil Clown Headquarters for YouTube streaming performances / recordings, Albey reached out saying that he and Jane would be in the Boston area for a few weeks, and we recorded Hypotheses a few days later. For Hypotheses, I brought in Glynis and Steve Niemitz, making Leap of Faith the backup band for Jane’s poetry. This was an excellent set, and I was happy to hear that they had moved from NOLA to New York, since we would be able to play more often.
    This new set, Discourse, has the same quintet, with Joel Simches driving the newly arrived and substantially upgraded mixing console. This time Albey brought his fretless instead of the electric upright from the last two recordings. Sounds like Albey and Jane are planning to move back to the area again fairly soon. Hopefully, that will happen and we will be able to regularly do Axioms sets, and have Albey come for performances of the other Evil Clown ensembles.
    I like this performance and I think you will too...
    PEK – 23 October 2021
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Discourse 01:09:43


Evil Clown 9287
Evil Clown Headquarters - Waltham MA
21 October 2021


released October 23, 2021

. Jane SpokenWord - poetry, spoken word

. PEK - clarinet, contralto & contrabass clarinets, alto & tenor saxophones, bass flute, Christmas flute, mussette, sheng, prophet, novation peak, moog subsequent, Linnstrument controllers, syntrix, [d]ronin, electric chimes, chime rod boxes, telstar, spring boxes, gongs, thunder sheet, Tibetan bowls & bells, glockenspiel, crotales, orchestral chimes, xylophone, balafon, almglocken, seed pod rattle, castenets, wind siren, voice

. Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

. Albey OnBass - fretless bass, spoken word

. Steve Niemitz - drums, gongs, Englephone, glockenspiel, crotales, orchestral chimes, xylophone, balafon, almglocken

. Joel Simches - live to 2 track recording
YouTube: youtu.be/9VRtBsu0OZw
Evil Clown Album Page: www.evilclown.rocks/ax---discourse.html

links to other Axioms albums
Axioms - Hypothesis
YouTube: youtu.be/MOTMvNz9nIY
Evil Clown album page: www.evilclown.rocks/ax---hypotheses.html
bandcamp: axioms1.bandcamp.com/album/hypotheses
Axioms - Manifestations
YouTube youtu.be/1GIZ7ZhEtV0
I Caught You Dreaming: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PGYDmzSFws&t=210s
Flux: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPo3hF1k9Iw&t=19s
Art of Poetry www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdtjZIIuYc8&t=14s
Anthrax and Bombs www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaNOJifv-2o&t=14s
Evil Clown Album page: www.evilclown.rocks/ax---manifestations.html
Evil Clown Facebook site: www.facebook.com/GiantEvilClown/
bandcamp: axioms1.bandcamp.com/album/manifestations


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Axioms Boston, Massachusetts

Axioms is a trio featuring improvisations by Albey onBass, Jane SpokenWord and PEK on horns and Ableton electronic mixes prepared from prepared samples taken from the Evil Clown Catalog. The interaction of these elements produce a steady progression through a wide variety of sonorities (from very thin to very dense) tied together with the improvised spoken word. ... more

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