Sunday, 26 July 2009

Pat Metheny Announces New Orchestration Project

On Friday, Pat Metheny announced that he will be releasing a new recording in 2010. By the sounds of it, this project is going to be very interesting. The following was written on Pat’s website on Friday:

I have been very lucky over the years to have many opportunities to explore a wide range of ideas as a musician. The quest to find new ways of thinking about things and the process of trying to come up with a personal perspective on music has been a major priority along the way, almost from the very beginning.
The Orchestrion Project is a leap into new territory. This project represents a recently developed conceptual direction for me that involves the merging of an idea from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries with the technologies of today to create an open-ended platform for musical invention and performance.
“Orchestrionics” is the term that I am using to describe a new performance method to present music alone onstage using acoustic and acoustoelectric musical instruments that are mechanically controlled using the power of modern technology.
In early 2010 a new recording will be released on Nonesuch. It will be a “solo” record in that I am the only musician—but a CD that in some ways recontextualizes the term.

For more info, visit Pat's website. Here is a video from ’94 of Metheny and Scofield performing “The Red One” from their album I Can See Your House from Here.


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