“Sometimes”, wrote Lucretius, “at uncertain times and places, the eternal, universal fall of the atoms is disturbed by a very slight deviation – the clinamen”. The unpredicted swerve of one atom which in collision creates a multiplicity of worlds, gives its name to the Clinamen Ensemble, featuring Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Mark Taylor on French horn, Matt Moran on vibraphone, Brad Jones on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion. Meters in meltdown, something like Klee’s checkerboard all right angles softened by breath, a two becoming three becoming one, Attias’ music is a turbulent flow of time and color.
Michaël Attias THE CLINAMEN ORCHESTRA
Sunday, March 6, 2005. 8:30 pm