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|Miqel - Flute,
Saxophone & Electronics
||I'm a self-taught musician. I recieved a saxophone and later
a flute as gifts from friends who knew my interest
in coltrane and improvisation. I learned to play by "ear",
thru listening to the inner music and working to reproduce
the melodies and sounds on the insturments" .... I hope
that you enjoy it.
MP3 Downloads: Michael Aaron Coleman - flutes,
sax, clarinet, electronics, samples
Other night - home recording composition
with Flute and samples
- home recording composition with Flute and samples
(this is my best composition because
it was recorded as a pure outpouring of awe and respect
for a woman I loved very dearly, my spiritual friend
& Dedrick - Live with "the Transcendental
Crayon Ensemble" in 2002.
Opening for the Sun-Ra Arkestra in Nashville, It was
an amazing honour to meet them. They were all very warm, caring and inspiring people. Marshall Allen and Danny Davis even showed me a few things on the flute.
the Difference - Live with "the Transcendental
Crayon Ensemble" in 2002. from the same gig as above.
Gold - Live, a nice moment with the Crayons
around 1999 in nashville
• Alexi - Solo flute by candle light at 3am. Music Meditation of ancient feelings of gratitude. (I did no thinking, just hit record and began playing. *improvisation as a gift to Alexandra, who was traveling in France at the time) home recording from march 2003
One - Very abstract composition with Flutes,
wood flutes, percussion,
hand drums and samples. Recorded in a deep trance.
Song 1 - home recording composition with
Flute and samples
(sorry for the poor audio quality on this one)
Song 2 - home recording with Flute and samples.
Poor audio - good playing! I couldn't do this again.
first experiments in recording & mixing on
Dean - my first experiment in digital mixing.
Funny! Samples i recorded from the sunday local pentacostal
radio show in mississippi, it's a guy trying to "speak
in tongues" on Brother Canoy's 'Back to Calvary broadcast',
Ridgeland MS. See my strange records MP3 section
for more clips from this uniquely weird broadcast.
In Space - homage to Sun-Ra and Stereolab.
Home recording composition with Flute, percussion and
samples. The scratching effect is ME, lol, using one of
those 3-D pictures with the texture and scratching my
fingernail on it, close to the mike, to get the turntable
flexi-sound. Works pretty good if you're not a turntablist.
- home recording with only multitracked Sax and Clarinet.
Very "out there".
Feelings - home recording composition with
Clarinet, percussion and samples. Odd vibe.
Alice Coltrane - unfinished composition with
me on Flute, Casio keyboard, remixed casio drums.
Recorded to save the idea. Inspired by Alice Coltrane's
Sketch - unfinished multi-track composition
with me on Sax, Casio keyboard, remixed casio drums. Recorded
to save the idea, not for listening, lol. Mournful sounding.
- home recording with Flute, guitar samples from Acid
DJ & my own weird percussion at the start.
what this one is about.
I play by ear & do not read music. It feels so much
more natural to play what comes out without having to
define or categorize it. Playing the music itself is the
rewarding part, allowing the uncalculated expression of
the moment to become it's own song. I never know or plan
what notes will come next, it depends on what's coming
thru in the present moment. highly schooled musicians
may be skeptical of this approach, yet this is the great
joy of music. My ignorance of analytical musical thinking
gives me nothing to fall back on, no safety net.
Therefore i have to truly be feeling the music, if the
song moves me - i can soar with it. The idea is to have
an abstract inner-connection with the feelings at the
core of the song & then i am able to play it without
thinking, then i can to some degree 'become' the song.
If there is not a connection with the heart of the music
being expressed - then i am unable to play it. That's
limiting in some contexts, but cool in a way, it keeps me playing songs that i can groove
to on an abstract, psychic level. Disciplined Free-Improvisation
is the musical form of zen.
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