1010 Ensemble: Lullaby for the Distance LP
The sessions for Lullaby for the Distance began towards the end of 2018 and stopped mid 2020 as Covid-19 ended 1010 Ensemble's improvisational sessions.
These 4 pieces showcase the wonderful, intuitive talents of two exceptional artists pushing each other's boundaries like a couple of seasoned pugilists; the free form piano's cosmic vamping against the driving rhythm offers a wonderful counterpoint eventually syncing in to explore a celestial motif.
The confluence of Matt Norman's rhapsodic but lilting, melodic piano lines combined with Kraig Ludensky's responsive and tribal percussion and brushed drum strokes creates a wonderfully chaotic and evocative soundtrack.
Matt Norman and Kraig Ludensky met by a chance encounter and, after a brief discussion, believed their diverse tastes in music could, perhaps, create a potent elixir for reflection, joy and madness.
Matt Norman – piano; A self-taught player living in Austin, TX has played up and down the West Coast over the years with the elders of the free and Avant-garde music scene. Matt has engaged audiences with his unique sound, embracing the spiritual, lyrical and mystical elements of modern music, while celebrating the explorations of the past.
Kraig Ludensky – percussion; lives in Austin, TX. Kraig has performed with musicians and dancers from a wide range of genres in the United States, India, Europe and Japan. Kraig’s has studied music in India, Japan and the United States.