IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell) - Lodi

Lodi

IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell)

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IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell) - Lodi

How did IST begin? By happenstance rather than calculation. In 1995, Simon H. Fell performed with an unknown harpist by the name of Rhodri Davies in Huddersfield, where Rhodri was at university. At around the same time, an unknown cellist called Mark Wastell contacted Simon to ask whether they might play together – in private, not with a view to doing gigs. Graciously, Simon agreed. Later that year, when Rhodri relocated to London, Simon brought him and Mark together and the three of them began to play. What immediately became apparent was that IST (as the trio would soon be known) had a unique chemistry, and their often quiet, sparse, introspective but tensile music, strewn with ghost notes, was different from that of any other improvising string group.
The IST concerts that followed were among the first performances of Mark’s career, and, remarkably, the Anagrams To Avoid session was recorded on the day that Rhodri and Mark met. This was the beginning of their extensive joint involvement in various informal line-ups for both concerts and recordings, and with longstanding groups such as Broken Consort and The Sealed Knot.

Fast forward to 2002. In September of that year, IST was invited to perform at the Contemporaneamente classical music festival in the town of Lodi, Italy. The concert took place in the frescoed nave of an octagonal medieval church, the fabulous acoustic of which served the musicians, and the recording, well. In a 2006 interview with Tomas Korber, Wastell said this was "the best concert that group ever played".

In ideal circumstances, IST gave perhaps their finest performance, and Lodi contains every second of it. The recording is dedicated to the late Peter Kowald, who, the previous evening at Contemporaneamente, had played his final European concert.

Reviews

***TOP TEN IMPROVISED MUSIC RECORD OF THE YEAR 2006 - THE WIRE.

Tracklisting

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  1. IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell) - Untitled I
  2. IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell) - Untitled II
  3. IST (Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Mark Wastell) - Untitled III

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