|Playing at the crossroads of contemporary classical, radical electronic, and electro-acoustic New Music, the improvisation group Chainworks takes the concept of the piano trio to new extremes -- melodies skirling atop the crackle of pure electrical distortion, harmonics of drum and cymbal mergingwith analog whir and drone. An heir as much to 1980s New York noise as to David Tudor and John Cage, it's energy music with a heart of silence.
”Quiet yet sinister . . . subtle and sly, slowly evolving through mesmerizing soundscapes. . . . Another chapter in the better exploration of downtown-style improvisation.”--Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery