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"Ambassador Duos" presents a selection of four duo improvisations that Düsseldorf-based composer Phillip Schulze has recorded over the past ten years with multi-instrumentalist and composer Anthony Braxton, sound- and action-artist Christian Jendreiko, composer and ethnomusicologist Andrew Raffo Dewar, and DJ/producer Detlef Weinrich, aka Toulouse Low Trax.

The double album describes encounters by these musicians with an electro-acoustic, responsive compositional instrument, whose algorithms Schulze has continuously modified since 2001— a means to seek, in the artist's words, "a dialogue with external (analog), spatial and internal (digital) realities."

Here in "Ambassador Duos" the center of Schulze's attentions are presented as "transidiomatic, interpersonal communications, augmented with instruments."

The Album comes as a gatefold Double-LP with CD and extended liner notes from all participants in German & English.

Funded by Kunststiftung NRW.

A-Side: Anthony Braxton, 2005, 19:51 min
B-Side: Christian Jendreiko, 2009, 19:54 min
C-Side: Andrew Raffo Dewar, 2011, 19:58 min
D-Side: Detlef Weinrich, 2014, 19:59 min


released December 8, 2015



Andrew Raffo Dewar Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is a composer, soprano saxophonist, and arts organizer.

Since 1995, he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

His work has been performed throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Europe and appears on over a dozen albums released internationally.
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