Greg Chudzik: Solo Works, Vol. 1

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<PANORAMIC RELEASE> Bassist Greg Chudzik, frequent performer with new music groups Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, and Wet Ink Ensemble, as well as the eclectic band Empyrean Atlas, releases this solo digital only EP of layered compositions for electric bass. Each of the four works are inspired by a musician who has had a profound influence on Chudzik's approach to music, Biodun Kuti, Steve Reich, Bill Frisell, and John Luther Adams. 

Audio

# Audio Title/Composer(s) Time
Total Time 35:56
01Bossman (for Biodun)
Bossman (for Biodun)
8:08
02IV (for Steve)
IV (for Steve)
10:09
03Tis of Thee (for Bill)
Tis of Thee (for Bill)
4:49
04Parks Road (for John)
Parks Road (for John)
12:50

Bassist Greg Chudzik, frequent performer with new music groups Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, and Wet Ink Ensemble, as well as the eclectic band Empyrean Atlas, releases this solo digital only EP on the newly formed Panoramic imprint of his layered compositions for electric bass. Each of the four works are inspired by a musician who has had a profound influence on Chudzik's approach to music: Biodun Kuti, Steve Reich, Bill Frisell, and John Luther Adams. Chudzik explores the fertile world of timbral possibility on the electric bass within a context of layered studio production, though these pieces do exist in live performance versions with the aid of looping technology. From “Bossman”, Chudzik’s ode to the Nigerian guitarist Biodun Kuti, to “Parks Road”, his expansive work evoking the majesty of Denali National Park in Alaska, and dedicated to John Luther Adams, this recording is a nuanced and sophisticated snapshot of how looping has broadened the possibilities of minimalist compositional techniques in works for solo instruments.

Greg Chudzik

Greg Chudzik is an active performer across numerous genres on the double bass and electric bass. Currently, he can be seen performing regularly with several new music groups, including Signal Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble. Greg is also a member of several bands, including Empyrean Atlas, Bing and Ruth, and The Briars of North America. He has worked with numerous influential figures in contemporary music, including Steve Coleman, Steve Reich, Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, Helmut Lachenmann, Charles Wuorinen, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich and the Bang On A Can All-Stars. Last January, Greg completed a tour opening for Jeff Mangum, formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel. Greg’s recording credits include playing on the Grammy-nominated “Barcelonaza” by Jorge Leiderman, the album “Americans” by Scott Johnson (Tzadik records), the album “Tomorrow Was the Golden Age” by Bing and Ruth (Rvng Records), the album “Inner Circle” by Empyrean Atlas, multiple recordings with Signal Ensemble on New Amsterdam and Mode Records, the album “Grown Unknown” by Lia Ices (Secretly Canadian records), and the album “High Violet” by The National (4AD Records).

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