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Misha Mengelberg RIP

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Very sad the whole day. A genius as mentioned.

Never had the chance to see him live, and hoping some ICP records will become available again. I have tickets to see Han Bennink in a Noël Akchoté formation next tuesday and I can imagine there will be a kind of homage given there.

A 1996 interview:

http://www.paristransatlantic.com/magazine/interviews/mengelberg.html

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ep1str0phy is on point as usual.

Misha's funeral will be next weekend and the ICP Orchestra will be playing a number of his compositions. Not sure if it will be publicly attended.

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8 hours ago, OliverM said:

Very sad the whole day. A genius as mentioned.

Never had the chance to see him live, and hoping some ICP records will become available again. I have tickets to see Han Bennink in a Noël Akchoté formation next tuesday and I can imagine there will be a kind of homage given there.

A 1996 interview:

http://www.paristransatlantic.com/magazine/interviews/mengelberg.html

Best starting with this one (and the Monk companion album) :

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All (or most) ICP albums  - including the Nichols / Monk one - are available on Spotify. 

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Yeah, they were uploaded following that 45-year boxed set, which has (as has been discussed elsewhere on the board) some issues with the transfers.

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Thanks for the tip!

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I have not yet known the music of this particular scene as much or as well as I would like to and maybe someday will, but what/when I have heard it, the integrity  and fullness of the vision is overwhelmingly immediate, so...RIP,, and we'll keep listening as the currents flow.

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Misha did not think his music was considered beautiful. It led him to accept the alienation.....
He loved the experience of nothingness, Dada and Fluxus, and called himself pianist, composer and Fluxusartist.
 
The ICP Orchestra will perform a concert in memory of Misha Mengelberg on Saturday, 25 March at 2:30 PM

 

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Obit: https://ethaniverson.com/2017/03/03/the-great-mengelberg/

Edited by Cyril

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Don't really care what he thought of Dolphy 'cause I know what I think of Dolphy.  Much enjoyed Who's(sic) Bridge, should pull it out for a listen.

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Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say -- and I agree that Mengelberg's intentions had a dark humor and perhaps leapt into the void (to borrow from Yves Klein) -- but I've experienced beauty and a lot of joy in Misha's music, whether or not he intended it to be there!

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Yes, Misha had a special sense of humor.... 

This is sweet:

 

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On 3/2/2017 at 1:29 PM, clifford_thornton said:

From personal experience I actually found Misha to be very kind and generous, not to mention quite funny.. 

My experience was the same. What a kind and generous and funny and serious man. No wonder those ICP musicians were so loyal to him for so long.

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Speaking of the ICP.

Instant Composers Pool celebrates its 50th anniversary with a weekend full of concerts at the Bimhuis, with many special guests. Friday’s concert includes saxophonist Evan Parker.

Read more: http://bimhuis.com/gigs/icp-orchestra--friends

http://bimhuis.com/gigs/icp-orchestra-29

& http://bimhuis.com/gigs/icp-orchestra--friends-2

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Thanks for the notice, will stream this!

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