Although free improvisation had always been an option in my One Music projects, for a brief period - between 1972 & 1974 - it became the main way of operating. The reason fro this singular approach followed a degree of negative responses from some musicians to my usual methods of performing and, in spite of my misgivings, I decided to take up the challenge of totally freely improvised performances. These took place in grouping with others as well as many which were completely solo, at a variety of venues in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Southampton and London during this period. Much of this material went unrecorded, or if it was recorded proved to be musically and/or audio-wise if insufficient quality to make generally available, so these archive recordings should give a general impression of the kind of performances which took place.
released August 10, 2015
David Panton - alto saxophone, viola, percussion, piano frame
Pete Starke - spoken voice, bell, piano frame (tracks 8 & 10)
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 recorded in Southampton 1973 assisted by Andy Kyte
Tracks 4, 6, 8 & 10 recorded at Birmingham Arts Lab 1970 assisted by Pete Starke
All works by Panton (c) 1970 & 1973
Published by D & ED Panton Music (c) (p) 2015