What Phil Minton is able to create with nothing but his voice – those “simply unbelievable and uncanny sounds for which nothing comparable exists, far and wide” (Bert Noglik) – seems to lie beyond what it is possible. He is the indisputable vocal giant of the jazz avant-garde.
He meets a collective of kindred spirits with the ICI Ensemble. Comprising some of the most enthusiasti-cally experimental instrumentalists and sonic artists of the German improvisation scene, this ensemble has been creating a unique sonic cosmos for almost 20 years that has already inspired numerous interna-tional composers and improvisators to collaborate with them.
Phil Minton and the musicians of the ICI Ensemble spin here a refined chamber musical texture and seem to whisper words of the late Beckett: “Say Yes.” – until someone else relativizes: “Till No.” And then nothing is any longer as it was before.