Sam Pluta (live electronics) and Peter Evans (trumpet) have been working together for over a decade. Their work extends from their duo collaborations to large ensemble performances of music composed by each, work with Wet Ink, The International Contemporary Ensemble, Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Rocket Science (with Parker and Craig Taborn), Peter Evans Ensemble, and music commissioned by the Harlem Jazz Museum. The duo has released two albums on the Carrier label - 2010’s sum and difference and 2014’s Event Horizon - and has toured yearly (internationally and in the USA) since 2013.
In their duo music, improvisation is used to bridge uncharted sonic worlds for Evans' traditional acoustic instrument with Pluta's customized and highly flexible software. Their instruments are at some points fused into a unified sonic entity indistinguishable as two voices, while at others engaged in violent counterpoint.
Two Live Sets shows the duo pushing sound-based improvisation to its limits, stretching material in two 45 minute fully improvised performances, one recorded at the De Singer jazz club in Belgium and the other recorded at Emory University in Atlanta.
released March 1, 2019
Peter Evans, trumpet
Sam Pluta, electronics
Atlanta recorded by Brian Adams
De Singer recorded by Kris Roevens
Mixed and Mastered by Sam Pluta
Artwork by Angela Guyton
Thanks to Adam Mirza and De Singer