"Containing some of the most exciting, younger musicians in Copenhagen” (Salt Peanuts Jazz Magazine) Murmuration weaves between hive-mind elements that take the listener through ambient fields and chaotic rumbles.
Encompassing a unique blend of instrumentation that ranges from saxophones and trumpets to those more commonly found in chamber ensembles — low brass, strings and bassoon, Murmuration moves as one uniform entity that subtly shifts form in ebbs and flows.
The album is influenced by Calum's vivid recurring dreams of living in Australia — from a murmuration of birds moving like a ‘giant shadow floating in the wind’, to visions of violent swirling water within a vast dark expanse of sea.
released January 27, 2023
Calum Builder (Alto Saxophone; Conductor)
Miguel Crozzoli (Tenor Saxophone)
Carolyn Goodwin (Bass Clarinet)
Sara Bulili-Nowak (Bassoon)
Erik Kimmestad (Trumpet)
Håkon Guttormsen (Trumpet)
Kristian Tangvik (Tuba)
Barbara Kammer (Viola)
Oda Dyrnes (Cello)
Piotr Dubajko (Double Bass)
Jan Kadereit (Drums/Percussion)
All compositions by Calum Builder
Produced by Calum Builder & Simon Mariegaard
Recorded and Mixed by Simon Mariegaard 2021
Mastered by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres
Artwork by Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson 'Dropar' // Analog Collage, 2021
Design by Žilvinas Jagėla
A big thanks to Simon Mariegaard for his immense help in producing this album. To my wife Shay, thank you for all your love and support.
My deep gratitude and love to Miguel, Carolyn, Sara, Oda, Erik, Håkon, Kristian, Basia, Piotr and Jan — whose vibrant collective spirits have made recording and performing with this ensemble a true joy.
Supported by Koda Kultur
Released by Barefoot Records 2023
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