Mengelberg, Misha

Misha Mengelberg (Kiev, 5 June 1935), leader of the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, is a trickster figure in Dutch composing and international improvised music: a philosophical thinker about musical issues ...

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Mishakosmos : Misha Mengelberg Music Book / collated and compiled by Michael Moore

Genre: Unknown

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Subgenre: Bassoon and string orchestra
Instruments: fg-solo str

Rat race : for clarinet, violin, cello and piano / Gerard Beljon

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: cl vl vc pf

Jets d'orgue : for organ, 1991, Part III / Jan Vriend

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Subgenre: Organ
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Mishakosmos : Misha Mengelberg Music Book / collated and compiled by Michael Moore

Publisher's number: 21350
Genre: Unknown
Year of composition: 2021
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

I first heard Misha Mengleberg and Han Bennink on Eric Dolphy’s last recording “Last Date”as a teenager and loved Misha’s composition “Hypochrismutreefuzz” both for the music and the title.
Later when I heard him play live with the ICP I enjoyed the marriage of total freedom, creative anarchy and absurdist humor coupled with the reverence for the music of Monk, jazz tradition and swing.
His is a music of imagination, irony and inside jokes as well as lyricism, angularity and emotional contrast.
He and the ICP created their own tradition that included diverse musical styles, quick changes and references to older music, relentless swing ...that was ahead of its time and influenced many younger musicians
I am happy his compositions are being published so that we may all share his music. Enjoy!
Uri Caine

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