October 26th, 2009

netlabel, portuguese, xs records

[xs-68] essl and ostrovski - flechtwerk

artist: karlheinz essl and matthew ostrovski
album: flechtwerk
release date: 24/10/2009

On May 5th 2009, Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl and New York-based sound artist Matthew Ostrowski met for a free improvisation concert at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. Although it had been 8 years since their last performance as a duo, the show turned out to be very powerful, each performer complementing the other in ways neither had anticipated. They were so excited about the results of this almost chance encounter that they decided to make the recording available to the world.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Fiol (1960-2009), founder of Issue Project Room.