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Charaoui / Lely / Wright – 396

"The new austerity on the first CD from the young exponents of the growing art of improvisation...in the year 2000, this approach in which traditional musical instruments are twisted into complex sound transformers which match the new sound sources available from the burgeoning electronics and computer sciences has become a medium in its own right." - Eddie Prévost.


Yann Charaoui / cymbals and table top samplers

John Lely / piano and prepared bal-bal tarang

Seymour Wright / alto saxophone



1. 2.28'53 

2. 4.17'21

3. 20'10

4. 13.5'05


Recorded at Gateway Studios, Kingston-upon-Thames on 2nd August 2000 by Steve Lowe. Front cover '396' by Lester Wright. 

Available as a 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC download.   

Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright’s work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique ­– actual and potential.

His solo work is documented on three widely-acclaimed collections - Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017).

Current projects include: abaria with Ute Kanngiesser; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; @xcrswx with Crystabel Riley; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; The Experimental Library with Evie Ward; XT with Paul Abbott; a trans-atlantic duet with Anne Guthrie, and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg's Atlas Mnemosyne.

His writing has been published in C//A, Sound American and The Wire.