Sam Ashley and Werner Durand - I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good / Love Among the Immortals Vinyl LP
Sam Ashley and Werner Durand I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good / Love Among the Immortals Vinyl LP
I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good is a new recording collaboration from Sam Ashley and Werner Durand. Ashley's mystic parables imbued with benevolent humor are drawn from a lifelong pursuit of a present-day shamanism. Durand's wind work on invented and traditional instruments stems from the minimalist tradition, routed through his own unique studies of obscure world musics. The two artists first met in Berlin in 1984 while Sam was touring Atalanta with Ashley's opera company, with whom he was a principle vocalist for many years.
Sam's work has appeared on other Unseen Worlds releases (J. Jasmine: My New Music) and in solo and collaborative performances alongside "Blue" Gene Tyranny and other artists across the world. Durand, also active since the late-70s, performs music for saxophones, Iranian ney, and self-made wind instruments.
He is a linchpin figure in the experimental music scene in Germany and abroad following formative studies with Ariel Kalma and Gilbert Artman in Paris, Indian Classical Music with Kamalesh Maitra, and Iranian Ney with Ali Reza Asgharia. He has worked notably with David Behrman (Music With Memory), Arnold Dreyblatt (Animal Magnetism), Muslimgauze, Henning Christiansen, Catherine Christer Hennix (Born of Six), David Toop, and Amelia Cuni (Ashtayama, Diasporagas). He also was a longtime employee of Ursula Block's gelbe MUSIK (Broken Music).
Sam Ashley and Werner Durand I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good / Love Among the Immortals Track Listing:
1. I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good
2. Love Among The Immortals
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