Slip, Slide & Collide

Torben Snekkestad – saxophones,reed-trumpet
Barry Guy – double bass

MCD 1401

From Maya Homburger`s liner notes:

“A new duo collaboration of Barry Guy together with the exceptional Norwegian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad. At convergent boundaries, tectonic plates collide with each other, sometimes slowly, other times giving way suddenly with huge energy being expended. The various plates that encompass this planet either get subducted by being bent and pulled under the crust, or they collide and fold the rock at the boundary creating mountains. Whatever way the plates move, there is an end result only for a moment as the forces adjust. There are indeed certain moments when the individual contributions by the two players are modified by collision – and sonic adjustments are made when one voice slips and slides around the other. This all happens in the blink of an eye compared to the millions of years that the earth adjusts its crust. Thinking of these players as “forces of nature”, I suggested that they use titles pertaining to islands surrounding their homelands. Torben Snekkestad (although residing in Denmark) has Norwegian islands and Barry Guy (residing in Switzerland) has Irish islands (referring to a country which could be called his chosen homeland). We chose the title “Slip Slide and Collide” as a playful affiliation, but nevertheless there is indeed a special moment when two powerful players negotiate their musical boundaries and present us with islands of creativity and resolution.”