Artists Catalog Vinyl Contact Etc  
The Space Between
One of the more inventive collectives in improvisational music, The Space Between is Philip Gelb, shakuhachi; long time collaborator Dana Reason, piano; and legendary figure of the American avant garde, composer and educator Pauline Oliveros, on her custom built just intonation accordion.

Because they reside in scattered areas of the country, it is a rare treat to see them perform. Four very special performances, three with guest bassists, and each thoroughly unique, are available on 482 Music.

The cd with Barre Phillips was described as "extraordinary".. "fully rewarding".. "memorable in its audacity".. "a mix of paradox, tension, co-operation and different backgrounds brought together in a relaxed, unhurried way that sounds like nothing before it."

And the date with Joëlle Léandre: "Léandre sounds so comfortable it's as if she's been playing with the group for years."

On June 5, 2003 the jazz-improv community, and specifically Bay Area musicians, suffered the tragic loss of bass player Matthew Sperry. We are connected with the Bay Area through several existing and upcoming recordings, and Matthew was a friend of each of those musicians. 482 has made available a release of a program he performed with The Space Between in 1999, all proceeds from which will go to the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund to benefit his wife Stacia and daughter Lila.

For more information about Matthew Sperry, please visit www.MatthewSperry.org

The Space Between with Matthew Sperry
The Space Between with Matthew Sperry (2003)
On June 5, 2003 the Bay Area community suffered the tragic loss of bassist and improviser Matthew Sperry, friend and collaborator of many, including each of the players in The Space Between.
The Space Between with Joëlle Léandre
The Space Between with Joëlle Léandre (2003)
Recorded live at CNMAT in Berkeley, California, in 2002. "..this is an ensemble made in heaven." - Cadence
The Space Between with Barre Phillips
The Space Between with Barre Phillips (2001)
Recorded live at CNMAT in Berkeley, California, on two September evenings in Recorded live at CNMAT in Berkeley, California, on two September evenings in 1998.

More Information

"...interacting with an almost telepathic empathy.... indeed, the insistently unconventional instrumental balance of this group is nothing short of fascinating..." — One Final Note

"This trio\'s gentle lyricism has always set them apart from the rest of the crowd, even in the improv hotbed that is the Bay Area..." — Paris Transatlantic

"Oliveros brings her Deep Listening practices into... a completely improvised sphere, with all three players attuned to each other\'s most sensitive gestures." — The Wire

Philip Gelb web site

Dana Reason web site

Pauline Oliveros web site

The Pauline Oliveros Foundation

Copyright © 2017 482 Music