duck-rabbit is an innovative experimental ensemble with three distinct but overlapping configurations. The first is an all acoustic improvising trio, comprising saxophone, piano and double bass. The second is an all electronic trio in which sounds collected on location are used as source material for electronic improvisations. The final incarnation involves each member of the group taking on a dual role as an acoustic and electronic performer. In this setting, all electronic sounds are derived in the moment. The group's development has been driven by a constant desire to explore sound and develop new means of expression. The unique electronic instruments created by the group are continually evolving to meet new musical challenges. In turn, the relationship between the performers and their acoustic instruments has been radically reconceived to occupy this new sound world. All this takes place in an ensemble which is dedicated to group interaction and spontaneous performance.
- Joe Wright saxophone/electronics
- Tom Taylor piano/electronics
- James Opstad double bass/electronics