Innova Recordings to partner with Creative Music Studio to release CMS Archive
Innova Recordings, the label of the American Composers Forum, is to partner with the Creative Music Studio to release recordings from the CMS Archive.
The collaboration will produce
CD-and-book releases taken from over 400 hours of archive recordings made by CMS between 1972 and 1986. The series aims to develop into a showcase of the breadth of improvised music realized at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY and will include interviews, compositions and performances by Fred Frith, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Teitelbaum, Ursula Oppens, Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry and many others.
The Studio was the principal program of the Creative Music Foundation, which was created in 1971 by the composers Ornette Coleman, Ingrid Sertso and Karl Berger, and quickly gained a reputation as a center for contemporary music.
The first stage of the project will feature around 10 hours of digitally re-mastered recordings, with the releases themed around various stylistic groupings.