Item MS-5-16, OS Box 10, Folder 1 - Homeland suite : [score]

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Homeland suite : [score]

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Lisle Ellis

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MS-5-16, OS Box 10, Folder 1

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  • 2007 (Creation)
    Ellis, Lisle

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1 score (1 p.) ; 28 x 43 cm

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Lisle Ellis is a Canadian jazz bassist and composer, known for his improvisational style and use of electronics. Born in Campbell River, British Columbia, he played electric bass as a teenager before entering the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Creative Music Studio in New York City (1975-1979). He lived in Toronto, Ontario from 1982 to 1983, and Montreal, Quebec from 1983 to 1992. He formed the performance and composition collective Vancouver's New Orchestra Workshop. In 1992, he moved to the Uited States where he spent time in San Francisco, San Diego, and New York City. He has performed and recorded with a number of artists.

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Item is a graphic score for Lisle (L.S.) Ellis' "Homeland Suite" for voice, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, violin, guitar, piano, bass, and percussion.

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Score was annotated in pencil by the oboist, Suzanne Lemieux.

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This composition was performed at an Upstream concert in 2007, with special guests, Fred Frith, Lisle Ellis, and Pierre Tanguy. The performers included Janice Jackson (soprano); Ruth Boggild (flute); Jeff Reilly (clarinet); Suzanne Lemieux (oboe); Chris Palmer (bassoon); Daniel Oore (soprano saxophone); Paul Cram (tenor saxophone); Fred Frith (guitar); Jeff Torbert (guitar); Lisle Ellis (bass); Pierre Tanguy (percussion) and Dave James (percussion).

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  • Oversize-box: MS-5-16, OS Box 10