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Magda Mayas (piano, DE), Monika Brooks (accordion, AU) and Laura Altman (clarinet, AU) release an echt zeit musik LP from a 2014 ABC studio session in Sydney. This forbiddingly beautiful and jagged real-time orchestration brings together extended technique improvisations to conjure a vast sound imagery that shifts from wide, empty pastures to terrifying Schwarzwald isolation and claustrophobia.On H ue, free improvisations offer flourishing moments of intensity that give way to shy, tender passages. The deep, textural explorations of each instrument confirm the accomplished musicianship of Mayas, Brooks and Altman and at times the record is so minimal it sounds closer to field recordings. This sparse real-time arrangement shows the performative class and collective listening of this trio, honed over seven years of working together.


released August 12, 2016

recorded 22.4.2014
Mastered by Lawrence English @158
Engineered by Andrew Dixon and produced by Andre Shrimski at Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, Australia
Cover photo Sven Kils
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Great Waitress Sydney, Australia

Great Waitress (AU/DE) is the collaborative trio of Laura Altman, Monica Brooks and Magda Mayas, formed in 2009. The group has since performed at major festivals and events in Australia and across Europe. Multiplicity emerges through virtuosic collective listening - a calmly focussed, ambiguous music.
"It’s lucid improvisation..is partially hypnotic and largely unsettling."
Bobby Power
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