Mysterial 1

by If, Bwana

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I played with pianist Gregory Hall at Frantasia in August of 2016 - Greg improvised and did some spoken word and i sampled him and through him back into the mix - and we were accompanied by Katherine Liberovskaya on live video. Her video with the live sound of Greg and I can be seen/heard here -

I saved the piano samples (as usual) and then made a piece from them. This is the piece.


released September 4, 2016
Gregory Hall - piano
Al Margolis - assemblage of samples into composition, cover painting (extract)



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If, Bwana Chester, New York

If, Bwana was begun on New Year's day 1984 by Al Margolis, who was an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music. He co-founded experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. If, Bwana makes music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. ... more

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