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Ponzi Piece (Large Ensemble Version​)​: Mad​(​e​)​off (with the money)

by The Ponzi Ensemble



A continuation, yet variation, on the Ponzi Pieces. After finishing up the original recordings for the forthcoming new versions of the work, we decided to try a large ensemble version using most of the recorded tracks. Here is the result.


released September 8, 2021
N. B. Aldrich: guitars, amplified screwdrivers, recording, mixing
Duane Ingalls: bells, slide whistle
Al Margolis: trumpet, viola, contact mics, objects
Steve Norton: alto clarinet, soprano sax

Composed by Al Margolis, assembled by N. B. Aldrich and Al margolis
Cover art: Al Margolis

Recorded in Sedgwick, Maine in August 2019 and April 2021.Version assembled in August 2021.

thanks to all....




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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