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Michael Oelgeschlaeger The music has an ever changing feeling, The alto is an excellent choice, because a tenor would be to dominant and a soprano would be in danger to get drowned by the strings.
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6th Street 03:30
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Recorded one spring evening in San Francisco, Emergency Rental is a collaboration by the Emergency String (X)tet and Rent Romus exploring sound in and outside the elements of free improvisation between saxophone and strings. The Emergency String (X)tet grew out of the ashes of Fred Longberg-Holms Phenomenal String Quartet in Chicago some fifteen years ago. After the dissolution of the Phenomenal Strings, ESX founder Bob Marsh was disconsolate, greatly missing the aural wonders provided by that group. He created the ESX when he believed the lack of improvised string music had reached emergency proportions. The ensemble is called an (X)tet for two reasons: First, due to the fluctuating number of players at a given performance. Second, because it emphasizes the unknown factor inherent in improvisation.


released October 19, 2010

Rent Romus - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Adria Otte, Angela Hsu, Jonathan Segel - violins
Bob Marsh, Doug Carroll - cellos
Kanoko Nishi - bass koto
Tony Dryer – contrabass


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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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