Tricycle I: Amor Fati

by Noertker's Moxie

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Metamorphosis of Narcissus
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Our Beloved Heath
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Cage 1-6 (after Richter)
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08:04
8.
I am an Amateur of Velocipedes

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Bill Noertker and his psychedelic avant-chamber jazz ensemble, Noertker’s Moxie, are back with a three-part suite, Tricycle. In this first installment, Amor Fati, Noertker utilizes the prism of art and topography to reflect on his most recent return to London. From the portentous tolling of the Hour of the Traces to the giggling frolics of Our Beloved Heath, from the Richter-inspired warp and woof of Cage 1-6 to the tender and melancholic beauty of fo’g, Noertker and his stalwart companions engage us with their playful, emotive, and intimate musical conversations.

In 2001, Bill Noertker formed Noertker’s Moxie as a vehicle for his thematic compositions. Since then he has composed over 200 pieces of music and has released thirteen CDs on the Edgetone Records label, including the soundtrack for Curious Worlds: the Art and Imagination of David Beck and the extended suites Sketches of Catalonia; The Blue Rider; and The Druidh.

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releases April 28, 2020

Annelise Zamula – flute, alto sax
Bill Noertker – contrabass
Brett Carson – piano (1, 2, 5, 6, 8)
Jordan Glenn – drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Joshua Marshall – tenor sax (3, 4)
Daniel Pearce – drums (3, 7)
Mas Koga – tenor sax (7)

Source material for compositions:
Hour of the Traces – Alberto Giacometti’s 1932 sculpture
Do You Know My Aunt Eliza? – Leonora Carrington’s 1941 sketch
Metamorphosis of Narcissus – Salvador Dalí’s 1937 painting
Holiday Princess of 1946 – Theophilus’ mother, Pamela Bramah
Our Beloved Heath – Hampstead Heath
Cage 1-6 (after Richter) – six John Cage-inspired paintings by Gerhard Richter
f o’ g – acronym for friend of god, an English translation of Theophilus
I am an Amateur of Velocipedes – Leonora Carrington’s 1941 sketch

These are recordings of live performances of Noertker’s Moxie from 2018-2019 at the SIMM Series, held bi-monthly at the Musicians’ Union Hall in San Francisco, CA
All tracks recorded live to 2-track by Michael Zelner Mastered by Myles Boisen at The Headless Buddha Mastering Lab on 14 & 18 October 2019

Graphic design by Gert Rude Music
Cover art by Jekyll
Produced by Bill Noertker
Executive producer - Rent Romus
Special thanks to Theophilus

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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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