This Thread Walks is the title of the new repertoire and album signed by trumpet player and composer Alistair Payne. The Scottish-born musician is known for his distinct trumpet tone, out-of-the box creativity and diversity of projects. This Thread Walks is his most recent work featuring a collaboration with critically acclaimed, poet Laureate of San Francisco and movement worker; Tongo Eisen-Martin.
Alistair has used Tongo’s text, distinct spoken rhythm, and performance energy as starting points to compose. His writing techniques span across many corners of the contemporary music world. You can expect to hear morphing tonality echoing Arvö Part, pulse and groove that you’d expect in the universe of Madlib, alongside stretched atonality and silence. The music is written for a six-piece band including some of the most talented artists currently established in the Netherlands.
In November 2023, This Thread Walks will be released on BIMHUIS records alongside a live album recorded on September 22nd at BIMHUIS.