Minor Vices has been performing for over a year now, and while we continue to grow as an improvisational group, we have become acutely aware that we have very little audio or video documentation. Fortunately that changed this past summer, when we gathered at the Kenilworth Square East studio space to record “Misdemeanors”.
Misdemeanors is a set of twenty-six miniatures, one for each letter of the alphabet. Written by Christopher Burns for Minor Vices, each movement sets a particular challenge or puzzle for the ensemble, who improvise in response to the given constraints. The result is vivid and imaginative music, articulated through bright colors and sharp contrasts.
After some minimal post-production work by Christopher, the final recording was released to BandCamp in October 2013. You can listen to, or download the entire release here:
As an additional bonus, Kevin had a pretty sweet camera with him, and was “on the ball” enough to get some good shots and share them with us.