Title:               What Country Is This?

 By:                  The Resonance Ensemble

 Released in:   2012

 Format:          CD

 Catalog No:    MW 885-2

 Price :             12 EUR


1. Fabric Monument (for Czeslaw Milosz) [18:52]

2. Acoustic Fence (for Witold Lutosławski) [15:58]

3. Open Window Theory (for Fred Anderson) [12:49]


Reed solo orders:

Tracks 1: REMPIS tenor, VANDERMARK baritone, TRZASKA alto, ZIMPEL Bb clarinet

Tracks 2: TRZASKA alto, ZIMPEL bass clarinet

Tracks 3: VANDERMARK Bb clarinet, REMPIS alto



Ken Vandermark - baritone sax & Bb clarinet

Per-Åke Holmlander - tuba

Magnus Broo - trumpet

Michael Zerang - drums

Tim Daisy - drums

Devin Hoff - bass

Mikołaj Trzaska - alto sax & bass clarinet

Dave Rempis - alto & tenor sax

Wacław Zimpel - Bb & bass clarinet

Steve Swell - trombone


All compositions by KEN VANDERMARK (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP)

Recorded at STROBE STUDIOS, Chicago, on March 7, 2011 by BOB WESTON.

Mixed by BOB WESTON & KEN VANDERMARK at Chicago Mastering Service.

Mastered by BOB WESTON at CMS.

Typography, photos & design by MAREK WAJDA


Excerpt from liner notes by Ken Vandermark:

In mid December of 2004, for some completely unknown reason, a complimentary issue of Time Magazine showed up in my mailbox. I hate the periodical, never read it except when I’m at the dentist, so I have no idea why it arrived. On the front cover was George W. Bush’s face, he had been selected as “Person of the Year” by the magazine’s editors after his reelection as president. Just one more reason to hate the publication. As I flipped through the pages with masochistic curiosity while drinking my morning coffee, I came across the following, an excerpt from Late Ripeness, written by Czeslaw Milosz