PACIFIC LIGHT AND WATER/WU XING - CYCLE OF DESTRUCTION
Jazz legend and trumpet wizard Wadada Leo Smith and electronic music master Barry Schrader team up to create a one-of-a-kind duo. This is what Smith calls an “overlay” composition, combining works of two composers to create a new work. Merging Smith’s live performance of his piece Pacific Light and Water with Schrader’s electronic composition Wu Xing – Cycle of Destruction creates a unique musical experience. At Smith’s request, Schrader created a graphic score (available from Theodore Front Music), for Smith to follow and coordinate with the electronic music of Wu Xing. Images from the score are used in the graphic design of the CD cover and booklet. This performance was recorded live at REDCAT in LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.