RAIC's Chance Operations out on Limited Edition CD

We are very pleased to share with you the new album by RAIC (Richmond Avant Improv Collective) entitled "Chance Operations" Chance Operations was inspired by John Cage’s “Silence.” RAIC often brings together musicians who normally would never play together. For Chance Operations, twenty musicians from a wide range of backgrounds- jazz, rock, noise and world music, some with backgrounds in improvisation and some without - came together at Etching Tin Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The musicians’ names were written on different ping pong balls and then placed in a sealed container. In a separate container were balls with the number for the ensemble ranging from a duet to a sextet.  “First we would randomly decide by chance how many people would be in a particular ensemble,” said Samuel Goff of RAIC. “If a quartet was decided, we then went to the other container and drew out 4 names. At times I was scared this might turn into a disaster, but it worked beautifully. We ended up with 21 songs featuring 20 different musicians. And with the different and often opposing backgrounds of the musicians we got a vast array of genres.”



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