Biophilia Recordings
TroposAxioms // 75ab2020Tropos is a highly attuned improvising ensemble that explores the limitlessness of form, memory, and thematic material. They engage as specifically as possible across a variety of parameters with each other’s improvisational offerings. Sometimes soloistic voices emerge while other times a balanced ensemble collectivity unfolds.
Tropos draws on composed material by all the members of the group and utilizes methodologies and compositions of various improvisers of the past, especially Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, and Anthony Braxton. However, rather than imitating the sounds of the past, the individuals of Tropos interact with each other based upon a relational awareness of communication and a wide range of individual influences. Tropos formed in 2018 when its members were all studying in the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation programs at the New England Conservatory.