Fate and the Processor is an epic electroacoustic musical journey performed by New Zealand School of Music jazz instructor and multi-woodwind instrumentalist, Colin Hemmingsen. The movements, composed by NZSM jazz composition professor, Dave Lisik, make use of Colin's abilities on five different instruments: soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon, often simultaneously and in multiple combinations. All sounds generated for the album, even those that have been significantly altered, originated in the pure acoustic sounds of these instruments. Colin matches his technical skill (honed as a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), with a jazz improviser's instincts and sensibilities, creating a genre-defying one-musician electronic wind ensemble that is truly exceptional.
Colin Hemmingsen (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet,
Dave Lisik (electronics)