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Urban Sax
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Urban Sax is an ensemble founded by the French composer Gilbert Artman in 1973, made up of massive numbers of saxophones, accompanied by percussion, strings, and sometimes voices. The group is directed by Artman and performs his compositions, which are generally repetitive and minimalist, often sounding somewhat mechanistic rather than conventionally expressive. Urban Sax has performed throughout Europe, in Asia and at Expo 86 in Vancouver. The group's performances are performance art happenings; players wear metallic space suit-like costumes together with gas masks, and each performance is a unique ritualistic event that is planned for the particular architectural or natural space where it is to take place.
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http://urbansax.com
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Releases on file (7)
Urban Sax — Inside Urban Sax — Inside
(Urban Noisy, 2014, CD+DVD+LP)
Urban Sax — Urban Sax à Jakarta Urban Sax — Urban Sax à Jakarta
(AWA 95002, 1995, CD EP)
Urban Sax — To The Happy Few Urban Sax — To The Happy Few
(Cezame SAM 002, 1993, CD+Book)
Urban Sax — Spiral Urban Sax — Spiral
(EPM Musique FDC 1125, 1991, CD)
Urban Sax — Fraction sur le Temps Urban Sax — Fraction sur le Temps
(EPM Musique 982042, 1985/1991, CD)
Urban Sax — Urban Sax 2 Urban Sax — Urban Sax 2
(Cobra COB 37017, 1978, LP)
Urban Sax — Urban Sax Urban Sax — Urban Sax
(EPM Musique FDC 1124, 1977/1993, CD)

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